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Why Essential Oils?

We use only real plant essential oils, avoiding harmful synthetic fragrances. Derived naturally through distillation and cold pressing, our essential oils provide pure, therapeutic benefits for your skin and senses, ensuring a safe and eco-friendly experience for your daily routine.
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Why We Use Only Real Plant Essential Oils

At Cow Friend Soap, our commitment to using only real plant essential oils is deeply personal. It stems from a journey Paul and I embarked on many years ago—a journey to improve our health and well-being. While we’ve always tried to eat well, Paul’s heart issues made it imperative to scrutinize every aspect of our lifestyle, including what we put on our skin.

Our Personal Journey

Some time ago, Paul and I realized that some of our habits needed to change. We wanted to eliminate anything that could be contributing to poor health. In full transparency, we’re still on this journey. I haven’t swapped out all my makeup yet, I still enjoy Oreos occasionally, and I sometimes need to use terrible shampoo to rid my hair of brassy tones! However, one change we’ve fully embraced is the use of real plant essential oils in our products.

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What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are concentrated extracts derived from plants, capturing their natural fragrance and beneficial properties. These oils are obtained through processes like steam distillation or cold pressing, ensuring that the essence of the plant is preserved. By using real plant essential oils, we harness the true power of nature, offering products that are both effective and safe.

Natural Fragrance vs. Synthetic Fragrance

Natural Fragrance: These fragrances are derived from natural sources such as plants and flowers. They are extracted through methods like steam distillation, cold pressing, or solvent extraction, which preserve the integrity of the natural ingredients. Natural fragrances offer a wide range of aromas, each with unique benefits for the body and mind. They are less likely to cause skin irritation or allergic reactions and are biodegradable, making them environmentally friendly.

Synthetic Fragrance: In contrast, synthetic fragrances are created in laboratories and often contain a mix of chemical compounds. These fragrances aim to mimic the scents of natural ingredients but at a lower cost. However, they frequently contain harmful chemicals such as phthalates, which are used to make the scent last longer. Phthalates and other synthetic chemicals can cause skin irritation, allergic reactions, and even disrupt endocrine function. Moreover, synthetic fragrances contribute to environmental pollution as they are not biodegradable.

Aromatherapy Benefits

Essential oils are renowned for their aromatherapy benefits, promoting physical and emotional well-being. For instance, lavender oil is known for its calming properties, while peppermint oil invigorates and energizes. At Cow Friend Soap, we carefully select each essential oil to enhance your daily routine, turning an ordinary shower into a therapeutic experience.

Skin Health

Beyond their beautiful aromas, essential oils offer various skin benefits. Tea tree oil, for example, has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it excellent for acne-prone skin. Chamomile oil soothes and reduces irritation, perfect for sensitive skin. By using real plant essential oils, our soaps do more than cleanse—they nurture and care for your skin.

Cow Friend Soap ingredients with essential oils

Environmental Responsibility

Our commitment to using real plant essential oils aligns with our dedication to environmental sustainability. Synthetic fragrances are often derived from petrochemicals, contributing to pollution and environmental damage. Plant essential oils, however, are biodegradable and have a minimal environmental footprint. Supporting sustainable farming practices and responsible sourcing, we ensure our products are kind to both your skin and the planet.

Transparency and Trust

At Cow Friend Soap, transparency is key. We believe you have the right to know exactly what goes into the products you use on your skin. That’s why we list all ingredients clearly on our packaging and website. When you choose our products, you can trust that you are getting the best nature has to offer—pure, real plant essential oils with no hidden chemicals or synthetic fragrances.

Experience the Difference

We invite you to experience the difference that real plant essential oils can make. From the invigorating scent of eucalyptus to the soothing aroma of lavender, our products are crafted to bring you the best of nature. Treat yourself to the luxury of natural, handmade soap that not only cleanses but also enriches your skin and senses.

Even though we’re still a pretty tiny company, we spend thousands of dollars each year on essential oils alone! Many companies use fragrance oils, as they are much, much cheaper. But it’s 100% worth it to us to create products with amazing ingredients.

Try our all-natural products today!

About Alisha

Alisha, owner of Cow Friend Soap

Hi everyone, I’m Alisha! Making soap that is all-natural & beautiful makes me happy. I’m very transparent about ingredients that go into my products. Also! I love sharing my videos of the soap-making process. Be sure to follow along on IG/FB. 

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