Because of how the FDA regulates personal care products, any and all health benefits or claims must be taken as anecdotal. No product AVSC makes claims to cure or prevent any specific disease.

  • Citric Acid

    A natural compound used to lower the pH of body wash (coming soon).

  • Liquid Germall Plus

    A preservative made up of Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamante, and Propylene Glycol. This is our preservative of choice due to its efficiency and gentleness verses other preservatives. In body wash (coming soon) it makes up just a mere 0.5% or less of the makeup.

  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine

    A mild surfactant derived from coco-mythl esters (coconut oil). This is used as a partial lathering component of body wash (coming soon).

  • Glycerin

    A vegetable derived compound used as a humectant and moisturizer.

  • Xanthan Gum

    A powder used to thicken our body wash (coming soon).

  • Decyl Glucose

    A mild surfactant derived from the natural sugars in coconut. This is used as a partial lathering component of body wash (coming soon).

  • Lard and Tallow

    Animal fats sourced from pigs or cows, these fats have tremendous skin compatibility and are rich in vitamins and nutrients. Lard has a more hydrating and moisturizing nature when saponified, whereas tallow has a slightly stronger lather. Both last incredibly long in the shower compared to seed oil based soap recipes.

  • Fragrance

    Fragrance is a synthetic blend of aroma chemicals designed for scent retention and specific scent ranges that can't be found in nature. We always use phthalate free fragrance oils, and never exceed IFRA recommended concentrations to ensure safety.

  • Essential Oil

    EO is a natural oil derived from plants and resins, usually through steam distillation. EO's are very fragile in the soapmaking process, and do not transfer to the skin hardly at all. EO's can sensitize the skin, especially under constant exposure. Avoid while pregnant and keep away from pets and children.

  • Coconut Oil

    This oil comes from the "meat" of coconuts, and is used to bolster the lather in shaving soap.

  • Stearic Acid

    A naturally occuring fatty acid derived from animal or plant fats. Used to stabilize the lather in shaving soap.

  • Grain Alcohol

    Used as a distributor and diluter in Eau De Parfum. Without dilution, fragrance is too aggressive and concentrated to apply directly to the skin.

  • Herbs and Powders

    Used primarily as an aesthetic. Peppermint powder, lavender powder, etc. These herbal powders add color and character to soap bars, with very little added to the scent of the bar.

  • Clay

    While clay is a natural exfoliant and light cleanser, we primarily add clay sometimes to protect essential oils and fragrance. Clay acts as a suit of armor for scent in the saponification process.

  • Mica Powder

    A blend of mica silicate found in granite and other rocks and colorful oxides. Not all mica powders use exclusively naturally occurring oxides, and occasionally use lab-made mica mimics like fluorphlogopite.

  • Olive Oil

    A cold pressed oil with strong skin compatibility and moisturizing power. True Castile Soap uses only olive oil as its entire recipe, with no help from other saponified oils. Castile soap is one of the oldest soap recipes in the world still used by millions today.

  • Magnesium Hydroxide

    A naturally derived compound used to gently raise the pH level of deodorant to discourage bacteria proliferation.

  • Beeswax

    A natural wax produced by one of natures hardest workers. Beeswax is used in deodorant to provide a naturally high melting point ingredient, a skeleton if you will.

  • Activated Charcoal

    Purified charcoal powder acts as a natural sponge and deodorizer, pulling toxins from the skin and absorbing body odor.

  • Pine Tar

    Pine tar is carbonized pine wood, with a distinct woodsy scent similar to asphalt with a classic pine note.