Mint Patchouli Clay Soap Ingredient Benefits

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 oil responsibly in our FAQ's. 

INCI:  eleais guineensis (palm) oil

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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Much has been written about the skin benefits of coconut oil.  Coconut oil is cold-pressed from the flesh of the coconut, and consists of a grouping of primarily short-chain fatty acids bonded with a glycerin.  It is most effective when raw and unrefined.  It moisturizes and protects skin and is rich without being heavy.  Coconut oil is antibacterial and antifungal.  It soothes and protects and is great for dry and sensitive skin.  In soap, coconut oil generates an incredible amount of thick, rich lather. 

Motto's coconut oil is certified organic.

INCI:  cocos nucifera (coconut) oil 

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Olive Oil

Olive Oil

The olive tree is native to central Asia, and later spread to the Mediterranean and the Americas.  The oil is extracted from the fruit, and has long been used in skincare.  It is soothing, nourishing and softening, and is an excellent moisturizer for dry skin.  It contains good amounts of vitamin E and A, and provides excellent lubricity to skincare formulas.

Motto's olive oil is certified organic.

INCI:  olea europaea (olive) fruit oil

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