This artisan couple, Jonathan & Kaycie, has been making soap since 2011. Like so many they were ready to kick the commercial soaps and washes to the curb. After their first batch of soap, they were hooked and thus began The Sudsy Soapery Natural Products out of St. Louis, MO.
In keeping with their natural philosophy, their balm is specifically formulated for skin-nourishing benefits without the chemicals of so many other brands. Instead of emulsifying wax (most often petroleum-based), they sought naturally-derived ingredients to provide that emulsifying and preserving. They landed on a base of hemp and mango oils (two "less greasy" oils that moisturize and allow your pores to breathe), then they added witch hazel (astringent to constrict body tissue to aid in reducing bleeding from microscopic cuts and abrasions.) Finally, glycerin for moisture retention and Tocopherol Acetate & grapefruit seed extract are included to naturally preserve this balm.
Shawn describes this scent as a top down sensory experience, as if you were falling into a garden. Bright citrus notes from the trees slide into the flowers beneath and finally to the mossy, green undergrowth. Top notes of distilled lemon (a sweet candied aroma) contrast with sharp grapefruit notes. This sparkling effect is intensified by a hint of fresh ginger. Under this is a bloom of Turkish rose essential oil, rich and honeyed. Finally we arrive at the oakmoss and labdanum for a green, mossy finish which is bridged by Napalese palmarosa essential oil (the backdrop for the entire aroma).
Made in the USA
Ingredients: Hemp Seed Oil, Water, Organic Witch Hazel, Mango Butter,
Beeswax, Cetearyl alcohol and Glyceryl stearate (from sustainably sourced Coconut and Palm oils), 100% Pure Essential Oils, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Tocopherol Acetate, Vegetable Glycerin, USP.