The skin is an organ, just like your heart. Just as it is important to know what is in the food and drink you consume, it is equally important to understand what the ingredients in your skin products are about. Below are the properties of oils we use in our products.

Almond Oil: This scentless oil is a great nutrient for softening and conditioning skin. It contains glucosides, vitamins and minerals which makes it great in lotions and excellent in massage oils.

Avocado Oil: Avocado Oil is a highly therapeutic oil rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2 Panthothenic acid, Vitamin D, E, protein, lecithin and fatty acids. Avocado oil is said to have healing and regenerating qualities.

Bentonite Clay: Bentonite Clay is of medium fine texture and is a form of volcanic ash. This is primarily found in Benton, Montana. When mixed with water, it becomes very slippery, almost gel-like. Commonly used in make-up and masks and also to treat pimples and poison ivy. Good for all skin types.

Borax: also known as Desert Salt. Excavated mainly in California. Borax is used as a water softener, deodorizer, and mild astringent with a weak antiseptic action.

Castor Oil: Castor Oil is rich in fatty acids and very soothing/lubricating to the skin. It acts as a humectant attracting moisture to the skin. When combined with other oils makes a nice emollient bar of soap.

Cocoa Butter: Cocoa butter is an emollient. Adds hardness and moisturizing qualities to soap.

Coconut Oil: This is a very good carrier oil for dry skin and will not clog pores. Coconut oil is a gift to the soapmaking industry because of it’s resistance to rancidity and contribution to a good, hard soap with a wonderful fluffy lather.

Virgin Coconut Cream Oil: The oil extracted from fresh coconut milk. A very light and penetrating oil with excellent shelf life and stability. Non greasy, anti fungal and high in Vitamin E.

Cucumber Extract: A natural source for erepsin and proteolytic enzymes,antioxidants, calcium, potassium, vitamin B1 and Vitamin C, all of which are wonderful in treating skin eruptions, eczematic freckles, pimples, black heads, wrinkles, dryness of face etc. Cucumber is also known to soften, soothe and tone the skin.

Emu Oil: Emu Oil is rapidly gaining recognition as an invaluable cosmetic ingredient due to very positive results in current studies. It has an extraordinary ability to penetrate the skin, is non-comedogenic and non-irritating. It has been found to reduce inflamation and redness of the skin, reduce the formation of wrinkles and restore moisture to irritated, dry skin. In short, emu oil is anti-inflamatory, anti-microbial, encourages healing, stimulates skin, hair and nail growth, has a natural SPF and is a natural emollient and moisturizer. A great oil for skin use on all skin types.

Grapeseed Oil: Rich in vitamins, minerals and linoleic acid. A good, light penetrating oil for lotions or massage oils.

Glycerin: A naturally occuring by-product of the soapmaking industry. A humectant which draws moisture from the air to the skin.

Hemp Oil: This oil has the lowest amount of saturated fatty acids and the highest amount of the polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids). Excellent for hair care!

Kaolin Clay: also called “China Clay.” Kaolin is one of the purest clays. Recommended for all skin types, especially sensitive and dry skin. Found in China, France, United Kingdom and the United States. Most of the Kaolin Clay mined in the US comes from the State of Georgia.

Kelp: Kelp is a true treasure of the sea! A great source of Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Potassium, 12 vitamins (including A, B1, B2, C, D and E ), 21 amino acids and over 60 minerals and trace elements. It is particularly rich in the trace element iodine and tocopherol (Vitamin E). Kelp is also a powerful body detoxifier and revitaliser.

Lanolin: A naturally derived emollient. Gives soap a creamy lather.

Meadowfoam Oil: Native to the Pacific Northwest area of the United States. This was developed to replace sperm whale oil in the 70’s in an effort to protect the species. Meadowfoam oil is said to moisturize the skin and hair better than most oils and help prevent moisture loss. In lip balms, it helps revitalize dry, cracked lips and keeps them moist longer. Provides good adhesion in lotions so they stay on longer.

Mango Butter: It has good emolliency and lends a protective effect against the sun. It is said to prevent drying of the skin and formation of wrinkles. It reduces degeneration of skin cells and restores flexibility.

Olive Oil: Olive oil attracts external moisture to the skin (humectant) and still allows normal functions of the skin to take place.

Palm Kernal Oil: Palm Kernal Oil is very similar to coconut oil in that it has a high percentage of lauric acid which allows it to produce a hard soap that lathers well. It lends a smooth texture to soap.

Rice Bran Oil: Rice bran oil contains the highest amount of all natural vitamin E in liquid form. Also rich in phytic and ferulic acids. Both promote microfoliation (a gentle form of exfoliation) while helping balance melanin (dark pigmentation) production. It also contains proanthrocyanidins, which protect collagen and elastin to ensure supplenessto the skin.

Rose Hips: Rose Hips are widely available throughout the U.S. As their name implies, they come from the rose plant – they’re what remains after the petals fall off. Rose hips have been used as a source of nutrition for centuries. They are a highly recognized source of vitamin C, and also contain vitamins E and K, and the B vitamins riboflavin and folate.

Shea Butter: African healers have used shea butter for over thousands of years as the ideal treatment for dry or aging skin. It’s high content of fatty acids gives it the ability to moisturize and retain the elasticity of the skin. Shea butter also protects the skin against the damaging effects of the sun while repairing cellular degeneration.

Shea Butter Oil: See Shea Butter.

Stearic Acid: Naturally derived from soybeans. Helps to create a hard, longer lasting bar of soap.

Tea Tree Oil: Comes from a native Australian plant. Tea tree oil’s major active component is terpinen-4-ol (typically 30-40%). This compound is responsible for tea tree oil’s antibacterial, antifungal and soothing properties.

Wild Lettuce: These leaves are rich in iron, vitamins A, B1, B2, and C.

Yellow Dock: Yellow Dock is a member of the buckwheat family and grows abundantly throughout the United States. Yellow Dock contains Vitamins A, B and C, Iron, Calcium and various Mineral Salts. Yellow Dock has slight antibiotic properties and can be used to treat eczema, hives, wounds, boils and other skin irritations.

Minimum Order: We do not have any minimum orders. Sales Tax will be charged to all Nebraska orders unless a Resale Tax ID Number is furnished and we have a copy of your Certificate in our files.

Shipping Charges: We charge a flat $5.95 shipping charge on all orders under $50.00. All orders over $50.00 ship free! We never charge our customers a handling fee. This is part of our job and we’re happy to pack your order with the best of care!

Shipping Lead Times: Most orders ship within two (2) business days. If for some reason there is a delay in shipping your order, you will be contacted.

Payment Options: Currently, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Pay-Pal, Personal Checks and Money Orders for Retail orders. Please note that by paying via Personal Check or Money Orders will delay your order, as we will need to make sure that they have been cleared by our bank before shipping your order. We do not accept COD orders. Wholesale Orders: Check or Money Order only.

Returned Checks: There is a $25 surcharge applicable to any and all first time Returned Checks. If you issue a check that is returned by the bank, no other checks will be accepted on future orders.

Backorders: If you have ordered an item that is currently not in stock, you will be notified. Always submit your telephone number and e-mail address when placing an order.

Returns: PLEASE NOTE: NO RETURNS!!!!!. Due to the personal care aspect of our products, we cannot guarantee purity once those items leave our facility and we cannot resell them to anyone else. We want all of our customers to be thrilled with our products so please ask any questions before ordering to insure your satisfaction when your package is delivered.

Damage Claims: If a package is obviously damaged upon arrival, please refuse delivery and notify us immediately. If an order is damaged only internally, please notify us within two (2) days of receipt of order to place a claim. All boxes, packaging materials, and product must remain intact and undisturbed in order to process a claim. There is a very high possibility that the shipping carrier will need to inspect the damaged order

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Did you know that commercially manufactured soaps contain petroleum products, alcohols, synthetics and preservatives? Soaps and lotions widely advertised as being the most moisturizing can still be irritating and drying to your skin and even cause allergic reactions. Many bars of soap sold in stores are not even really soap – they are detergent bars. These detergent bars are made with cheap ingredients such as petroleum oils and are mass produced with added preservatives. Check this out

Commercial manufacturers also remove the beneficial and moisturizing natural glycerin from their bars to put into their more expensive skin care products. These products are more drying and less beneficial than a real soap made from natural oils. Natural, hand made soap is carefully crafted a little at a time out of food quality oils, nut butters, herbs, spices, essential oils, plant (and some animal) ingredients. Some of our products contain honey, beeswax, Goat’s Milk and/or Emu or Ostrich oil. These products are clearly noted so that you as the consumer can make an informed decision.

Isn’t there lye in home made soap? All soap is made with lye, but there is no lye remaining in the finished product. Soap making is a chemical reaction. The oils and lye combine molecules during the process and create a new substance – soap (and as a bonus – glycerin, a great moisturizer).

Simple Soothings handmade soaps are superfatted with extra amounts of oils to nourish and moisturize your skin! All of our soaps are superfatted from five to eight percent. Our soaps contain different combinations of oils and ingredients which may include olive, coconut, avocado, castor, canola, and/or palm oils; shea butter, cocoa butter and/or mango butter. Synthetic fragrance oils and colorants are added to many of our products, but we also offer our butt naked line of unscented and uncolored products as well. Some products contain oatmeal or herbs to aid in exfoliating dead skin cells, while others contain additives such as flower petals which are just plain pretty (and safe).

All information is available on each soap’s label and web page description to aid you in choosing which is right for you. Simple Soothings soaps are non-irritating, non drying, have a rich lather, are long-lasting, uniquely scented, and leave skin feeling soft, clean and moisturized without a residue. Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Soothe your skin with Simple Soothings products today. Special requests are always welcome!

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