Nature's kitchen is a wonderful source of all the ingredients we need to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle. Here in Alaska, nature is abundant. We gather wild crafted herbs and botanicals that are readily available to us, or grow our own. Those we can't get locally, we purchase from reliable, organic suppliers. Our products contain no parabens or phthalates and we choose organic oils and butters as often as we can.
We are honored by the privilege to serve you and want you to know your skin is safe with us. Therefore we use broad spectrum preservatives to prevent mold, fungus, bacteria & yeast in our products. Below is a picture of why we do this. All products that contain water, in any form, require a preservative (soap being the exception), to prevent the growth of mold, fungus, bacteria or yeast. Even if you can't see it, without a preservative, it's growing in there. Beware! Rosemary Oleoresin (refered to by some as Oil) Extract & Vitamin E are not preservatives. They are antioxidants used as such or to extend the shelf life of oils/butters and to help prevent them from going rancid. If you purchase products containing water, that refer to Rosemary Oleoresin (Oil) Extract or Vitamin E as a preservative, you are applying a product that contains NO preservative.
Our kitchen is stocked with select vegetable and nut oils, butters and waxes (Jojoba is a wax in liquid form) that have skin softening, soothing emollients, and yes, many of our products are vegan except those that contain organic beeswax, organic goat milk, organic yogurt, Emu Oil or tallow from organically raised beef.
We use no chemicals or detergents. We choose spices, minerals, clays and herbs to lend color to our bars of soap instead of dyes. Our lip balms are made with essential oils because what goes on your mouth, ends up in your mouth, therefore we choose even to avoid organic flavor oils. These days it's what you don't find in products that make them the products you should WANT to buy. You choose!
You won't find any re-packaged items in our offering of products. We do use synthetic fragrance oils in some products and choose those that are Phthalate free. We are careful to use fragrance oils in small quantity. We create all our own scents and they are as unique to us as are the appearance of our soaps. You are sure to enjoy them right down to the last sliver!
All ingredients throughout our line are noted on our website at the bottom of each items page. You can scroll down beneath the product, see the thumbnails and select them to be taken to our "Naturapedia" where all ingredients are defined. No more being in the dark about what an ingredient is or where it comes from.
If there's one thing we've learned throughout our journey, it's that you don't have to feel short changed in the luxury department because those items you use on your body are handmade. Quite the contrary. Our handmade products are more luxurious than those that are mass produced. Your skin is left feeling moisturized not tight and dry, and our scents linger on the skin not to mention there’s nothing harmful to absorb into your system. After all, your skin is the largest organ of your body, what goes on it, absorbs into it.
One last note: All our products are made by us. There are no employees or worker bees in some far off place working for minimum wage. Products are made in small batches, therefore you may notice inconsistencies in color from batch to batch but this has no bearing on the quality of the product. Because our lotions and creams are made without chemicals to keep them blended, you may at times notice separation of water from the mix. This can be poured off. It does not affect the quality of the product in any way, shape or form.