Category Archives: Ingredients We Use

Ingredient we use at Plain Old Soap and how they benefit the skin. Natural plant oils and butters, botanical ingredients and essential oils extracted from various plants. Animal fats are also beneficial in soap and new findings show that some of them are close to our own skins oils.

Black Cumin Seed Oil

Black Cumin Seed Oil is cold processed oil from the seeds and is part of the primrose family. This oil has been tagged a miracle oil and is under instense study due to the benifits it has afforded people. It … Continue reading

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Karanja Seed Oil Skin Benefits

Karanja Seed Oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the Pongam Tree that is native to India. It is a cousin to Neem oil and is used in place of neem in soaps and lotions to avoid the pungeant … Continue reading

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Tamanu Oil Skin Benefits

Tamanu Oil Tamanu oil originates tropical areas and goes by many names according to where it is. Tamanu orginates from Tahiti but it is called Kamani in Hawaii, Dilo in Fiji and Ballnut in Australia. The oil is green in … Continue reading

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Shea Butter Skin Benefits

Known as African karite butter, it is derived from the pits of the fruit of the African Butter Tree which grows in Africa. Used for centuries for foot and body care, Shea Butter is able to moisturize and nourish the … Continue reading

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