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Quality Soap Ingredients

Did you know your epidermis (skin) is the largest organ of your body?

The skin functions to block pathogens, regulates body temperature, keeps our body from losing excessive fluid, and insulates us against cold and heat.

There are three layers of skin: the epidermis (what we see); the dermis (layer beneath housing blood vessels); and the subcutaneous layer (stores fat, connective tissues, and larger vessels and nerves).

What can we say? Our bodies are pretty amazing!

It is important for us here at Cow Friend Soap to know how our body and skin interact interact with our soaps. Some chemical and commercial ingredients can penetrate through the three layers of skin and can affect the internal body systems.

We will only use essential oils as scent our bars of soap, and we will never use synthetic fragrances in our soap. Our aim is to create soap that will leave your skin—and body— healthy and happy, which is why we are very transparent with all ingredients used.

High-quality Ingredients for a Perfect Soap Bar

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Coconut Oil

Creates a protective moisturizing shield on the skin. Coconut oil is full of antioxidants and is made of healthy saturated fats and vitamins like vitamin E and amino acids.

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Olive Oil

Natural source of antioxidants and rich in vitamins A, D, E & K. Adds moisture to your skin, keeping it soft.

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Key ingredient in the saponification process.
Oils + Lye = Soap

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In addition to making soap bars harder (and not just Natural lard is hydrating for the skin.

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Goat Milk

This ingredient is rich in proteins and vitamin, which helps to soothe dry skin. Locally-sourced goat milk is what we use!

honey in homemade soap bars


Honey is a fine antioxidant and humectant (keeps in moisture). It helps soothe and soften skin, which giving you a bubbly lather. Honey also adds a very pleasant scent to soap bars.
Locally sourced.

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Rapeseed Oil

Rich in vitamins C and E. The fatty acids and anti-oxidants in rapeseed oil (aka canola oil) nourish and soften skin. Creamy bar with low lather, which is great for dry skin.

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Palm Oil

Sustainably sourced oil that comes from palm tree fruit. Contributes to a creamy lather and a harder soap bar.

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Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter add hardness, stability, and a creamy lather to the soap. It can help to soften and smooth the skin, and may be particularly beneficial for dry or damaged skin

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Essential Oils

Concentrated plant oils extracted from leaves, stems, flowers, roots, etc. 100% pure. Essential oils are what makes each soap bar smell heavenly. No fake fragrances here!

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Great for adding that much-needed protective barrier on the skin by lockin gin moisture. Produces great creamy lather.

Bentonite Clay

Great for balancing the pH levels of skin, helping to prevents irritation and dryness. Aids in remove toxins and impurities from the skin while gently exfoliating, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.Gives soap bars a creamy, bubbly lather.

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Shea Butter

Shea butter is naturally rich in vitamins A, E, and F, as well as providing natural UV protection. It is also full of antioxidants, which help to reduce inflammation and improve the skin's overall appearance. The fatty acids present also have anti-aging properties and help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

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Activated Charcoal

Cleanses and detoxifies the skin, drawing out dirt and toxins while also helping to balance oil production. It also helps to reduce inflammation, making it an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin.

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Titanium Dioxide

Luxurious, creamy lather that leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth, while reducing acne and blemishes. . Also make the soap look brighter and more vibrant. Titanium dioxide can also protect the skin from UV damage and other environmental factors.

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Salt is known for its natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties, making it a great addition to soap. It helps to exfoliate the skin, giving it a deep clean while providing essential minerals and vitamins, and also balances the skin's pH levels, aiding in moisture retention, and reducing inflammation.

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Skin-safe Mica Color

This is what we like to call the "vanity ingredient." It's safe for the skin and adds the last voilà colorful touch that we all look forward to in handmade soap. We're especially partial to sparkly mica on top of soap.