What goes ON TO your body absorbs INTO your body.
Benefits of our Ingredients:
Matcha is a powerful antioxidant which is known to reduce acne and increase the skin's elasticity. It has high levels of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is helpful in reducing inflammation and evening skin tone. Also, it is antibacterial and has tons of vitamin E which can help increase stimulation to the skin and scalp, this aids in healing and growth.
Cocoa Powder has high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which helps repair and protect from aging skin and reduce blemishing.
A mildly abrasive antibacterial and antimicrobial (kills viruses) agent that has minerals that promote healthy teeth, gums, and help alkalize the mouth and body. It is detoxifying because it has charged particles that bind to uninvited bacteria and make them wash away when you rinse, making it a gentle yet deep cleanser.
This is one of the most gentle oils out there known for being high in Vitamin E, Omega Fatty Acids, Non Comedogenic, and Soothing effects! It is ph balanced and has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti fungal properties making it great to help heal mouth sores, inflamed skin or scalp, and fight bad breath. It also helps to prevent tooth decay, eliminates dandruff, and promotes healthy enamel. Finally, I know some of you may be wondering.... NO! IT WILL NOT GET YOU HIGH! Hemp seed oil is pressed from the seeds and has no THC (a psychoactive ingredient).
A naturally occurring substance sourced from plant materials that is commonly used as a sugar substitute (but doesn't have an aftertaste like stevia). It boosts oral health by minimizing the stickiness of plaque, neutralizing acid, therefore, preventing tooth decay, and rebalancing the PH of saliva. Though it does not break down like sugar, it does help the skin's mantel retain moisture like sugar. This makes the skin appear plumper. Finally, it is also a natural antibacterial so it aids in fighting acne and bad breath.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE):
Yes, I know this sounds absolutely bizarre but don't fret, it is only a natural clay formed from fresh water algae fossils. It enhances the effectiveness of toothpaste because it is abrasive, quickly removing plaque and tartar while also aiding in whitening. DE is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-parasitic. It has silica that boosts the regeneration or collagen, eliminating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fights free radicals in the bloodstream, and boosts liver health.
The charcoal craze has been raving for the past few years and with good cause too! Activated charcoal is an extra purified charcoal derived from coconut husks. It is uniquely fine, having an impressively large surface area. Because of this, it is like Bentonite clay, in that it can easily bind to almost anything and wash it away when your rinse. Although it has no whitening agents in it, it is known to help to whiten teeth because it can absorb surface stains!
Sea Salt has antibacterial and acid-neutralizing properties, making it great at combating bad breath, gum disease, and acne causing bacteria. It also aids in restoring the mouth and skin's natural PH while providing trace minerals such as calcium, magnesium, silicon and iron.
Peppermint Essential Oil:
Peppermint EO is especially effective at killing bacteria that enjoy low-oxygen environments, therefore form in the mouth. Dead bacteria, means goodbye stinky breath. It has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties, making is effective at fighting gingivitis, reducing plaque, soothing acne, and skin irritation.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil:
This healing essential oil is most commonly recognized as the smell in Vix. It is an anti-inflammatory germicide that helps soothe irritated gums, prevents tooth decay, cavities, cleanses pores, and calms irritated skin or scalp.
Harmful Ingredients in most Soap:
Are you still using a generic soap from big-brands such as Dove or Irish Spring? Would you know what the ingredients are even if they told you? The vast majority of people say no.
Most soaps are jam packed with synthetic, lab engineered chemicals made to make the most profit at the expense of our bodies. We are constantly bombarding our immune system with these unnatural chemicals.
You will commonly see the word tallow in soap ingredient lists in various forms such as ‘Tallowate’ or ‘Hydrogenated Tallow Acid’ etc. Tallow is simply boiled animal fat (usually cow). For many, the thought alone of cleansing yourself with cow fat is enough to gross someone out. Why would they include that? Well, to make soap, a fatty acid such as fat or oil and an alkaline (lye) made from wood ash is combined to create the familiar salt that we call soap. The true question is why THAT fat? From the beginning of soap making history it was simply how the job was done in 3000 bc by the Ancient Mesopatamians. It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that plant oils made their soap debut. Even still, soap was quite repulsive and mostly used to clean linens. Finally, due to shortages caused by WWI and WWII scientists developed synthetic, lab engineered alternatives that mimic Earth’s natural fats and produce a much stronger cleanse at a very cheap cost. Introducing... SLS.
The first ingredient after water in your toothpaste, dish, laundry, body, face, hair, or hand soap is most commonly Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. It’s even in the cosmetics that claim to be plant based and safe. The question is what do we consider safe? SLS is the cheapest synthetic (made by chemical synthesis, especially to imitate a natural product) surfactant (reduces surface tension by forming bubbles) out there and the easiest way to form suds. It is known to be the harshest surfactant option when applied topically for a prolonged time as it can irritate the skin, scalp, or eyes, not to mention its animal tested and manufactured using Earth’s enemy, petroleum.
Nowadays, when we see bubbles, we think clean! The more bubbles, the more clean. But in reality, bubbles do not correlate at all with the strength of a cleanser. All bubbles do is show how hydrophilic (attracted to water) and hydrophobic (not attracted to water) the solution is. A bubble is a thin film of the soap solution trapping air inside. That is all.
The cosmetic industry takes advantage of this mentality we’ve grown accustomed to and sells us a solution of water with super harsh synthetic bubbles and call it safe… as long as you quickly wash it off.
SLS is NOT needed in a soap recipe because soap is a natural surfactant formed by oils saponifying (turning into soap).