326309223Our Ingredients – moonessence

Our Ingredients

We believe in continuous quality improvement and make constant efforts to improve the quality of our soaps and the ingredients we use in them.

Cruelty-Free/Not Tested on Animals:   All of our products are cruelty free! Since the very beginning, none of our products or ingredients have been animal tested.

Essential Oils:
Cedarwood (Juniperous virginiana) 
– The red cedar tree is native to colder climates and high altitudes. The essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation. Its color can range from clear to pale yellow. It has a sweet and woody scent. We love the natural smell it adds to our products!

Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) – Citronella oil is extracted from citronella grass. The oil ranges in color from clear to pale yellow and it smells fresh, woody, and sweet.  Also used as a bug repellent.

Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata) – Clove leaf oil is extracted from an evergreen tree native to Indonesia and the Malacca Islands. The oil tends to be a dark brown color and has a burnt-woody scent.

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) – Lavender essential oil is extracted from a three budded variety of the lavender plant. The color tends to be clear. It is known for its powerful aroma. We use lavender in our soaps to cultivate a unique scent that’s stronger than regular lavender. It’s great to have in the home and can help keep your rooms stay fresh and smell great!

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) – Lemongrass essential oil is extracted from dried lemongrass through steam distillation. Its color can be a yellow, amber, or reddish-brown. The oil has a light grassy scent with hints of citrus. It is known to be a calming oil. Our lemongrass essential oil is food-grade. Use it during a massage to help calm the skin and enhance your relaxation.

Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) – Orange essential oil is extracted from orange rinds through a cold-press process. Its color can range from yellow-orange to dark orange. The oil exudes a sweet, fruity scent. It’s invigorating properties are known to help keep a glow on the skin.

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) – The patchouli plant is native to the tropical regions of Asia but now it is cultivated all over the world. The oil is extracted from the leaves through the process of steam distillation. The essential oil is an amber or orange liquid that exudes an herbaceous-earthy scent and is good at masking unpleasant smells. It is also known for its excellent skin cleansing properties.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) – Peppermint essential oil is extracted from the peppermint plant, which thrives in North America and Europe. The oil has a clear color and exudes a prominent grassy-mint scent. Our peppermint essential oil is very high in menthol, which enhances its wonderful tingly quality for the skin.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) – Rosemary essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the rosemary bush, which is part of the mint family. The oil has a clear color and it exudes a strong minty scent. Like clove, this uplifting scent is delightful when added to soap. Its invigorating properties keep hair and skin smelling clean.

Spearmint (Mentha spicata) – Spearmint essential oil is steam-distilled from spearmint leaves. The oil has a clear color and it exudes a spicy-mint scent. It is gentler than other mint plants and provides soft soothing for the skin.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) – Tea tree essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from native Australian Melaluca shrubs. The oil has a pale yellow or clear color with a warm spicy scent. It blends very well with other essential oils. It is recognized as one of the best natural supporters for skin.  It also has natural antibacterial and antifungul  properties.


Base Oils:
Olive (Olea europaea)
 – Olive oil is pressed from olive plants. It is rich in vitamin E, beta-carotene, and antioxidants, it stimulates new cell generation, slows the progression of wrinkles, and gives skin a youthful look. It is also an excellent moisturizer, emollient, and humectant (draws moisture from the air to skin). The lather is mild.

Castor – USP (Ricinus communis) – Castor oil is extracted from castor seeds. It is also a humectant, emollient, and its rich, creamy lather is excellent for skin conditioning. In particular, we use USP-grade castor oil (Pharmaceutical)

Palm -Sustainable (Elaeis guineensis) – Palm oil is derived primarily from the pulp of African oil palms. It is high in palmitic acid, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, and natural antioxidants. We specifically use sustainable palm oil in order to preserve natural habitat and wildlife. The palm oil helps makes the bar harder which can help the bar last longer.

Coconut – Organic (Cocos nucifera) – Coconut oil is extracted from the kernels of coconut plants or coconut palms. It creates a very bubbly lather and is a great moisturizer. Once applied, it creates an oily, protective barrier so it’s great for dry and itchy skin. We only use organic, minimally-processed, food-grade coconut oil to produce a fluffy lather.

Bentonite clay – Bentonite clay comes from waterbeds of volcanic ash and is classified by the presence of various key minerals. We use very pure bentonite clay, minimizing extra fillers such as quartz dust, so it has the best cosmetic effect possible. The clay gives the soap a distinct slippery quality.

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) – Cardamom comes from the seed pods of particular ginger plants. Cardamom is known to have soothing properties for the entire body.

Colloidal Oatmeal – (Avena sativa) – Colloidal oatmeal is simply ground oatmeal, which we grind ourselves! Since oats often are contaminated with wheat, we buy only organic, gluten-free oats to ensure that all our products are gluten-free. Oatmeal is a good moisturizer, exfoliant, pH buffer, and oil absorbent. It also unclogs pores and improves the appearance of skin.

Oatmeal – Organic, Gluten-Free (Avena sativa) – These gluten-free organic oats are larger than our colloidal oatmeal to provide even more exfoliation.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) – Fennel seeds come from the flowering plant species of the celery family.

Spirulina -(Arthrospira platensis) 
– Spirulina is a natural algae that is sourced carefully from freshwater ponds and lakes. It is recognized as a “superfood” and is very high in nourishing protein.

Sugar – Organic, Cane – Our sugar is organic, free-trade evaporated cane juice sourced from the stalks of sugar cane plants, which means it is an unrefined and natural sweetener.