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Emulsifier and Preservative

Emulsifier

An emulsifier is the ingredient that binds water to oil in order to create an emulsion, which is just a fancy term for cream or lotion. We chose the following ingredients because they are safe, do not separate and do not leave a sheen on your skin after applying.

Cetearyl Alcohol - A fatty alcohol extracted from coconuts that is very different than denatured alcohol which is known to dry out skin. It is rated a 1 for safety on the Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database.

Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate - The sodium salt of sulfur extracted from coconut. Sulphur is an element that exists in all of nature. The term 'no sulfates' is way too broad a term and is based on a lot of misinformation. It is rated a 0 on Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database.

Stearic Acid - A fatty acid extracted from palm oil that acts as a thickening agent and helps to prevent melting in warmer temperatures. Plants fats that are solid at room temperature such as shea butter, cocoa butter, palm oil or coconut oil contain high amounts of stearic acid. It is rated a 1 on Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database.

Preservative

In order for our products to stay free of bacteria and keep for at least a year, we use some very innovative ingredients from nature. They are not killers, they simply make the products inhospitable to microbes. 

Sodium Anisate - The sodium salt of anisic acid derived from fennel. This is our safe anti-microbial preservative. It does not have a rating yet on Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database because it is so rare (and awesome).

Sodium Levulinate - The sodium salt of levulinic acid derived from corn. This is our safe anti-microbial preservative. It is rated a 0 on Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database.

Vegetable Glycerin - A colorless, odorless liquid that is extracted from coconut and palm fats. It is soluble in water and acts as a humectant (attracts moisture). It is rated a 1 on Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database.

Rosemary Leaf Extract - Extract from rosemary leaf that is very high in antioxidants. Keeps our products smelling and feeling as fresh as possible. It is rated a 0 on Skin Deep Cosmetic Database.

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