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Colestin Caprines Goat Milk Soap

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& More About Essential Oils and Sources (below)

Essential oils are obtained from the part of the plant that possesses the fragrance of the plant or flower in concentrated form. Essential oil is usually obtained by steam distillation, whereas 'flower oils' are generally extracted by using fats (a process called "enfleurage"). Essential oils do not contain alcohol or other solvents, or other added fragrances, extracts, or essences.

For current availability, check our full alphabetized list of soaps.

The following soaps are scented with pure essential or natural oils only:

Apple, Spicy

"Spicy Apple" - Essential oil of apple blossom. Pyrus malus. A very light, clean scent.

 
Balsam Fir Steam-distilled essential oil of Peru Balsam, Myroxylon balsamum, from El Salvador. Experimental/limited supply.
 
Bay

Essential oil of West Indian bay. Pimenta racemosa.

 
Bergamot

Steam-distilled essential oil of Bergamot, Citrus Bergamia, from Italy.

 
Cedarwood Essential oil of cedarwood, from Port Orford, Oregon, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, and from Himalayan India.
 
Cinnamon Essential oil of cinnamon leaf, from Ceylon. Cinnamomum zeylanicum. Note: This oil naturally colors the soap reddish-brown. Please also note that both cinnamon and clove can irritate sensitive skin; so, while the actual amount of these spice oils within an individual bar of soap is modest, "caveat emptor."
 
Clove Essential oil of clove.
 
Eucalyptus Essential oil of eucalyptus, 80-85 per cent from Australia. Eucalyptus globulus.
 
Geranium Steam-distilled essential oil of Geranium, Pelargonium graveolens, from Egypt.
 
Juniper Berry Essential oil of Juniper berry, Juniperus communis, from India
 
Lavender Combined essential oils of lavender, from France and Oregon. Lavandula officinalis.
 
Lavender-Cedarwood NEW. Experimental; a combination of our Lavender and Cedarwood essential oils (see above).
 
Lavender-Oatmeal

Lavender essential oil (as above), with unscented crushed oatmeal. This soap is simply a combination of our Lavender and Oatmeal soaps, in response to the suggestions and requests of many customers asking for a scented version of our gardener's exfoliating oatmeal soap, or for a lavender with "more to it." This is a surprisingly pleasant combination we think you'll enjoy - we welcome your feedback if you try it!

 
Lemon Expressed essential oil of lemon, from California. Citrus limon.
 
Lemongrass Steam-distilled essential oil of Lemongrass, Cymbopogon flexuosus, from India.
 
Lime Essential expressed oil of lime, from Mexico. Citrus aurantifolia.
 
Musk

Actually musk ambrette; also called ambrette seed, and musk mallow. Hibiscus moscheutos. This is a low, woody plant indigenous to India. It is also grown in Africa and Martinique. The plant's pods hold a prolific number of brown seeds, of a musky odor, used by perfumers.

Note: Animal-based musk oil, from the male Himalayan musk deer, is Moschus moschiferus. The actual musk scent, from the musk pod glands near the sexual organs, are said to have a "delicious, lightly sweet scent" the well-known, strong musk odor. Obtaining this natural oil, however, requires the death of the animal, after which the pod glands are dried and aged by perfumers. We regard the intentional slaughter of musk deer for perfumery and profit as unconscionable and therefore do not use this type of musk oil.

 
Orange Essential oil of Sweet Orange, from Florida. Citrus sinensis.
 
Orange, Spicy ("Spicy Orange") - Essential oil of Sweet Orange, from Florida.Citrus sinensis. Enhanced with organic ground cinnamon and clove spices.
 
Patchouli Essential oil of dark patchouli, East Indian and Indonesian. Pogostemon cablin.
 
Peppermint

Essential oil of peppermint, native to Oregon. Mentha piperita.

 
Pine Essential oil of Ocean pine, from France. Pinus palustris.
 
Rosemary Steam-distilled essential oil of Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, from Morocco
 
Sandalwood Essential oil of White Mysore sandalwood, from East India. Santalum album.
 
Savory Essential oil of mountain savory, native to France. Satureja montana.
 
Tea Tree Steam-distilled essential oil of tea tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, from Australia
 
Vanilla Essential oil of vanilla; domestic variety. Vanilla planifolia. Note: This oil naturally colors the soap brown and/or brownish-red.
 
Ylang-Ylang

Essential oil of Ylang Ylang, extracted and steam-distilled, from Madagascar. Cananga Odorata Genuina.

 

 

References:

Essential Oils, Aromatherapy & Healing:

For those wanting further information about essential oils, their sources, their aromatherapy or medicinal associations, and other meanings based on historical or current lore, we recommend several websites and books of possible interest.

Please Note:  These references are provided for the curiosity of those interested in essential oils, to complement the information given under "Soap Ingredients." The information refered to is not intended as a method of diagnosis or treatment of any kind of illness, health problem or condition, or other physical or psychological health concern. If you have such a concern, consult with a qualified physician or other licensed practitioner. Colestin Caprines, Inc., is not liable or responsible for the misuse of any of the information refered to here.

 

Websites:

Liberty Natural Products, a Portland, Oregon-based company, specializes in marketing high-quality essential oils, fragrances, and many other natural supplies, in amounts ranging from small personal ounce-sizes to bulk-quantities. They publish their full catalogue online, and also have a regular paper catalogue, which can be ordered online. Liberty's website contains a wealth of information about essential oils and their essential oil sources, and we highly recommend it.

For those interested in the use of essential oils as consciousness tools, author and medical intuitive Caroline Myss discusses various essential oils and their properties as they pertain to states of mind, emotion and spirit, including associations with the human energy chakras.

For a source of very high-grade essential oils for personal use, and more lore on the associated benefits and properties of pure essential oils, Young Living Essential Oils is a potential resource, with a vast array of both common and sometimes hard-to-find high-quality essential oils available.

Books:

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood. New World Library Pub. San Rafael, Ca.: 1991. "Over 600 Natural, Non-toxic & Fragrant Recipes to Create Health * Beauty * A Safe Home Environment." A compendium of information, ranging from basic beauty aids and formulas, use of essential oils in cooking and around the home, to medicinal associated uses of essential oils, addressing many specific physical conditions and circumstances. One of the contemporary "bibles" of essential oils.

Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche (Using Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Well-Being) by Peter & Kate Damian. Published by Healing Arts Press. Rochester, Vermont: 1995. A very well researched and documented in-depth discussion of the origins, history, and practices of using essential oils for aromatherapy. Besides extensive general and specific information on essential oils, there are chapters on "Phytoaromatherapy and the Theory of Disease", "Smell and the Psychology of Scent", "Psychotherapeutic Effects of Essential Oils", and "The Chemistry of Essential Oils". Also includes an "Essential Oil Quick Reference Table" and a "Chakra Oil Blending Guide" in the appendix. A very recommendable reference.

 

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