Sodium Laureth Sulfate - The sodium salt of sulfated ethoxylated lauryl alcohol. (Lauryl Alcohol is a colorless crystalline compound produced from coconut oil. Provides sudsing and is mild. Ethoxylated means treated with a mix of ethyl, from ethane, and oxygen to increase its solubility. Also helps to emulsify the mix) Used as a wetting agent and amphoteric (either positively or negatively charged depending on the alkalinity or acidity of the water) surfactant in non-irritating shampoos and cleansers. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is much milder than Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which is why we use it.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine - Made from coconut oil and beets. Used as a tertiary surfactant and a skin conditioner.
Soyamidopropalkonium Chloride - Derived from soybean oil. Acts as a skin conditioner and moisturizer. Helps to decrease possibility of irritation.
PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate - Derived from coconut oil and vegetable glycerin. The polyethylene glycol ethers of glyceryl cocoate. PEGs are used in making nonionic (no charge) surfactants.
Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Vegetable Protein - Modified vegetable protein compound. Helps to condition the skin and hair.
Trimethyl Ammonium Chloride - Used to balance the pH of the formula. Lends a cooling and stimulating feel to the formula. Acts as a conditioner.
Mineral Glycopeptides (Magnesium,Iron, Zinc,Copper and Silicon) - Minerals bonded to glycoproteins. Provides superior moisturizing and conditioning.
TRP (Tissue Respiratory Factors) - Biologically active material derived from yeast cultures. Improves oxygen uptake of the skin and is often used in expensive anti-aging creams and lotions. No active yeast antigens are left after processing this ingredient, so it won’t pose problems for those with Candida.
Citricidal 0.5% - 0.5% concentration of grapefruit extract. Included as a natural antiseptic and preservative.
Organic Fragrance - Naturally derived fresh fruit fragrance
Tocopheryl Acetate - Vitamin E. Used as an antioxidant and preservative.
Sage Extract - Used to soothe and heal skin. Believed to have antiseptic properties.
Matricaria Extract - Wild chamomile. Soothing to the skin, helps ease inflammation.
Rosemary Extract - Included for its antiseptic and astringent qualities.
Balm Mint Extract - Also known as the Balm of Gilead. The secretion of any of several small evergreen African or Asian trees. Known in ancient Palestine as a soothing medication for the skin. Helps to heal the skin. No known toxicity.
Althea Extract - From Marshmallow root. Helps to soothe skin. Non-toxic.
Wild Thyme Extract - Adds emollient properties. Non-toxic.
Coltsfoot Extract - Wild ginger. Used for its soothing properties and believed to have the ability to open pores and increase the release of skin toxins (historic).
Horsetail Extract - Rich in minerals, especially silica, necessary for healthy skin, hair, nails and bones. Helps to eliminate excess oil from the skin.
Yarrow Extract - Herb used for its astringent qualities.
Methylparaben - Used for antimicrobial and preservative properties. Non-toxic. Our formula contains less than 0.5% of this ingredient.
Propylparaben - Used for antimicrobial and preservative properties. Non-toxic. Our formula contains less than 0.5% of this ingredient.
Diazolidinyl Urea - A cosmetic preservative. Our formula contains less than 0.3% of this ingredient.
Tetrasodium EDTA - Tetrasodium Edetate. Powdered sodium salt. Sequestering agent to prevent physical or chemical changes in texture and appearnce of product.
Citric Acid - Derived from citrus fruits and used as a preservative. Helps to acidify the formula so that it is pH neutral.