Are your products all-natural?
We offer a wide range of all-natural products! But let's talk about this for a moment. Technically, "natural" is not a word that is regulated by the FDA - that's why you see it thrown around so often! Natural is also a very hard word to define for some. My definition of a natural product is something that is made using ingredients grown, derived, or nature identical. The closest that we get to having an "unnatural" product is the use of a few fragrance oils here and there in our bath bombs - other than that, all of our ingredients are grown by nature, derived from nature, or nature identical. Our bath bombs are not ALL natural - but they are made with the highest quality of fragrance oils mixed with essential oils. We pack them full of all natural butters and powders - like cocoa butter and seaweed powder! We do our best to ensure that these huge bath bombs are enriched with skin loving ingredients. Sadly, we can't get all those fun colors that bath bombs are known for with all natural colorants. This is why bath bombs are a one of a kind treat!
I have very sensitive + acne ridden skin. What would you recommend for me?
I find a good combination to start with is our Black Magic, our Tea Tree Shea Butter Bar + Flower Face, our Lavender/ Tea Tree Face Cream. If you have an allergy to tea tree, I'd recommend our King of Carrot Flowers bar. A great face mask for you would be Willow + Flowers mixed with honey and plain yogurt.
When will --- be in stock?
We are an extremely small company and sometimes get a little behind. If you happen to be waiting on restock of a few or a specific product; the best way to stay up to date with our restocking is by following us on instagram at @wildritualssoapco
What is Cold Process soap?
Cold Process soap is a widely used technique amongst soap makers. In fact, it might be the same technique that your grandmother used - or her grandmother! Basically, it is simply combining your selected oils with the appropriate amount of lye or sodium hydroxide. In this technique, you work with your materials at or around 100 degrees. Cold Process allows you have have full control of what goes into your soap - unlike other methods.
Where can I get your products?
Right now our full line of products can be purchased at Design Archives Emporium in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, North Carolina. You can also find select products at Organix Juice Bar in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and West Elm in Greensboro, North Carolina.
What is SLS?
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS is a foaming agent used in just about every mainstream shampoo, tooth paste, and soap on the market. Even some huge companies that market their products as "all natural" contain this Sulfate. So why don't we like it? Well, a few reasons actually. SLS is a known skin irritant. Many people with dry or irritated skin may be incredibly surprised that it's actually their "soap" that's doing all that damage. SLS also has a corrosive nature - it can be found in many cleaning products. The worst reason? SLS helps other chemicals get into your body. It's molecules are so itsy bitsy that it's able to cross the membranes of your body's cells! This makes those cells more vulnerable to other types of chemicals. Long story short, it's not really something that you want in your products and we don't plan on using it.
Are your products vegan?
The majority of our products are vegan. We make our soap from certified organic vegetable oils and fair trade unrefined shea butter.
Is soap made with lye safe for my skin?
If it is made properly - of course! See the thing is, soap is not soap without lye. When you mix your oils (an acid) with your lye (a base) they neutralize each other resulting in soap! With a well formulated soap recipe, there will be absolutely no lye left over.