Each individual soap is handcrafted using the slow cold process. What's slow cold process? It simply means that no heat was used, allowing all the natural organic ingredients to be preserved.
Every soap bar begins with the oils. Not just any oils! We craft our soaps with the finest organic extra virgin olive oil. Pure coconut oil is added for extra foamy lather. Organic palm oil helps increase the freshness of your soap and the finest sunflower oil is added as the vital ingredient for skin care. Organic castor oil is used to get that extra creamy rich lather that helps moisturize and condition!
Then comes the magic - the essence of the old west and that frontier spirit - wildcrafted and organic botanicals, spices, clays and tropical butters. The 'crème de la crème' is the scenting with pure essential oils extracted from wild fauna.
In today's world - not all soaps are truly soaps at all. Fake soaps with harsh synthetic chemicals are sadly prevalent on store shelves. Did you know fake soaps can't be marketing as 'Soaps" under the law? Hence you'll ofter see the use of "Bar' such as 'moisturizing bar' or "beauty bar" to fool you.
But rest assured - the soap above is as pure, natural, handcrafted and instilled with the essence and character of the Old West.
Caring For Your Soap
Old West Soaps are crafted with pure natural organic ingredients, hence no chemical preservatives or artificial hardeners. A few simple tips can help prolong the soap life.
• Don't leave in water, store on drained soap dish
• Store unused soap in a dark cool place
• Try and use within 6 months for optimum freshness
Some of our more prominent
ingredients used in Old West Soaps.
Activated Charcoal - Highly adsorptive, removes impurities from the skin's surface and the antibacterial properties.
Aloe Vera Juice Concentrate, Certified Organic - Aloe barbadensis - native Texas succulent, often called "The Miracle Plant", 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
Beeswax, Certified Organic - Cera alba - unbleached and pure, cosmetic grade, used to give a waxy feel to cosmetics, also possesses healing qualities, only our balms contain beeswax, our soaps do not
Black Willow Bark Extract - Salix nigra - analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, potent antimicrobial, contains salicylic acid (a beta hydroxy acid) which is the ingredient that aspirin was originally synthesized from, increases cell renewal by increasing turnover of the stratus corneum layer smoothing the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, non-irritating and very gentle, has exhibited activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Propionibacterium acnes, two of the skin flora implicated in the formation of acne
Blue Agave, Certified Organic - Agave tequiliana - a succulent native to Mexico. best known for its role as the base ingredient of tequila; capable of drawing moisture close to the skin providing powerful hydration while protecting against environmental stress and aging
Bluebonnet, Wildcrafted- Lupinus texensis - native Texas wildflower, the state flower of Texas, cleansing, useful for skin irritations, dandruff, and blemishes; we harvest our bluebonnets legally and in a sustainable manner
Calcium Bentonite Clay - adsorbs and absorbs dirt, oil, and toxins from the surface of the skin, cleanses, tightens, and tones, lends a slippery feel to soaps and increases lather, great for purifying the skin, helpful in treating acne, eczema, itching, hives
Castor Oil, Certified Organic - Ricinus communis - soothing, lubricating, rich in fatty acids, acts as a humectant to draw moisture to the skin and hair, gives a rich creamy lather to soaps
Chaparral - Larrea tridentata - native Texas shrub, antimicrobial, antiseptic, deodorizing, disinfectant, used for itchy scalp, dandruff, skin irritations, rashes, wounds, and body odor
Chickweed, Wildcrafted & Certified Organic - Stellaria media - naturalized Texas herb, high in vitamin C, antioxidants and minerals, emollient, demulcent, analgesic, soothing, healing, useful for skin irritations, itching, inflammations, rashes, sores, and painful small joints; we harvest some of the chickweed we use ourselves and we purchase an organic infused oil to supplement
Cinnamon, Certified Organic - Cinnamomum zeylanicum - Has a stimulating, uplifting, warming, effect and is antiseptic and astringent.
Clay (Kaolin, Moroccan Red, French Green, Rose) - cleanses and tones, absorbs dirt, oil, and toxins from the skin, increases lather, and lends natural colors to our soaps
Cocoa Butter - Theobroma cacao - the fat of the cocoa bean, smells like chocolate, super emollient, for chapped skin and lips, dry skin, mature skin, stretch marks, skin irritations, and wrinkles
Coconut Oil, Certified Organic - Cocus nucifera - emollient and healing, used in soaps to produce a big fluffy lather
Cucumber - Cucumis sativus - cooling, soothing, and healing, useful for irritated skin, freckles, windburn, sunburn, wrinkles, and skin eruptions
Earth Pigments (ultramarines & iron oxides) - We use only naturally derived cosmetic grade earth pigments which have been used safely for many years. These pigments are made from naturally occuring compounds like iron, sulfur, china clay (kaolin), and sodium carbonate. We never use harmful synthetic FD&C dyes or CI colors. Almost all artificial FD&C and CI colors approved for use by the FDA are made from coal tar oil, or are synthetically produced from petroleum products. Despite these derivatives having been shown to cause cancer when injected into the skin of mice, they are still widely used today.
Essential Oils - fragrant natural botanical extracts that possess many healing properties on both the physical and emotional levels, used in the ancient art and science of aromatherapy
PLEASE NOTE - The information above 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, we 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.