used in Field & Forest Goat Milk Soap
Avocado oil: a rich, deep
penetrating, heavy oil that nourishes and restores dry, dehydrated skin. High
in Vitamins A, D and E. It contains
proteins, lecithin, beta-carotene, as well as potassium - known as the youth
mineral. The fatty acids contained are palmitic, palmitoleic, stearic, oleic,
linoleic and linolenic. Keeps skin moist and smooth; soothes sensitive skin,
especially scaly skin and scalps and acts as a natural bactericidal.
oil: a great moisturizing oil, it helps condition the skin and
creates a stable lather. Offers anti-inflammatory properties; helps treat
eczema, psoriasis, chapped skin and burns; moisturizes skin; assists pain
relief; acts as an anti-bacterial agent; aids conditions such as sciatica,
rheumatism and shingles.
Coconut oil: useful in
formulations for dry, itchy, sensitive skin. It will not clog pores; light and
non-greasy, it absorbs readily into the skin. A main staple in the soap making
industry because of its resistance to rancidity and contribution towards making
a hard bar of soap with a wonderfully fluffy lather.
Grapeseed oil: has some astringent qualities and is good for oily, acne prone skin.
Hempseed oil: similar to that
of Flaxseed (Linseed) oil; has a low amount of saturated fatty acids and a high
amount of the polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic
acids). A great moisturizing oil that helps condition the skin and creates a
stable lather. Hempseed is really a tiny nut, rather than a seed, that contains
about 20 to 35 percent protein, 20 to 30 percent carbohydrates and 10 to 15
percent insoluble fiber. Phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium and
other minerals are also found in Hempseed. Helps heal skin lesions and dry skin;
reduces inflammation of skin and joints; contains pain-killing and anti-nausea
Lavender essential oil: has a very
strong floral scent and is recognized as having multiple other beneficial
properties: analgesic, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-microbial,
anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-toxic, deodorant, insecticide,
parasitical, sedative, stimulant, tonic, and as a vulnerary.
Neem oil: antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal,
antiseptic, and anti-parasitic; used as a medicinal treatment of skin diseases;
contains Vitamin E; has essential fatty acids and moisturizing and regenerative
properties. The Neem tree, grown in India and many other countries including
Northern Australia, is also known as The Wonder Tree and the Village Pharmacy
as the tree has developed its own protection with strong insecticidal and
therapeutic properties to protect itself from damaging insects and fungi. This
tree is a unique gift of nature with so many qualities. Every part of the tree
is used. The best part of the tree are the kernels, the oil is cold pressed
form the kernels without any chemicals or heat being used therefore it maintains
its pure strength. Treats skin disorders, such as eczema, psoriasis, ringworm,
scabies and more; controls dandruff; helps eliminate lice; relieves swollen
gums and kills bacteria that causes gingivitis.
Olive oil: an elegant emollient; beneficial for wrinkles, UV damage, cracked and
Palm oil: extracted from
the fruit of the palm tree; produces a hard bar of soap that lasts long.
Rice Bran oil: easily absorbed
into the skin with no greasy residue. Good for mature, delicate and sensitive skin.
Provides moderate penetration with little greasiness; promotes of collagen
formation; treats dry, mature skin.
Shea butter: a particularly effective moisturizer because contains so many fatty
acids, which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity.
Soy bean oil: clinically
proven to even skin tone and smooth skin texture; high in natural source lecitihin, sterolins; rich in
unsaturated fat acid, sterols, Vitamins A, E and K; antioxidant properties; moisturization
and barrier protection; reduces a wide variety of skin discolourations, such as
age or sun spots; reduces the appearance of redness caused by acne and sun
Sweet almond oil: a great
moisturizing oil; helps condition skin and creates a stable lather. Excellent
emollient; alleviates dry skin; soothes inflammation; relieves itching caused
by eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis; soothes sunburn.
Tea tree oil: Although the Tea
Tree plant is grown in several other parts of the world; it is indigenous
Australia is most widely known for its antimicrobial activities and is also
used to combat a variety of ailments including; acne, dandruff, athlete's foot,
lice, eczema and psoriasis.