Want to know the ins and outs of our products? Here is what we use to make everything in Metropolis:
Charcoal is a miracle detoxifier. It's able to draw substances from most porous surfaces. It draws dirt, oil, and toxins from beneath skins surface and is able to purify surfaces it comes into contact with.
Used in: Dark Lavender and Lime Artisan Soap
Obtained from the blue agave plant, this light, sweet powder is gentle and nourishing on skin.
An ancient ingredient in medicine (and textiles!), this root has anti-inflammatory properties. It was often made into a paste and applied to venemous wounds as treatment.
Used in: Lavender and Tangerine Artisan Soap, Lavender and Sage Artisan Soap
Aloe Vera Extract
A plant the originates in the Southwest, the gel from its leaves are used to soothe burned and inflamed skin. It's been an age-old treatment for numerous skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis.
Used in: Aloe, Chamomile, and Lavender Artisan Soap
Also known as "West Indian Sandalwood" it's often used as an aphrodisiac due to its woody, yet sweet notes.
Used in: Rosewood and Oatmeal Artisan Soap
With its familiar "black licorice" smell, this oil is purifying and cleansing and can help clear the sinus cavity while recovering from illness.
Used in: Anise and Spearmint Lip Cream
Full of antioxidants, this yellow-orange powder protects DNA from mutations induced by UV light, superoxides, or peroxides. It also prevents bacteria growth. It's often used as a food colorant.
Used in: Lemongrass and Ginger Artisan Soap
A collagen-rich powder, apple fiber is known for its toning properties for the skin
Used in: Tangerine and Apple Salt Scrub
Apricot Kernel Oil
High in Vitamin A, it's a light but rich oil which is especially good for sensitive skin, as well as for and skin that is inflamed or dry.
Used in: Lip Creams
Balsam of Peru
An essential oil known for its complex vanilla-like scent has soothing properties.
Used in: Honeysuckle and Violet Collection, Balsam of Peru and Pumpkin Sugar Scrub
Basil is considered anti-bacterial/anti-viral, it acts as an expectorant and it also helps keep the mind alert. It is also said to help with headaches.
Used in: Juniper Berry and Herbs spa soak
Bergamot (bergaptene free)
Often used in Earl Grey Tea, this citrus essential oil is known to relax and calm the nervous system
Used in: Honeysuckle and Violet collection
also known as marigolds! Calendula is great for reducing inflammation on skin, caused from rashes or bug bites.
Used in: Calendula and Citrus spa soak
This essential oil is able to calm the nerves, relieve tension, and destress the system. It's a woody smell with a soft undertone. This is most reminiscent of the smell of a cedar chest.
Used in: Citrus and Poppy Seed Artisan Soap
Fatty acid derived from palm kernels, it helps to stablize emulsions and impart a lotiony feel to products.
Used in: Exfoliating Body Scrubs
This flower is most known for its calming attributes, but it's also soothing to the skin. It has a soft scent with a warm and spicy, almost cinnamon-like, undertone.
Used in: Chamomile and Oatmeal spa soak, Aloe, Chamomile, and Lavender Artisan Soap
ORIGIN: Sri Lanka
One of the most analegstic oils there is! Cinnamon awakens the senses and stimulates the brain. In large doses it can cause irritation.
Used in: Agave Nectar and Green Tea Artisan Soap, Orange, Clove, and Cinnamon Artisan Soap, Agave Nectar and Green Tea Body Wash, Orange, Clove, and Cinnamon Body Wash
This is a relaxing, warming oil which eases nervous tension. Known as a hormone balancer, it may regulate scanty periods. Its well known for its euphoric action and is an extremely valuable oil for treating nervousness, fear, paranoia and depression.
Used in: Eucalyptus and Sage Artisan Soap, Lavender and Sage Artisan Soap, Juniper Berry and Herbs Spa Soak
Clove oil lifts depression and is recommended as an inhalation when feeling weak and lethargic. It's excellent as an antiseptic because of the high proportion of eugenol. It helps stimulate digestion, restores appetite and relieves flatulence. The dental value of cloves is well know, the oil has been traditionally used to relieve toothaches.
Used in: Orange, Clove, and Cinnamon Artisan Soap, Orange, Clove, and Cinnamon Body Wash
The main oil in soap that makes it create a lather. It's a great skin cleansing agent and is great for hair, too!
Used for thousands of years, comfrey leaf can relieve pain and promote healthy regrowth of skin and tissue cells that have been bruised.
Used in: Ginger and Lime Artisan Soap, Juniper Berry and Herbs Spa Soak
Dead Sea Clay
Due to its high content of minerals, sea clay draws oils from the skin, and is rich in algaes, macro- and micro-minerals, as well as sodium and sulphur. It helps restore lost minerals to skin and is highly recommended for dry or aging skin cells.
Used in: Earth and Patchouli Artisan Soap
A vegetable-based wax, usually from coconut or palm kernels, that helps oil and water combine. This is what leaves your skin feeling soft and supple, rather than covered in oil
Used in: Exfoliating Body Scrubs
An ancient remedy, epsom salt has been used for years to detoxify and relax those who bathed with it.
Used in: Herbal Spa Soaks
Eucalyptus, Blue Gum
Eucalyptus is one of the most valuable oils for treating the respiratory system.
It's able to inhibit proliferation of the cold virus while also deterring mosquitoes and other insects. Therapeutically it can cool emotions and aid in concentration.
Used in: Eucalyptus and Sage Artisan Soap
French Green Clay
Known for its drawing power, french green clay helps remove dirt and toxins from under the skin. It's one of the most gentle clays, too.
Used in: Rosemary and Spearmint Artisan Soap
Used in medeval France as a medicine for women who were suffering from reproductive issues, bourbon geranium is also a great anxiety-reducer. It helps aid fatigue and lifts the spirit.
Used in: Ylang Ylang and Geranium Artisan Soap, Rose, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang Spa Soak
Ginger aids memory and is uplifting. It can ease sore throats and settle the digestive system.
Used in: Ginger and Lime Artisan Soap, Lemongrass and Ginger Artisan Soap, Hibiscus and Ginger Sugar Scrub, Juniper Berry and Herbs Spa Soak
Utilizing the antioxidant powers that wine is so famously known for, this seed harbors all of the grapes antioxidant properties.
Used in: Grape Seed and Lemon Salt Scrub
Green Tea Powder
Green tea helps to restore antioxidants to the skin and aid in circulation.
Full of Vitamin C and I-hydroxy-acids, the flower also brings a gorgeous deep magenta color to our products.
Used in: Hibiscus and Ginger Sugar Scrub
Antioxidant-rich, this beautiful flower is packed with nutrients that have been known to reduce inflammation and calm the mind
Used in: Honeysuckle and Violet Collection
Jasmine flowers are a gentle remedy for inflammation. They reduce both physical irritation and sensitivity to pain.
Used in: Jasmine Absolute Whipped Shea, Rose, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang Spa Soak
Native Americans of the northeast used it to relieve infection and ease the pain of arthritis. The Hopi boiled the berries and parts of the tree and consumed it to treat stomach disorders. Western European folklore tells that is a juniper tree is planted by the door to your home, a witch cannot enter. Juniper incense has also been used by the Scottish to ward off the evil eye, and by the Tibetans to remove demons. [Source - Mountain Rose Herbs]
Used in: Juniper Berry and Herbs Spa Soak
This is a hybrid lavender...a cross between true lavender and spike lavender that is great fo headaches and muscular stiffness, on top of the normal therapeutic properties of lavender essential oil.
Used in: Aloe, Chamomile, and Lavender Artisan Soap, Dark Lavender and Lime Artisan Soap, Lavender and Sage Artisan Soap, Lavender and Tangerine Artisan Soap, Mint, Lavender, and Citrus Artisan Soap, Lavender Body Wash, Lavender Whipped Shea, Rose, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang Spa Soak, Lavender and Spearmint Lip Cream, Sandalwood and Cinnamon Sugar Scrub, Lemongrass and Lavender Pumice Scrub
Among its many properties lemon essential oil is an antacid, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericide, cicatrizant, diuretic, emollient, insecticide, and laxative. Helps to clear thoughts, helps with concentration, lifts the spirits.
Used in: Agave Nectar and Green Tea Artisan Soap, Agave Nectar and Green Tea Body Wash, Grape Seed and Lemon Salt Scrub
Lemongrass essential oil is tonic, digestive and vasodilator with anti-inflammatory and sedative properties. Stimulates the mind, lifts the spirit, clears the head.
Used in: Lemongrass and Ginger Artisan Soap, Calendula and Citrus Spa Soak, Lemongrass and Lavender Pumice Scrub
Lime essential oil is routinely used for its energizing, fresh and cheerful aroma. It is well known in folklore for its ability to cleanse, purify and renew the spirit and the mind. It is also said to be effective in cleansing the aura.
Used in: Dark Lavender and Lime Artisan Soap, Lime and Spearmint Whipped Shea
A scent fixative, litsea essential oil is mainly used as an anchor for more delicate citrus essential oils.
Used in: Honeysuckle and Violet Collection, Ginger and Lime Artisan Soap, Grapefruit and Spearmint Artisan Soap, Lavender and Tangerine Artisan Soap, Mint, Lavender, and Citrus Artisan Soap, Orange, Clove, and Cinnamon Artisan Soap, Orange, Clove, and Cinnamon Body Wash
Monoi de Tahiti
ORIGIN: French Polynesia
This oil, found in only one place in the world, is a truly precious aroma. It's a coconut oil that has gardenia tahitensisflowers macerated in it. The scent created is one that is hard to replicate because it is so pure and natural. Therapeutically it's a very healing oil.
Used in: Monoi de Tahiti Whipped Shea
An ancient remedy, oatmeal helps to soothe and calm dry, irritated, and itchy skin.
Used in: Chamomile and Oatmeal Spa Soak, Rosewood and Oatmeal Artisan Soap
Olive oil has the properties of being calming, demulcent and emollient and can be used for burns, sprains, bruises, insect bites, to relieve itchy skin, and to massage the gums of those suffering from pyorrhoea (periodontal disease).
Used in: Aloe, Chamomile, and Lavender Artisan Soap, Earth and Patchouli Artisan Soap
It is antidepressant and calming, refreshes the air and dissipates cooking odors. It is also a good grease cutter and is very useful in removing gooey residues.
Used in: Citrus and Poppy Seed Artisan Soap, Mint, Lavender and Citrus Artisan Soap, Orange, Clove, and Cinnamon Artisan Soap, Orange, Clove, and Cinnaon Body Wash, Calendula and Citrus Spa Soak, Hibiscus and Ginger Sugar Scrub
Palm Kernel Oil
Palm Kernel Oils has moisturizing properties and is used to create a hard bar of soap or lip cream. Our Palm Kernel Oil is sustainably cultivated and has no impact on the rain forests where orangutans live.
Contains a high concentration of Vitamin C, this leaf powder also helps bring a green tint to our soaps.
Used in: Euclayptus and Sage Artisan Soap, Ylang Ylang and Geranium Artisan Soap
A plant that has a love/hate relationship when it comes to scent, patchouli has many great toning qualities for skin.
Used in: Earth and Patchouli Artisan Soap, Mint, Lavender, and Citrus Artisan Soap, Rosewood and Oatmeal Artisan Soap, Ylang Ylang and Geranium Artisan Soap, Juniper Berry and Herbs Spa Soak
One of the most famous essential oils for relieving depression, this has many uplifting properties on top of being astringent and antiseptic!
Used in: Citrus and Poppy Seed Artisan Soap, Grapefruit and Spearmint Artisan Soap, Grapefruit and Spearmint Sugar Scrub
A ground volcanic ash that is high on the "scrubby" factor. Best used for scrub treatments involving the feet and should be avoided when scrubbing more sensitive skin, like the face.
Used in: Lemongrass and Lavender Pumice Scrub
High in nutrients, omega 3 and 6, and fatty acids, pumpkin is a super fruit! It helps tone skin while bringing essential nutrients back into the epidermis.
Used in: Balsam of Peru and Pumpkin Sugar Scrub
Rice Bran Oil
Contains many antioxidants that improve skin texture.
Rose is harmonizing and has anti-depressant properties.
Used in: Rose, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang Spa Soak
A gentle pink clay, this helps draw toxins and dirt from the skins surface. It's safe enough to use on all skin types.
Used in: Grapefruit and Spearmint Artisan Soap, Mint, Lavender, and Citrus Artisan Soap
One of the most versatile essential oils, rosemary is anti-depressant, antiseptic, is able to clear the head, improve memory, and regulate mood.
Used in: Rosemary and Spearmint Artisan Soap, Rosemary and Spearmint Body Wash
Contrary to popular belief, this is not a "rosy" scent! Rosewood is a very complex essential oil that has notes of wood and spice. Its complex aroma has aphrodisiac and mood-balancing qualities.
Used in: Rosewood and Oatmeal Artisan Soap
Sandalwood has been sourced for centuries for its scent and has now become an endangered species! Our sandalwood is sustainably harvested in Australia and does not contribute to deforestation. On top of its famous musky aroma, it has anti-inflammatory properties and helps balance moods.
Used in: Sandalwood and Cinnamon Sugar Scrub
A coarse salt, this aids in exfoliating dead skin tissue from the top layer of the epidermis.
Used in: Herbal Spa Soaks, Grape Seed and Lemon Salt Scrub, Tangerine and Apple Salt Scrub
a butter created from the shea nut often found in Africa that contains many minerals and is highly moisturizing and is especially good for aging skin. Those who have allergies to latex should avoid it.
Also known as "lye" this is the main ingredient that makes soap...soap! It reacts to fats to create a chemical process called "Saponification" which essentially is soap. Lye cures out of the soap completely though and is not found in the finished product.
A cleaner burning wax than parrafin, this also burns cooler and imparts less soot into the air.
Used in: Soy Candles
A stimulating essential oil, this has astringent, antiseptic, and regulating properties.
Used in: Grapefruit and Spearmint Artisan Soap, Lavender and Sage Artisan Soap, Mint, Lavender, and Citrus Artisan Soap, Rosemary and Spearmint Artisan Soap, Lip Creams, Rosemary and Spearmint Body Wash
Used primarily to exfoliate, sugar is great and can be used all over the body, including the face.
Used in: Balsam of Peru and Pumpkin Sugar Scrub, Grapefruit and Spearmint Sugar Scrub, Hibiscus and Ginger Sugar Scrub, Honeysuckle and Violet Sugar Scrub, Lemongrass and Lavender Pumice Scrub, Sandalwood and Cinnamon Sugar Scrub, Vanilla Absolute Sugar Scrub
contains high amounts of vitamins A, B, D, and E, as well as unsaturated fatty acids that help moisturize dry skin
see "Sunflower Oil"
Used in: Lip Creams
An uplifting essential oil, this can help improve mood and stimulate the mind.
Used in: Agave Nectar and Green Tea Artisan Soap, Citrus and Poppy Seed Artisan Soap, Lavender and Tangerine Artisan Soap, Tangerine and Apple Salt Scrub, Agave Nectar and Green Tea Body Wash
Used as a thickening agent in many lotions, we use it for its drawing properties and skin-toning qualities.
Used in: Whipped Shea Butters
Famous for its blemish-reducing properties, tea tree is a powerful essential oil that should not be used "neat." It has antibiotic and antiseptic properties that can aid troubled skin.
Used in: Dark Lavender and Lime Artisan Soap, Lavender and Sage Artisan Soap
A thick, syrupy liquid, this is extracted from vanilla bean pods and imparts a true vanilla scent
Used in: Vanilla Absolute Collection
Violet leaf has been used to awaken the senses and calm the nervous system. Its fresh and herbal scent has been linked to aiding against insomnia and headaches
Used in: Honeysuckle and Violet Collection
Antioxidant that improves shelf life of oils and is full of good things for your skin
An age-old aphrodisiac, ylang ylang has a deep and floral aroma. It's also an antidepressant and can help soothe the mind.
Used in: Earth and Patchouli Artisan Soap, Ylang Ylang and Geranium Artisan Soap, Rose, Jasmine, and Ylang Ylang Spa Soak