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. 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.
Sunflower seed oil is rich in linoleic acid. These essential fatty acids can help maintain the skin barrier and decrease transepidermal water loss. Several studies have also suggested that sunflower seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties. Linoleic acid is the major lipid that converts to arachidonic acid, which leads to prostaglandin E2, an inflammatory modulator.
Witch Hazel extract tones skin and fights against bacteria. 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.
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 prolongs the shelf life of the product.
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.
Lavender, bergamot and ylang ylang essential oils are added for their deliciously evocative scent combination.
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.