Ingredients & Their Purposes

Fats and oils combined with sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide makes soap. That’s soap at it’s most basic. Of course, we’ve come a long way from stirring vats of rendered animal fat with ashes to make soap, and so have our ingredients. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you’ll find in The Tabula Rasa Farm soaps, sorted by the job it does. The full, and most up-to-date, list of ingredients gives all of the ingredients for every soap we offer, and can be found in the section below the ingredient’s descriptions. 

Avocado Oil: A luxurious oil, pressed from the pulp of the avocado fruit. (The same one you put on toast or make guacamole from.)

Coconut Oil: Makes for fantastic, bubbly lather, and comes from, you guessed it, coconuts!

Hemp Seed Oil: Derived from hemp seeds, hemp oil has no psychoactive properties, but is known for being great for skin. 

Palm Oil: Our palm oil is RSPO Certified Sustainable, to preserve animal habitat, and still lend hardness and lather to your bar of soap.

Sodium hydroxide: Known commonly as lye, sodium hydroxide is the ingredient that turns fats and oils into soap through a process called saponification.

Potassium Hydroxide: Sometimes called potash, potassium hydroxide is used in place of sodium hydroxide to make liquid, cream, or shave soaps. It saponifies fats and oils, with a less solid end result.

Sodium Citrate: A natural soap scum preventative, made from citric acid. Citric acid is found in citrus fruits, and is frequently found in commercial beverages to give a tangy taste.  

Sodium Gluconate: A salt of gluconic acid, and is used to prevent soap scum. Gluconic acid is made through fermentation, and naturally found in fruits, honey, and wine. 

 

Activated Charcoal: Black. Made from coconut shells, washed for purity, and pH neutral.

Chromium Oxide Green: Green. A natural green pigment, frequently used in soap, eye shadow, and nail polish.

Mica: A shiny mineral, popularly used to give cosmetics a shimmery appearance. (Lipstick and eyes hadow and facial highlighters are popular uses, as well as in soap and more.)

Titanium Dioxide: White. Used in everything from makeup to toothpaste, titanium white is one of the most widely used white pigments. 

Tin Oxide: Red or blue-black. An oxidized (exposed to oxygen) compound of tin. The naturally occurring mineral form is known as cassiterite.

Iron Oxide: Yellow, Orange, to Brown-red and almost black. While there are sixteen known forms of iron oxide, the most familiar is rust. 

Fluorphlogopite: A synthetic (lab-created) form of Mica. 

Ultramarine Blue: Blue. A strong, bright blue, originally made by grinding the stone lapis lazuli. Ultramarine Blue was more expensive than gold for a very long time, until a way of making it in a lab was discovered.  

All of our fragrances are phthalate-free unless otherwise noted and skin safe. Where we can and where applicable, we list individual essential oils. However, because the fragrance houses we work with guard their recipes like dragons guard their gold, we can’t always list every last ingredient. (Much like perfume.)

Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate: It’s a mouthful, but it’s one of the few paraben-free, fast acting, safe preservatives for preventing growth of bacteria, yeast, and mold in water-based recipes at a wide range of pH levels, such as liquid soap. (Bar soap does not need a preservative.) While you may prefer preservative free (and we understand) we feel a responsibility to ensure the safest products we can, without sacrificing quality. That means making sure no nasties grow in your liquid soap.

Cetyl Alcohol: A white solid that looks a lot like little wax balls, we use cetyl alcohol to thicken liquid soaps, and as an emollient to minimize the squeaky-tight feeling after using liquid soap. 

Cococado Soaps

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, chromium oxide green.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, activated charcoal.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, activated charcoal, fluorphlogopite, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, chromium oxide green, tin oxide, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, fluorphlogopite, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate. 

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, ultramarine blue.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, chromium oxide green , iron oxide.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, titanium dioxide, mica, iron oxide, chromium oxide green.

Shea-Ra Soaps

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, chromium oxide green.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, activated charcoal.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, activated charcoal, fluorphlogopite, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, chromium oxide green, tin oxide, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, fluorphlogopite, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, ultramarine blue.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, distilled water, Avocado Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance (phthalate free), sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, mica, titanium dioxide, chromium oxide green , iron oxide.

Ingredients: Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, distilled water, Coconut Oil, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, sodium lactate, white kaolin clay, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, titanium dioxide, mica, iron oxide, chromium oxide green.

Liquid Soaps

Ingredients: Water, coconut oil, RSPO certified sustainable palm oil, avocado oil, glycerin, potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, cetyl alcohol, sodium lactate, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate.

Wax Melts

100% soy wax, fragrance, liquid candle dye.