FAQs About Ingredients

What do you look for when selecting ingredients?

• All my ingredients are always phthalate-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, and cruelty free! This is my number one priority. After that, I want to use environmentally friendly, sustainable ingredients that are great for your skin!

Do you make palm-free products/soaps?

• I do! All my palm-free soaps are marked as such both in their names as well as in their descriptions. When I do use palm oil in my soaps, I only use RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified organic, sustainable palm. The RSPO has developed a set of environmental and social criteria which companies must comply with in order to produce Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO). When they are properly applied, these criteria can help to minimize the negative impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities in palm oil-producing regions.

Do you use animal products in your products?

• All products are vegan unless specified elsewise (for example, my lotion bars are vegetarian rather than vegan as they contain beeswax). All products are vegetarian without exception,

About My Soap Ingredients: 

• All the fragrances in my Mama K Breaking Bath products are phthalate-free.

• Shea butter - Shea butter is naturally nourishing and has been used for centuries to nourish the skin. It is rich in skin loving vitamins A & E, which help protect the skin from environmental damage. While super moisturizing, shea butter also contains linolenic acid, which is similar to the body’s own oil. This makes Shea butter naturally easy for the skin to absorb without leaving you feeling greasy.

• Mango butter is a pure plant based butter extracted from the fruit kernels of the mango tree. Rich in rich in carotenoids and antioxidants, mango butter is creamy and moisturizing without leaving your skin feeling greasy.

• Kokum butter comes from the fruit kernels of the Kokum tree, also known as Garcinia indica, which is indigenous to the Western Ghats region of India. It has a high stearic acid content and is chock full of essential fatty acids such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 as well as Vitamin E. It helps contribute to the overall hardness of the bar of soap while allowing to to remain emollient and creamy. Kokum butter leaves the skin with a lightweight moisturized feeling without leaving a greasy residue.

About My Bath Bomb Ingredients:

• All the fragrances in my Mama K Breaking Bath products are phthalate-free.

• I use SLSa (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate) which is derived from coconut and palm oils (I do NOT use SLS or SLES). SLSa is classified as a safe skin friendly surfactant for both skin and hair because of its large molecular structure. This mild plant derived surfactant creates a lather that effectively removes dirt and bacteria, without stripping or drying sensitive skin. SLSA is hydrophillic, which means it is attracted to water. This enables it to dissolve more readily in water, thus providing superior rinse ability.

 I use FDA certified dyes and aluminum lakes as colorants. All colors are approved by the FDA for use in bath and body products.  All of my colors are batch certified by the FDA. An aluminum lake, or simply lake, is an insoluble material that tints by dispersion. Lakes are produced by coloring an aluminum salt (this is not elemental aluminum) substrate using FD&C dyes. They are oil-dispersible and can be mixed with oils and fats.