Ingredients & Benefits

At Soap Studio on Fifth our signature soap bars are formulated with coconut, avocado, sunflower and soybean oils together with cocoa and shea butters. We handpick and use this combination of oils and butters for their unique properties that simply love your skin. Our artisanal soap bars are offered in 5oz sizes to entice your senses while creating a luxurious conditioning lather that soothes and moisturizes your whole body.

A variety of our artisanal soap bars are carefully made using the cold process soap making method. This method needs six weeks to cure before you are able to have them be a part of your well-deserved “Me Time”. We’ve taken the time to craft our signature formula and with the thoughtful addition of natural ingredients and supreme quality oils, we love creating new and exciting soap bars to add to our collection. 

Soap Studio on Fifth focuses on creating our soap bars in small batches, to ensure we give our customers the best possible quality product.  We put no claim on any of our products and have included an index of ingredients used in our soaps for you to review.

This list is meant for educational purposes only and should not be used in place of medical treatment or advice.  Consult with your professional health care provider for all skin care and treatments.

 

List of Ingredients

 

Essential Oils

Essential Oils are natural essences extracted from different plant material through a variety of distillation processes.  They are highly concentrated and are generally utilized for their strong healing, comforting and relaxing properties as well as their appealing, alluring and uplifting qualities

www.tisserandinstitute.org is a great source of information on all things concerning essential oils; from their extraction, uses and even safety precautions.

  • Bergamot:

Bergamot can prove beneficial to oily skin conditions. However it can cause irritation in sensitive skin when exposed to the sun, use in moderation and avoid strong sunlight.

https://www.healthline.com/health/bergamot-oil#benefits

 

  • Carrot Seed:

Also known as Queen Ann’s Lace, it is highly nutritional – Vitamins A, B, C and B2. In skin care, Carrot Seed oil is used for its ability to tone the skin and impart suppleness.

https://www.healthline.com/health/carrot-seed-oil#benefits

 

  • Cedarwood:

Recognized for its calming, purifying properties and is used to benefit the skin.

  • Chamomile:

Chamomile is a carminative with a wealth of relaxing properties. Externally it will assist in healing wounds, eczema and is gentle enough for sensitive skin

 

  • Geranium:

Geranium has been used for centuries for skin care. It can prove useful for all types of skin as it balances sebum, the fatty substance that keeps skin supple.

  • Grapefruit:

Grapefruit can help clear acne and congested or oily skin, it is also known to be an effective toner.

  • Juniper Berry:

Juniper acts as a tonic for oily and congested skin.

  • Lavender:

This herb is known to be effective for headaches.. Lavender can be quite effective in the clearing of depression, and it is thought to promote natural sleep. For skin care, lavender has been used to combat a wide range of conditions.

https://www.100percentpure.com/blogs/feed/6-reasons-to-use-lavender-oil-for-skin

  • Melissa (Lemon Balm):

Because of its anti-depressive properties, Melissa is primarily indicated where there is dyspepsia associated with anxiety or depression, as the gently sedative oils relieve tension and stress reactions, thus acting to lighten depression.

  • Ylang Ylang:

The name Ylang ylang means flower of flowers. It regulates sebum production and is good for both oily and dry skin conditions.

 

This list is meant for educational purposes only and should not be used in place of medical treatment or advice.  Consult with your professional health care provider for all skin care and treatments.

  • Activated Charcoal:

“Activated charcoal” is made by manufacturers heating common charcoal in the presence of a gas that causes the charcoal to develop internal spaces or pores that allow activated charcoal to trap chemicals.  It is for this reason that activated charcoal is often used to absorb toxic substances.

You can find additional information on activated charcoal at  https://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-looks/beauty/detox-and-beautify-your-skin-and-hair-with-activated-charcoal/

  • Arnica:

With these amazing anti-inflammatory effects and increased circulation, Arnica oil is an easy choice to include in skin care products.  It can help reduce swelling after surgery. It also provides some anti-bacterial benefits and increases circulation.

https://www.nelsons.net/en/our-brands/nelsons/nelsons-arnicare/arnicare-blog/why-arnica-is-perfect-for-your-skincare-regime

  • Avocado:

This highly therapeutic oil is rich in vitamins A and E, minerals, protein, lecithin and fatty acids. This oil is expeller pressed from organic avocados and then gently refined for stable shelf life.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321543#eight-benefits-for-the-skin

  • Bamboo Extract:

The Bamboo Exfoliating Extract is obtained from the bamboo stems collected in the form of an exudate (a thick liquid) which crystallizes at room temperature. This crystalline powder is very rich in mineral salt and is an excellent source of silica. This powder makes a mild exfoliate.

https://swissclinique.com/blog/bamboo-extracts/

  • Beer:

Beer has ingredients that are very beneficial to your skin and hair; and Beer has hops. Hop extract has properties that help protect, soothe, and revitalize our skin, while decreasing blood vessels. This extract aids in producing a softer and more supple skin through improving collagen production, delaying wrinkles and reducing dark spots while having a strong toning effect.

https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/wellness/story/international-beer-day-health-beauty-benefits-skin-hair-care-lifest-1027998-2017-08-04

  • Black Seed:

Black Seed Oil naturally fights acne, clogged pores, and inflammation. One of the most appealing benefits of black cumin seed oil is its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties, which work to reduce clogged pores and control oil, as well as tame redness and soothe irritation, including eczema

https://www.americanspa.com/skincare/behind-benefits-black-cumin-seed-oil

  • Calendula:

Calendula oil is extracted from marigold flowers (Calendula officinalis). It's often used as a complementary or alternative treatment. Calendula oil may have antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that might make it useful in healing wounds, soothing eczema, and relieving diaper rash

https://www.healthline.com/health/calendula-oil#types

  • Cane Sugar:

Glycolic Acid from sugar cane (said to be the most effective of the various alpha hydroxy acids), does stimulate and smooth skin, induce exfoliation and increase the rate at which new, younger cells reach the skin surface. It is believed that these features can improve skin texture and clarity; reduce the look of fine lines or wrinkles; help fade age spots or skin discoloration. Its humectant properties will also assist in hydration leaving skin smooth and moisturized

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sugar-skincare_b_2133060

  • Chocolate:

Chocolate is believed to be able to boost the hydration to skincare routine and truly maximize your “me time” without the guilt. It’s known to nourish the skin leaving it smooth, firm and looking more sculpted

https://www.perriconemd.com/blogs/forever-young-blog/the-science-of-chocolate-and-your-skin

  • Cocoa Butter:

Cocoa butter is an emollient that has been used for centuries in Africa as a skin care product. It has been used to heal and moisturize skin that has been exposed to the elements. It also helps reduce the formation of stretch marks during pregnancy by keeping the skin supple. It makes a wonderful ingredient in lotion bars, lip balms, body butters, soaps and belly balms for expectant mothers.

https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/cocoa-butter-benefits

  • Coconut:

Coconut is known to be packed with vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, potassium, and folate to help nourish and hydrate skin and hair.  It works great as an addition to cold process soaps or can add an extra level of moisture to your haircare and lotion products.  The lauric acid content of coconut milk gives cold process soap extra hardness and promotes a luxuriously fluffy lather.

https://www.prevention.com/beauty/a20428276/coconut-oil-cures-for-your-skin-and-hair/

  • Coffee:

Since coffee grounds do not dissolve in water it is makes sense that it would be a great exfoliate.  Because of the caffeic acid and caffeine content, Coffee is believed to boost collagen and improve elasticity

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322875#exfoliation

  • Dragon’s Blood:

Dragon’s Blood, also called Croton Lechleri extract, is a bright red resin/sap with a bounty of health benefits. Dominantly found in South America, Dragon’s Blood has been used for centuries by the indigenous people for many types of health issues.. Health benefits include various skin conditions, gastro intestinal ailments, digestive and respiratory disorders.

https://www.skinstore.com/blog/archive/dragon-s-blood-a-healing-gem-from-south-america/

  • Extra Virgin Olive:

Known for centuries as a prime ingredient for skin care, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and a superb moisturizer with numerous protective qualities.

https://www.byrdie.com/olive-oil-for-skin

 

 

  • Green Tea:

Besides its merits as a flavored, tasty social drink, tea has numerous positive effects on health. A Chinese proverb says: “It is better to drink green tea than to take medicine.” In Japan also green tea is known as the source of “Everlasting Youth and Longevity.”

https://www.100percentpure.com/blogs/feed/top-6-benefits-green-tea-for-skin

  • Honey:

Honey is believed to be one of nature’s oldest healing agents. It has natural antiseptic, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties; it soothes, softens, and moisturizes skin. Honey can be used in the improvement of cellular regeneration, and help skin recover from exposure to the environment.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/honey-for-skin

  • Jojoba:

Jojoba Oil is believed to be excellent for moisturizing and nourishing your hair and skin. Just a few drops are all you need for healthy hair and skin. It’s packed full of vitamins and is an anti-inflammatory qualities helps to sooth and restore healthy skin

https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/jojoba-oil-for-face

  • Moringa:

In some cultures Moringa is known as a cure all.  It is believed to be an excellent active ingredient especially in skin-care products.  Thought to be an effective antibacterial also rich in vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants; great for helping to boost collagen production and assisting in reducing fine lines and firming skin.

https://food.ndtv.com/beauty/skin-care-6-reasons-to-add-drumstick-or-moringa-to-your-beauty-regime-1877289

  • Nettle:

Nettle is thought to contain nourishing, diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties; nettle tea is a natural beautifier to skin and hair. It has been shown to clear up a variety of skin conditions including hair and scalp conditions.

https://www.spafinder.com/blog/nutrition/beauty-benefits-nettle-tea/

  • Oatmeal:

Thought to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Oatmeal is believed to have the ability to remove dead skin cells while equalizing dry itchy skin conditions.  It’s also used to help clean dirt and excess oils that can clog pores.  Most importantly oatmeal leaves skin smooth, soft and touchable

https://food.ndtv.com/beauty/oatmeal-for-skin-how-to-use-the-superfood-for-your-skin-and-beauty-needs-1827352

 

  • Pine Tar:

With an aroma more reminiscent to the tar than the pine, Pine Tar is a natural substance acquired as a result of burning the wood of pine trees. Pine Tar is believed to have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties has and been used in treatments for soothing skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and relieving itchy dry skin

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5434829/

  • Shea Butter:

African healers have used Shea Butter for thousands of years as the ideal treatment for dry or aging skin. Packed with a host of nutrients, vitamins and other phytonutrients Shea Butter is believed to protect the skin against damaging effects of the sun while repairing cellular degeneration.

https://www.healthline.com/health/shea-butter-for-face

  • Strawberry:

Strawberries are rumored to be packed with high levels of vitamin C, antioxidant and alpha lipoic acid.  They have been used over the years to help reduce under eye puffiness, hydrating, toning and tightening skin

https://www.skininc.com/skinscience/ingredients/Treat-Aging-Acne-and-Inflammation-with-Strawberries-509509781.html

  • Vanilla:

Vanilla’s sweet scent is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties for a soothing and calming effect. A few drops of vanilla in body lotion or bath products can help to relieve dry itchy skin. Vanilla is one of the most effective basic components of massage and bath oils. I was once told that “No one can stay upset for too long with the scent of vanilla in the air” I believe. Vanilla also has a reputation of being a natural aphrodisiac, especially for men.

https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-vanilla-for-skin-hair-and-health/

  • Yogurt:

Yogurt Powder is thought to soothe and rejuvenate the skin. It’s known for its beneficial properties for healthy skin and strong hair. Yogurt contains high levels of lactic acid which is beneficial to skin and hair care. Using yogurt for skin and hair dates back to ancient India, when it was used as an effective remedy to get rid of acne and pimples.

https://www.skincarewellness.com/nutrition/8-super-benefits-your-skin-can-get-from-yogurt/

  • Hemp:

Hemp seed oil is believed to gently add moisture to skin without the nuisance clogging pores. Hemp Seed Oil has been known to help heal skin lesions, dry skin and inflamed of the skin.  It is also expected to help to increase elasticity leaving skin hydrated and well nourished

  • Kelp:

Kelp is thought to be rich in minerals and amino acids, simple and complex carbohydrates which make it popular in scrubs and facial treatments.  It’s believed to moisturize and soften skin while removing toxins and regulate skin conditions

http://ncnskincare.com/blog/skin-care-benefits-sea-kelp-much-significant-think/

  • Spirulina:

Spirulina is a blue green, protein-rich algae that grows in fresh and salt water. An incredibly high source of nutrients, amino acids and iron.  Spirulina contains vitamin E, selenium and tyrosine, which are all known for their powerful anti-aging effects. The antioxidants present in tyrosine eliminate free radicals and slow down the aging of skin cells. Spirulina is also a wonderful source of chlorophyll, which has cleansing properties, and it also helps your skin retain moisture, which is a major key to maintaining the appearance of smoother, hydrated skin.

https://www.ecodivabeauty.com/blogs/ed/beauty-lab-the-skin-health-benefits-of-spirulina-or-blue-green-algae

  • Wine:

Packed with antioxidants like flavonoid, resveratrol, and tannin, it protects the skin from aging by restoring collagen and elastic fibers. Red wine is found to contain natural AHAs, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that cleanses the pores, clears acne and reduces the chance of future breakouts.

5 Interesting Benefits Of Red Wine For Skin, Hair, And Health - xtraWine Blog


 

This list is meant for educational purposes only and should not be used in place of medical treatment or advice.  Consult with your professional health care provider for all skin care and treatments.

 

 Benefits of:

Aromatherapy

A holistic practice which aims to bring balance and well-being to the mind body and soul. It uses essential oils from plants which have natural therapeutic properties and applies these oils in a variety of ways to influence a positive mindset and promote healing. Aromatherapy is not intended to replace medical care under the direct supervision of a qualified physician.

Exfoliating

Exfoliating is necessary to help skin properly absorb moisture. Without exfoliation skin looks dry and dehydrated regardless of the amount of lotion used. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells the clog pores making for healthy vibrant skin. Cleansing and moisturizing helps ensure beautiful and healthy skin. Our skin is our largest organ. It keeps toxins and pollutants out.

Moisturizing

Moisturizing helps restore diseased skin to its healthy skin. Moisturized skin is softer more supple and resilient to damage from the sun. Pedicure improves the health, appearance and comfort of the feet.

Pedicure

During a pedicure the dead skin and calluses of the feet are removed with either pumice or other implements. Calluses on the feet can cause uneven pressure when walking or standing for long periods which can lead to pain and discomfort. Pampering your feet can help to reduce foot pain.

 This list is meant for educational purposes only and should not be used in place of medical treatment or advice.  Consult with your professional health care provider for all skin care and treatments.