Citrus Basil Clay Soap Ingredient Benefits

Palm Kernel Oil

Palm Kernel Oil

Palm kernel oil is high in lauric, myristic, and palmitic acids, and is used in our soaps to provide the right level of hardness and lather.  Palm kernel oil is controversial, and you can read about our commitment to source palm kernel oil responsibly in our FAQ's.  

INCI:  hydrogenated palm kernel oil

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    Avocado Oil

    Avocado Oil

    Avocado trees like tropical and Mediterranean environments.  The oil is cold-pressed from the fruit.  Our organic, unrefined oil is emollient and highly penetrating.  There is some research that avocado oil may increase collagen in connective tissue and help in the treatment of minor skin conditions.  Avocado oil contains Vitamins A, D and E, and is fatty acid rich.    Avocado oil nourishes skin, reduces inflammation, and is especially good for sensitive skin.  

    Motto's avocado oil is certified organic.

    INCI:  persea gratissima (avocado) oil

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      Sodium Hydroxide

      Sodium Hydroxide

      Motto soap is true soap.  Chemically speaking, soap is made of oils and fats that are transformed into soap through the use of a strong alkali such as sodium hydroxide.  But no worries!  Our soaps are specially formulated to consume 100% of the sodium hydroxide in the soap creation process, which means there will never be sodium hydroxide remaining in our soaps.  We list it in the ingredients in order to be completely open and transparent.

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        Palm Oil

        Palm Oil

        Palm oil is high in palmitic and oleic acids, and is used in our soaps to provide the right level of hardness and lather.  In addition, palm oil helps to stabilize the lather in a soap, making it long-lasting.  The sourcing and use of palm oil is controversial, and you can read about our commitment to source palm kernel oil responsibly in our FAQ's.  

        INCI:  eleais guineensis (palm) oil

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