Natural soaps, facial masks, & herbal salves to nourish your face.
Facial skin is sensitive and needs special treatment and nourishment compared to other parts of the body. It is rich in sebaceous glands that secrete a natural lubrication oil (sebum) which can also trap dirt and dead skin cells, leading to skin blemishes. The cells of the face are finer than other places on the body and they are rich is pores making your face more prone to the environment and to water loss.
Mix yogurt with the facial powder. Add boiling water. Let sit 1-3 minutes. Apply to face. Rinse off after 5-10 minutes.
Mix whipped egg white with the facial powder. Mix in melted coconut oil, then add boiling water. Blend well and let sit 1-3 minutes. Apply to face. Rinse off after 5-10 minutes.
Mix olive oil with the facial powder. Add boiling water and blend well
A wide variety of hydration blend options allows you control over unique skincare needs. Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Egg, Honey, Essential Oils, Teas, Yogurt, Coffee, Aloe Vera, & Hydrosols can be used to create a hydration blend for your facial mask—allowing you to blend a custom facial mask that’s perfect for your unique skin. Just a few ideas are listed below:
Mixing your perfect facial mask is fun and easy:
Once the mask is ready, simply smooth over the face, massaging to gently exfoliate. Then, sit back to relax & enjoy for 5-10 minutes. When ready, wipe off & dispose of the mask. Rinse face with cool water, optionally follow up with a dab of Alō Body Butter, and enjoy your smooth, clean, and moisturized face!
Our soaps are packaged in organic cotton bags. You can reuse them as tea bags (please wash them first though!), or soap sacks. To use as a soap sack, place the small ends of soap bars into the sack until you have a small stash. Then, wash with the soap sack as a washcloth. They also make great garden soap sacks (just hang from the spigot).
Our Mouthwash Crystals are packaged in kraft eco pouches, lined with PLA (Polylactic Acid), a bioplastic material made from renewable resources such as corn and sugar with an ALOX (Aluminium Oxide) Coating. ALOX is compostable and helps keep the crystals dry.
Our Tooth Suds and other boxes are made from 100% recycled content, are 100% recyclable and compostable.
Conditioner bars, facial powders, and travel bars are packaged in glassine bags. Glassine is a smooth and glossy paper that’s made air, water, and grease resistant through a process called supercalendering. They are not waxed or chemically-finished during manufacturing and are fully recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable.
Our hair tea is packaged in biodegradable cello bags made from wood cellulose fibers sourced with sustainable forestry principles, certified biodegradable, compostable, and made carbon zero. Each bag meets ASTM D6400, EN13432 standards for CA and other states.
Our labels are printed on recycled label stock.
Herbal salves are packaged in a reusable and recyclable metal tins.
We ship with sustainable materials too!
Organic Gluten Free Oats aid in mild cleansing, gently exfoliate and are a wonderful natural facial moisturizer.
Kaolin Clay helps to detoxify your skin by drawing out impurities deep within your pores.
Lavender Buds act as a gentle exfoliant, provide a light fragrance to the base powder, help detoxify and tone the skin.
Calendula Petals act as a gentle exfoliant and help stimulate the blood flow to help improve the appearance of your skin.
We also offer limited edition facial masks that include dried fruit powders, milk, yogurt, honey, and herbs. Every ingredient is 100% natural, minimally processed, preservative free, and sourced organic when available.
There is more to your skin what you can see. Hormones, healthy habits, and indulging in life’s excesses all play a role in the health and appearance of your skin. Before you start to worry about what your skin will look like 30 years from now and start investing in different skin care products, you should educate yourself on your skin type. Grab a spot next to the mirror and keep reading to discover more about your skin and how to care for it.
First, take some mental notes about your skin to figure out your skin type:
After paying attention to your skin, you should be able to pinpoint of which of the standard categories your skin falls into. You can also take the short quiz at the end of this article to help you analyze your results.
For sensitive and dry skin: we recommend our Pure Oatmeal and Calendula bar. It’s fragrance-free, filled with oats & calendula, and will quickly become your favorite head-to-toe soap. The formula rinses well and leaves your skin moisturized and supple.
For oily skin that’s not as sensitive, we recommend our Clear face and body detox bar. It’s going help remove excessive oil deposits and grime that can clog your pores, yet it won’t dry you out like commercial soaps and alcohol cleansers can.
For “normal” skin (those lucky individuals who never had the teenage pimply class photos… grrrrrrr you!) we recommend nearly any bar we make! There are a few exceptions though. We don’t recommend using our shampoos for facial soaps. They will tend to dry your face if used as a daily facial cleanser. You should also avoid using our utility bar, Katherine. She’s best suited for helping you wash the dishes!
Bonus on all of our signature soaps… they are vegan, zero-waste, all-natural, free of chemical colorants and artificial fragrances, and retain 100% of their natural glycerin!
Our facial powder mixes allow you to customize your facial for your unique skin type, and allow you to modify as your skin changes with each season. You can even customize for different areas of your face!