About the ingredients:
Our Castile soap, from Mountain Rose Herbs, is an extra mild and gentle liquid soap made from organic coconut, sunflower and castor oils. It contains no harsh chemicals, additives, colorants, sudsing agents or other ingredients, just pure derivatives from plant sources. It won’t strip your skin of beneficial oils, but will remove the dirt and makeup. It also won’t upset the balance of the environment when it enters the wastewater stream.
Aloe Vera gel moisturizes the skin without leaving a greasy residue. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Aloe leaves contain antioxidants including beta carotene, vitamin C and E that help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.
Witch Hazel extract tones skin and minimizes pores. It has strong astringent properties, absorbs oil from the skin and fights against the bacteria that cause acne. It’s not over-drying, so even those with sensitive or mature skin can use it. This also makes it beneficial for those with eczema and psoriasis, because it can help to control outbreaks without irritating skin.
Hemp seed oil is rated at zero on the comedogenic scale, meaning it will not clog pores. Not only is it an excellent moisturizer for acne-prone skin, but it can also be used to treat acne. It is a dry oil and its anti-inflammatory properties reduce redness and irritation, and promote healing. And its anti-oxidant properties help with protecting skin from free radical damage.
Vegetable Glycerin works as a humectant in tandem with water. It helps your skin to retain its natural moisture.
Vitamin E oil is a powerful antioxidant. It is nourishing for all skin types and plumps and firms the skin. It also protects the hemp seed oil from oxidization.
Xanthan gum is produced when the bacteria Xanthomonas campestris feeds on a sugar, then ferments it. The fermentation product is dried and then ground into xanthan gum. According to a 2009 article published in the journal International Immunopharmacology, xanthan gum was actually shown to have cancer fighting properties. It is used as a thickener and to emulsify liquids that would otherwise separate.
Basil essential oil is an amazing source of antioxidants, antibacterial agents and anti-inflammatory compounds. Among the protective phytochemicals found in basil’s volatile oils are constituents called terpinolene, eugenol and cubenol. Researchers have classified four major essential oil chemotypes of basil that are responsible for most of its health-promoting activities: methyl chavicol-rich, linalool-rich, methyl eugenol-rich, methyl cinnamate-rich, and also numerous other subtypes. Plus it smells delicious!
Verdant products are good for your body and good for the earth. We use natural, pure, plant-based ingredients that are local and organic whenever possible, and fair trade and sustainably sourced by trusted suppliers as well as sustainable packaging. None of our ingredients are tested on animals, and Verdant products contain no parabens, petroleum, sodium lauryl sulfates, sodium laureth sulfates, or phthalates.
Product is naturally green in color because of the hemp seed oil.