Have you ever noticed that the bar soap in the soap aisle at the grocery store doesn’t contain the word ‘soap’ anywhere on its packaging? Instead you’ll find the words ‘body bar’ or ‘beauty bar’. It’s because those bars are not legally defined as soap. Let me explain…
ALL soap is made using oils/butters combined with lye (sodium hydroxide) and water. The mixture is mixed with an immersion blender or by hand. Fragrance and color are then added. A chemical process occurs called, saponification. During the saponification period (12-24 hours) the lye neutralizes and glycerin (a humectant which attracts moisture to the skin keeping skin soft) is formed. Mass manufacturers strip out the glycerin and add in cheap chemical lathering agents transforming the soap from ‘soap’ to a solid detergent.

Do not let the soap sit in water or it will get squishy and dissolve. Allow it to drip dry between use. Store your soaps in a dry, ventilated area to make them last longer.

Soap:
A vegetable based soap using: soybean oil, coconut oil and shea butter our soap is vegan friendly (except for our Oatmeal Soap due to the Goat Milk used).

Our fragrances are either a blend of pure essential oils or phthalate-free fragrance oils.   Want to stay away from the fragrance oil bars? Choose the: Calm, Oatmeal and Charcoal bars. Those contain pure essential oils.

Our colorants are a blend of Micas (the color you’ll find in mineral eyeshadows and lipstick), Iron oxides (color minerals mined from the earth) and titanium dioxide (literally found in everything that is white from toothpaste to fine china). We DO NOT use FD&C colorants in our wholesale line. Whenever you see the color black, activated coconut charcoal is used.

Bath Bombs:

Almost all bath bombs contain sodium bicarbonate and citric acid. These two ingredients combine to create that fizzing sensation bath bombs are famous for. More than that, they clean, deodorize, and repair skin. Unwinding at the end of a long day or starting a busy week with a luxurious bath instead of a rushed shower is always a great idea.

Candles:
100% soy wax is used for a safe, clean burning candle experience. Our wicks are uncoated, US sourced wooden wicks that crackle when burning. Our fragrances are free of phthalates and parabens.

Because it’s handmade, hand-poured, and hand-cut using all-natural ingredients which means that colors, patterns, and shape can and do vary from batch to batch. Rest assured I will never alter the formula or scent blend in any way without stating this on the item description.

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Due to the nature of our products, we do not accept any returns. However, we want you to be satisfied with your purchase and will work with you to find a suitable situation. If there is an issue with your order, please e-mail us immediately.

Products and statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All our products are for external use only. Do not use a product if you have any known allergies or sensitivity to any of the ingredients listed in our products. If you are uncertain about possible sensitivities, always do a patch test first. Discontinue use immediately, if you experience any skin irritations. NYC Essentials will not be held liable.