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The information presented here is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat any physical or emotional condition.  While allergic reactions to our pure and natural ingredients are uncommon, I recommend you test our products first on a small patch of skin for 24 hours.  In the unlikely event that redness or irritation develops, discontinue use.



These will be updated as I experiment with many Oils and addiditives


Activated Charcoal - Highly adsorptive so it removes impurities from the skin's surface and the antibacterial properties can also help alleviate infections. Used soap for mild exfoliating properties and color. 


Aloe Vera - Soothing, emollient, antibacterial, heals skin irritations, burns, and wounds, promotes new skin growth, moisturizes, protects, and counters the effects of aging; restores skin damaged by the sun's UVB rays. Used in soap for its antiseptic properties. 


Apricot Kernel Oil - The main chemical constituents of Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil are: Oleic Acids, Linoleic Acids, Alpha-Linolenic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E. Used in soap to produce a nice conditioning lather.

Avocado Oil - Avocado Oil is rich in Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, and E as well as amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin, and other essential fatty acids. Used in soap for a medium lather along with mild cleansing properties.

Beeswax - Pure, cosmetic grade, used to give a waxy feel to cosmetics, also possesses healing qualities. Used in the hand balm as a hardener and emollient. 


Canola Oil -  Packed with essential fatty acids and rich in vitamin E and antioxidants considered good for the skin. Used in soap to produce a  lovely dense, creamy lather.

Clay (Kaolin, Moroccan Red, French Green, Rose) - cleanses and tones, absorbs dirt, oil, and toxins from the skin, increases lather, and lends natural color to my soaps. Also used to anchor scents to soaps.

Coconut Oil, Organic - Emollient and great for the skin, used in soaps to produce a big fluffy lather


Coffee - Scavenges free radicals which cause premature aging and many other skin disorders, acts as an astringent, sunscreen, odor absorber, and anti-cellulite ingredient. Used in soap an exfoliant and colorant. 


Goats Milk  - Natural emollient that helps soothe and moisturize the skin. It contains vitamins A, B6, B12 and E. Goat's milk has 3 times more beta-casein than cow's milk. Caseins are easily absorbed into the skin and allow for quick hydration of dry skin. The content of triglycerides, capric, caprylic and caproic acid helps balance the skin's natural pH and promotes natural exfoliation of dry skin


Honey - provides emollience, healing, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, as well as vital nutrients for the skin. Used in our Oatmeal and Honey Bath Bomb

Also used in our Honey Grit and Honey Bear

Jojoba Oil - Simmondsia chinensis - I use golden jojoba oil that is unrefined thereby retaining all of its healing properties, a natural mimic of the oil secreted by human skin used to protect against premature aging and wrinkling and to lubricate skin and hair, a pure liquid ester that will never go rancid, non-comedogenic (will not clog pores), a powerful antioxidant, antibacterial, a soothing and conditioning agent, and useful for the treatment of acne, great for sensitive skin. Used in the hand balms.


Micas - The term Mica is the name for a group of natural occurring minerals. Although Micas are found in nature, the Mica powders that are certified for cosmetic use are crushed purified or refined to make them safe for use on skin. The addition of Titanium Dioxide as well as Iron Oxides and Ultramarines are what gives us the multitude of colours and shades of Micas. The also can have a varying degrees of light reflecting properties. Micas can be completely matte, opalescent/shimmery or sparkling; those with shimmer effects are also called glitters


Oatmeal - Is soothing, moisturizing, demulcent, softening, calming, good for rashes, itching, bites, and all skin irritations, oatmeal also serves as a gentle exfoliant and cleanser


Olive Oil - Used extensively in skincare for centuries, high in monounsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant and a superior moisturizer, used to nourish and protect the skin and to combat the effects of aging, draws moisture to the skin while allowing normal skin functions to take place, one of the very best oils for natural skin care. Olive oil makes a hard, long lasting soap with a gentle cleansing lather, suitable for all skin types including sensitive skins. High in Oleic acid, a soap made with olive oil will help to condition and soften your skin.


Palm Oil, Sustainable - adds longevity and hardness to the my soap, I intentionally use certified sustainable palm oil because it doesn't deplete the rainforest. Used in soap for its lathering and hardening properties.


Poppy Seed - Papaver Orientale Seed - Poppy seeds are rich in linoleic and oleic acids, both skin nourishing fatty acids, but the real benefit of poppies in my soap is simply that they make great scrubby exfoliants.


Pumice Powder - Pumice powder is an excellent natural exfoliant in cosmetics, ideal for both cleansing and polishing your skin, leaving it looking visibly healthier and refreshed. It acts as a gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin cells, clean pores, and restore your skin's vibrancy.

Sea Salt - sodium chloride - contains 84 elements and minerals found naturally in the human body which are essential to good health, used as a treatment for psoriasis, eczema, acne, and general good health, relieves muscle tension, soothes and softens the skin


Shea Butter, Organic - Butyrospermum parkii - Extracted from the kernels of a wild African tree, shea butter is an excellent emollient with great healing properties.  High in triglycerides and fatty acids, its soft buttery texture melts easily into the skin.  Traditionally used by indigenous people for burns, wounds, sunburn, muscle aches and as a moisturizing beauty aid for hair and skin. Used in soap for a creamy lather and a harder bar of soap.


Sodium Hydroxide - Commonly known as lye, this is what transforms our premium vegetable oils into pure natural soap. All bar soap is made with it. If you make the soap properly though, there is no active lye left in the final bar.  Please don't compare our lye soap with grandma's old fashioned lye soap. Our exact scientific formulations and improved ingredients insure a milder product that's much gentler to your skin than the soaps of yesteryear.


Titanium Dioxide - It's a naturally occurring mineral, mined from the earth. After mining it is processed to remove impurities, leaving behind a mineral pigment in the form of a white powder. It is a mostly aesthetic ingredient that makes products appear more white or opaque. Titanium dioxide is listed as a safe pigment, with no known side effects

Vitamin E - tocopherols - a natural anti-oxidant that helps to slow the aging process by scavenging free radicals, heals, moisturizes, and protects, prevents scarring, and reduces UV exposure; we use only natural vitamin E, never synthetic.

Walnut Shell Powder - As a natural, biodegradable ingredient, walnut shells are a great alternative to chemical peels, that can leave the skin feeling dry, sore or blemished. Walnut shell granules gently remove impurities, excess oils and dull surface cells from the skin without causing irritation and are suitable even for sensitive skin.




Essential oils although sometimes considered medicinal at LIKADA we only use it for scent. The following is just general information of the oils we may use in our wash off products.


Bergamot Oil - Citrus Bergamia Fruit oil - A favorite in potpourri and perfumes with a fresh, sweet, spicy citrus aroma; refreshes and cools skin; calms inflamed skin and wards off infection; uplifting and relaxing; relieves skin irritations such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and insect bites; may cause photosensitivity, although not as likely when used in soap; note warnings for use during pregnancy


Cinnamon Oil - Cinnamomum Zeylanicum leaf oil  - Cinnamon brings blood to the surface of the skin and can aid in reducing the appearance of cellulite. I use in very small amounts in my soaps but it can cause irritation to sensitive skin


Clove Oil - Eugenia Caryophyllus leaf oil - Topically this would be a great oil for inflammation disorders such as eczema and psoriasis, or as a warming agent on those cold winter mornings.  Use it to prevent acne and soothe insect bites, this oil is seriously amazing.  Clove essential oil is recognized by both traditional and modern medicine as a pain reliever. I use in very small amounts in my soaps but it can cause irritation to sensitive skin


Eucalyptus Oil - Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil - Antibacterial and antifungal properties due to its many topical benefits, eucalyptus oil is finally making its way into natural soap. Eucalyptus oil has a strong but pleasant scent that combines well with other essential oils. It is not considered a feminine scent, so it works well for men. Its analgesic qualities can soothe muscle pain and soreness, so it’s perfect for a post-workout shower or bath. The oil can help soothe pain, itching of rashes and other skin irritations


Lavender Oil - lavandula Hybrida oil - An herbal, floral scent, very mild and safe for the elderly and children; reduces stress and anxiety; stimulates the immune system to promote healing and prevent scarring; soothes pain of minor burns, sunburns and insect bites; acts as insect repellant; relieves joint and muscle pain; excellent for eczema, psoriasis, depression, headaches, and insomnia


Lemon Oil - Citrus medica limonum Peel oil - Stimulating, calming, carminative, anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant, sleep inducing, and antifungal properties. The benefits of lemon oil include its ability to treat stress disorders, fever, infections, asthma, obesity, insomnia, skin disorders, hair conditions, stomach problems and tiredness


Lemongrass Oil - Cymbopogon schoenanthus oil - A source of essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C. It also provides essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron. Stimulating, refreshing, increases alertness, aids concentration.



Orange Oil - Citrus sinensis Peel oil - Orange essence gives us a feeling of warmth and happiness. It is can lift our spirits and help us to feel relaxed and balanced. It is excellent for cellulite, dry skin and acne. It has a rejuvenating quality that stimulates the circulation of blood to the skin so it is great for aging skin or wrinkles; Photosensitive


Patchouli Oil - Pogostemon Cablin oil - A spicy, earthy, musky, luxurious scent used for centuries in perfumes; moisturizes dry skin and relieves insect bites; heals cracked and chapped skin; reduces wrinkles; heals fungal and bacterial infections


Rosemary Oil - Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil - Refreshing, stimulating, and invigorating.  It is a excellent treatment for oily skin, acne, hair, or as a scalp treatment promoting hair growth.  This amazing essential oil has the ability to help with memory retention, focus and alertness


Sandalwood Oil - santalum Album oil - A bright, fresh, woody aroma that keeps its scent for decades; clears blackheads and spots; soothes and heals skin irritations; not suitable for breast-feeding mothers and young children


Spearmint Oil - mentha spicata leaf oil - Used in the Ayurvedic healing system for treating fever, bronchitis, pain and other digestive ailments. The European medicinal practices made use of this herb for enhancing memory power and cognitive performance. Known as ‘Yerba Buena’ in the primordial Mexican culture. Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, and stimulant qualities.  The oil is sometimes used for congested skin, fatigue, nervous strain and stress


Tea Tree Oil - melaleuca Alternifolia leaf oil - Pungent, antiseptic aroma, considered a medicinal plant; reduces scarring and infection; eases pain of sunburn and minor burns; builds immune system and shortens duration of illness; soothes itching from rashes and insect bites; can cause irritation on sensitive skin

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