Obviously, the intended use for these fine products is to help individuals
who are frustrated or dissatisfied with other mass-produced,
personal care products that may be biologically, chemically, dermatologically,
or environmentally irresponsible.
"Originally, this natural care product line began as the
harmonious culmination of my obsessive thirst for chemistry
and my vigilant search for an effective product to ease
my father's (Daddy Harry's) contact dermatitis.
Thought to have been caused by a combination reaction to synthetic
liquid dish soap and synthetic liquid shampoo, his
skin allergies are now much improved and the skin no longer
peels from the palms of his hands. Needless to say, he is
quite content with the results, as am I." -Kerri Mixon, Proprietress
Include only natural exotic and nutritive vegetable oils (saponified),
beneficial botanical ingredients (beans, clays, flowers, herbs, or kelps),
and aromatherapeutic essential oil blends; nothing
else. Never use anti-caking agents, chemicals, colorants,
detergents, fillers, synthetic fragrances, artificial preservatives,
solidifiers, solvents, synthetic softeners, nor thickening agents.
The following chemical and synthetic agents are never included in
Pallas Athene Soap formulas but are commonly added to other brands of
mass-produced personal care products and frequently have been
linked to skin ailments (such as acne, dandruff, dermatitis, and eczema)
after prolonged use:
Butylparaben, diazolidinyl urea (aka Germal),
ethylene glycol, ethylparaben, formaldehyde, imidazolidinyl urea (aka Germal 115),
methylparaben, propylene glycol, polytheylene glycol (aka PEG),
propylparaben, PVP/VA copolymer, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate,
stearalkonium chloride, triethanolamine (aka TEA).
Use only hypoallergenic nonirritating ingredients. Never include ingredients
known to be allergens, irritants, or photosensitizers.
(Photosensitizers cause skin to burn quickly when exposed to sunlight.)
Never used in Pallas Athene Soap formulas,
the following ingredients originate from natural sources but
have proven to be common allergens, irritants, or photosensitizers:
Almond, almond meal, almond oil, apricot kernel oil,
bergapten (photosensitizing toxin found in certain bergamot oils),
cassia, cacao, camphor, chocolate, cocoa, cocoa butter,
all essential oils of the genus "Cinnamomum"
("C. camphora"/camphor, "C. cassia"/cassia,
"C. glauceschens"/laurel, "C. zeylanicum"/cinnamon),
hazelnut oil, hydrogenated oil, laurel, lemon, mica, mineral oil, nut meal, nut oil, petrolatum,
peanut, peanut oil, talc, walnut, walnut oil, zinc stearate.
Use only noncomedogenic ingredients. (Noncomedogenic ingredients will not clog skin pores.)
Never include ingredients known to be comedogens (e.g.,
no Ceteareth-20, coco butter, coconut butter,
large quantities of coconut oil,
cotton seed oil, isopropyl isostearate, isopropyl myristate, isopropyl palmitate,
isostearyl isostearate, Laureth-4, large quantities of lauric fatty acid,
myristyl lactate, myristyl myristate, palm kernel oil, Oleth-3,
soybean oil, soybean protein, stearyl heptanoate,
nor synthetic lanolin).
All formulas are both parve and vegan.
Never use animal-derived ingredients, animal by-products, nor
ingredients that have been tested on animals
(e.g., no animal allantonin,
animal protein, animal urea, beeswax, bee pollen, bee propolis,
cartilage, coccoons, cod liver oil, collagen,
egg, emu oil, fish oil, honey, lanolin, lard, marine squalane,
milk, milk protein, mink oil, royal jelly,
shark liver oil, silk, suet, nor tallow).
Final soap products are first tested with pH test strips, then tested
with alkaline test strips, then voluntarily tested by people.
Support local organic growers and distributors, use minimal packaging,
package with recycled materials, and recycle waste.
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