Our Ingredients

Here at Pure Soaps our aim is to make soap that your skin will love you for using – and believe us, you'll be able to feel the difference.

Castor Oil

This oil is known as “Geisha’s beauty secret”.  High in ricinoleic acid with a high viscosity, this oil acts as a humectant by attracting and holding moisture to the skin.  It’s known to heal dry, damaged, itchy and inflamed skin.

Coconut Oil

This solid oil is one of the most common ingredient used in the soap and toiletry industry. It makes a nice firm soap with a good lather and loads of suds with wonderful cleansing qualities.

Olive Oil
A well respected skin care ingredient since ancient times, it helps to give a rich feel and keeps the skin hydrated, moisturised and nourished.

Shea Butter

This butter comes from the African butter tree.  It is rich luxurious and essential for dry skin conditions and penetrates deep into the skin to nourish, replenish and improve elasticity which makes it an invaluable natural ingredient.  It also has great moisturisng properties and is known to be great for stretchmarks. 

Lavender Essential Oil

This oil is has a floral, fruity, sweet aroma.  It is one of the most popular essential oils in the world. Boasting a long list of natural properties, this beautiful oil is probably most known for it's magical ability to bring tranquillity to the mind and body.

Lemongrass Essential Oil

This oil has a fresh, lemon-like aroma, naturally fresh and uplifting which boasts tired senses and helps to bring clarity and focus to the mind as well as keeping cellulite at bay. It is also strongly antifungal and antimicrobial. It has analgesic properties helping to recover from muscle soreness, arthritis, and jet lag.

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

This oil has sweet fresh citrus, fruity aroma. It is also known as May Chang.  It is an evergreen shrub that produces a fruit used to process a lemony essential oil and totally uplifting which enhances a positive mood.  It is considered to act as a stimulant anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, deodorant, digestive, and antibiotic agent.

Peppermint Essential Oil

This oil has fresh, sharp menthol, minty aroma and is familiar to most. Instantly uplifting and refreshing. It stimulates the mind while cooling the skin, reducing redness and calming irritation and itchiness. It contains menthol which gives a cooling sensation and makes it perfect for clearing your head after a hard day. This incredible oil has natural properties to help ease tension headaches, migraines, muscular aches and pains and many skin conditions.

Orange Essential Oil

This oil has a sweet, citrus aroma, like the orange peels from which it is derived, but more intense and concentrated. This radiant oil manages to lift your mood even on the dullest of mornings. Orange is a very nutritious fruit containing vitamins A, B and C. It is also known to be an antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal. It may also help to reduce cellulite, stress and acne. It is calming and helps to promote a restful sleep and may improve alertness.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

This oil has a medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy, herbaceous aroma and is one of the most powerful antiseptic and anti-fungal benefits and has traditionally been used to help fight infections and clear skin conditions. Many people use tea tree oil for spots and acne.

Spearmint Essential Oil

This oil has a mint like, sweet aroma that is softer than menthol tones of peppermint. Its gentle nature is said to be calm itchy skin uplifting and helpful for sharpening the senses .

Rosemary Essential Oil

This oil has afresh, woody, herbal aroma. It refreshes the senses to help improve alertness and focus. It's also said to help relive muscular aches and pain. Rosemary is also a circulatory stimulant. It has been shown to increase blood flow, and is useful in treatment of blood pressure problems. Rosemary essential oil has powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal activity.

Calendula Petals

Calendula appears to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties which is useful in minor skin issue. Calendula was traditionally used as a healing ointment on cuts, scalds, grazes and other surface wounds. This is infused in olive oil.

Alkanet Root

This gives our Lavender Soaps their lavender-blue colour which is infused in olive oil.  It was also much used for skin-care in the middle ages.


We used locally produced honey.   Honey is used throughout the centuries to help keep skin smooth and soft. It is full off natural antibiotic and antiseptic qualities.  It also works as a natural humectant - helping the skin to attract and retain moisture.

Kaolin Clay

This is extremely popular clay in cosmetic products.  It is the gentlest clay thus great for sensitive dry skin.  This clay makes our soap feel soft and silky.   It doesn’t absorb so much as it does soften with super gentle bits for a mild exfoliation,

Green Clay   

This clay is your go-to for exfoliation and pore-tightening on top of oil-absorption. It’s so absorbent that not only does it drink up oils - it also pulls blood towards the surface of your skin, giving you a bit of a tingling sensation as it boosts circulation.

Activated Charcoal

This has amazing absorbtion properties, when used as a skincare ingredient its known to draw bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne.

Ground Pumice

Pumice is a natural soft stone which makes a fine powder - the pumice particles provide superb exfoliating gently remove rough skin,

Ground Coffee

Coffee is wonderful for any skin type, from dry to oily to acne-prone to sensitive skin. Also excellent skin exfoliator and considered useful to remove the smell of garlic and onions from the skin.

Cocoa powder

Cocoa powder has many wonderful skin and hair care benefits. In soaps, it gives the soap a beautiful natural brown color. For your skin, cocoa powder helps to renew and firm new skin cells, promote healthy skin tissues.  It has a powerful antioxidant and helps to repair any damaged skin, absorbs UV light into the skin, improves blood flow, and improves complexion and helps the skin stay hydrated.

Colloidal Oatmeal

This works great for dry skin and soothing rashes and irritations such as eczema, and other skin conditions.