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Diligence in Skincare

Making a perfect batch of soap requires extensive up-to-date knowledge, years of research and hands-on experience, and lots of trials. There are so many variables to consider when soap making and experimenting is just part of the fun, whether it’s trying out an original design technique or adding a new exotic ingredient, the possibilities are seemingly endless (and we are set out to try them all)!

Here at Temple Earth, we have close to 1000 stocked ingredients we can use to make our soap. These include a wide array of pure essential oils, clays, herbs and botanicals, natural oils, butters, colorants, extracts, and exfoliants. We continuously look for new and unique, skin-healthy additives that we can use to create some truly sensational one-of-a-kind creations.

Here is a "short" list of some of the ingredients that we use to make soap:
Soap Making Liquids:
- Purified Water (aka distilled, deionized water)
Specialty Soap Making Liquids:
- Alcohols & Spirits (i.e. beers, wine, kombucha, bourbon)
- Aloe Vera Liquid
- Almond Milk (soy)
- Buttermilk
- Coconut Milk
- Coffees, brewed (assorted)
- Cow’s Milk (whole milk)
- Cream
- Goat’s Milk
- Half & Half
- Juice, assorted (i.e. carrot, tomato,
- Teas, brewed (i.e. green, white, black, botanical, chai…)
- Witch Hazel (alcohol-free)

Main Carrier Oils/Fats - (plant and animal-based including certified organic varieties):
- Almond Oil, Sweet
- Apricot Kernel Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Beeswax (local from Missouri)
- Canola Oil
- Carrot Oil (macerated, homemade)
- Castor Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
- Hazelnut Oil
- Hemp Seed Oil
- Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
- Lard/Tallow
- Macadamia Nut Oil
- Olive Oil (pure, virgin, extra virgin)
- Palm Kernel Oil
- Palm Oil (certified and sustainably sourced)
- Pumpkin Oil
- Rice Bran Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Sesame Seed Oil
- Soybean Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Walnut Oil

Specialty Oils (including superfatting oils):
- Argan Oil
- Babassu Oil
- Black Currant Seed
- Borage Oil
- Carrot Seed Oil
- Chia Seed Oil
- Evening Primrose Oil
- Flaxseed Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Kukui Nut Oil
- Marula Oil
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil
- Moringa Oil
- Neem Oil
- Prickly Pear Oil
- Red Raspberry Seed Oil
- Rosehip Oil
- Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil
- Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil
- Tamanu Oil
- Vitamin E Oil

Natural Butters (including certified organic varieties):
- Aloe Butter
- Avocado Butter
- Cocoa Butter
- Cupuacu Butter
- Kokum Butter
- Mango Butter
- Matcha Green Tea Butter
- Sal Butter
- Shea Butter

For Saponification Process:
- Sodium Hydroxide (aka Lye or Caustic Soda)
- Sodium Hydroxide/Distilled Water Solution (1:1 ratio)


SPECIALTY ADDITIVES FOR SOAP MAKING
For Scent and/or Therapeutic Qualities:
- Pure Essential Oils
- Fragrance Oils

Natural Colorants:
- Activated Charcoal
- Alkanet Root
- Annatto Seed
- Beet Root
- Cacao Powder
- Calendula
- Chamomile
- Cochineal Powder
- Green Tea Powder
- Indigo
- Kelp Seaweed
- Madder Root
- Olive Leaf Powder
- Paprika
- Sage
- Spinach Powder
- Spirulina Algae
- Titanium Dioxide
- Turmeric
Mineral Clays (also used as colorants):
- Bentonite
- Dead Sea Clay
- French Green Clay
- Moroccan Red Clay
- Purple Brazilian Clay
- Rhassoul Clay
- Rose Clay
- White Kaolin

Natural Exfoliants:
- Coconut, dried and ground
- Coffee, ground
- Loofah (whole and shredded)
- Salts: Pink Himalayan, Sea Salt
- Seeds: Apricot, Blueberry, Cranberry, Poppy, Strawberry
- Oats, ground and flour
- Pumice, ground
- Rosehip Meal powder
- White Willow Bark

Herbs & Botanicals, Dried or Powder:
- Arnica flowers
- Blue Cornflowers
- Calendula petals
- Chamomile flowers
- Chrysanthemum flowers
- Hibiscus flowers
- Jasmine flowers
- Lavender buds
- Rose Petals, various colors
- Safflower petals
- Arrowroot powder
- Burdock Root powder
- Comfrey powder
- Eucalyptus Leaf
- Ginseng powder
- Green Tea Leaf powder
- Jewelweed, dried
- Juniper Berries, ground
- Lemon Balm
- Lemongrass
- Lime leaves
- Marshmallow Root powder
- Orange Peel powder
- Peppermint leaf
- Rosehip powder
- Rosemary, dried
- Sage, dried
- Spearmint leaf
- Stinging Nettle, leaf and powder
- Thyme, dried
- White Willow Bark
- Yarrow

Other additives in soap making (for added qualities or benefits):
- Coconut flakes, unsweetened
- Colloidal Oatmeal
- Extracts (aloe, chamomile, chia, cucumber, green tea, oat, nettle, seaweed)
- Frankincense Resin, tears
- Honey (clover, manuka, orange blossom, raw, wildflower)
- Honey powder
- Menthol crystals
- Mica (used as colorants)
- Purees, fruit and vegetable
- Rice (jasmine
- Salt (course, sea salt)
- Seaweed (kelp, nori)
- Silk (fibers, hydrolyzed
- Sugar (coconut, course, granulated, turbinado cane)

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