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HUMBLE SUDS INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

At Humble Suds, we’re all about transparency and empowering you with the information you need to make the best decisions for yourself and family. Here is the complete list of Humble Suds ingredients. We’ve accounted for every last drop!

ORGANIC SAPONIFIED COCONUT OIL (SOAP)

Pure coconut oil soap is a rich, gentle cleanser with amazing grease busting capabilities. To make it, the coconuts are processed without chemicals to extract pure, virgin coconut oil. The oil is then organically saponified with alkali.

ORGANIC CASTILE SOAP

Vegetable and plant based soap traditionally made with olive oil. It can also include palm, coconut, hemp, and jojoba oils. Castile soap is both gentle and versatile, making it the perfect soap for many of our formulas!

ORGANIC VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

Vegetable glycerin is a clear, odorless liquid derived from plant oils. It is produced using an extraction process called hydrolysis. During hydrolysis, oils are placed under the combined force of pressure, temperature, and water. Glycerin is an excellent natural alternative to chemical preservatives.

NATURAL GRAIN ALCOHOL

Grain alcohol is a form of pure alcohol which has been produced by fermenting and distilling grains such as corn and sugar cane. It is also known as ethyl alcohol or ethanol, and sometimes referred to as “neutral grain spirits”. Not to be confused with isopropyl alcohol.  

WASHING SODA

Also called sodium carbonate or soda ash, this alkaline powder is closely related to baking soda. It’s a fantastic stain fighter and water softener.

SODIUM BORATE

Also known as borax. Not to be confused with boric acid! Sodium borate is a basic salt mineral that is mined from the ground. You’ll find it in Humble Suds Natural Laundry Soap, where it eliminates odors and fights stains.

ORGANIC RAW BEESWAX

This golden treasure is generously produced by our flying friends, and has many uses in home and body products. In order to be certified organic, chemicals cannot be used on land within 3 miles of the hive, which is the bee’s flying radius.

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Extra virgin olive oil, or EVOO, is made by crushing whole olives and extracting the juice. It is made without the use of chemicals, industrial refining, or high heat. EVOO is the highest quality and most expensive olive oil classification.  

EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is not hydrogenated, bleached, refined or deodorized. It is produced using the same methods farmers have used for centuries. Meat from organically grown coconuts is shredded and cold-pressed to create coconut milk. The milk is then filtered and separated to extract the oil.

TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL

Tea tree, also known as melaleuca, is a powerful antiseptic with the added ability to treat wounds. Tea tree oil is derived from the native Australian plant melaleuca alternifolia. It has also shown in numerous medical studies to kill many strains of bacteria, viruses and fungi.

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

Lavender is the most used essential oil in the world, and has been used for medicinal purposes for over 2,500 years. Widely known for its antimicrobial properties, lavender has long been used to prevent various infections and combat bacteria and fungi, which has been established in over 100 studies.

CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL

Cedarwood essential oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from cedar wood. Cedarwood oil offers it’s antiseptic and insect repellent properties.

ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL

Orange oil, also called sweet orange oil, is derived from the outer peel of the common orange fruit. A powerful antibacterial, orange oil has been found to prevent the growth of e. coli bacteria.

CLOVE ESSENTIAL OIL

Indigenous to Indonesia and Madagascar, cloves appear as unopened pink flower buds. The buds are hand picked and dried until they turn brown and are ground. The powder is rendered into an essential oil that can be used as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial.

LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL

Also known as cymbopogon, Lemongrass is an herb that belongs to the grass family of poaceae. Lemongrass essential oil is known to have anti-fungal, insecticidal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to these anti-microbial properties, lemongrass oil is known to repel bugs such as mosquitoes, fleas and ants!

DISTILLED WATER

Distilled water makes an excellent base for a natural cleaner. It’s simply ultra-purified water that allows products to have a longer shelf life and resist bacterial growth. Distillation is a water purification process that uses a heat source to vaporize water and separate it from chemical and microbial contaminants, as well as minerals.