Behentrimonium methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol - commonly known as BTMS 25. A very mild emulsifier and also can thicken products. Great in hair care products, softens hair and makes combing through easier. GM free.
Benzyl Alcohol & Salicylic Acid & Glycerin & Sorbic Acid - This is a preservative also known as Geogard. Contributes an added skin moisturisation benefit to any blend/product whilst conforming with COSMOS, NATRUE and the Soil Association. A preservative is required in some products that either contain water or are used in the shower to prevent the growth of bacteria, yeast and mould.
Cetyl Alcohol - Vegetable derived. Enhances the texture and improve the feel of your products. Use as a thickener, emulsifier or emollient
Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate - also known as Olive M1000 this is an olive derived wax which is an emulsifier and is a much better alternative to other emulsifiers that contain SLS. The downside is Olive M1000 is considerably more expensive however as I am using it in my lotion bars which can be a leave on product I wanted to use the best that was available. It also makes the lotion bars a little harder than alternatives.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine - a very mild, coconut oil derived surfactant which produces lather , assists with lifting dirt and this assists the cleansing process .
Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil - Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Gluconolactone & Sodium Benzoate & Calcium Gluconate - Preservative conforming with COSMOS, NATRUE and the Soil Association. Also contributes to skin moisturisation.
Limonene - An allergen that is naturally occurring in some essential oils
Linalool - An allergen that is naturally occurring in some essential oils
Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil - Tea Tree Essential Oil
Mentha Spicata Oil - Spearmint Essential Oil
Panthenol - also known as Pro vitamin b5. Is a humectant, which attracts moisture to the skin and hair. It is also an emollient which helps retain moisture in the skin and hair. The combination of these properties can help to create a deeply hydrating product. Suitable for all skin types including dry, oily, sensitive, combination and irritated skin.
Polysorbate 80 - a synthetic ingredient which emulsifies (helps combine oil and water) and also a surfactant (foams) . It prevents essential oils and other oils separating from other ingredients.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate - also known as SCI. A mild and gentle vegetable derived cleanser unlikely to cause skin irritation. Used more for cleansing than lather.
Sodium Lactate - a sodium salt derived from the fermentation of a sugar source, usually vegetable based. Is commonly used as a humectant, pH adjuster and moisturiser in personal and home care products and to harden cold process soap (although I do not use it in my soap)
Sodium Lauryl Sulphoacetate - also known as SLSA. It is derived from Coconut and Palm Oils and is sulfate-free. It is a very mild and gentle cleanser and also creates lather without skin irritation. SLSA is approved for use in Ecocert certified products.
Titanium dioxide is a fine white powder or dust that occurs naturally. It is used in a variety of cosmetics and in soap to lighten the colour. It is also used in suncreens.
Tocopherol - Vitamin E
Tocopherol - Vitamin E, excellent in skincare products, moisturises and is an antioxidant (protects skin against external things such as UK and pollution)