Natural | Vegan | Cruelty Free
At O'Douds we research every ingredient extensively to ensure that it will both perform well and benefit you. After we choose our ingredients, we look for the most sustainable and responsible sources. To the best of our abilities, we vow to not support or associate with manufacturers who have poor labor conditions or contribute to the growing environmental crisis. Supply chains are often hidden, but we research where each ingredient comes from and who works with it before it comes into our lab.
We always strive to work with the highest quality ingredients possible. Seems simple enough…. right? Unfortunately an abundance of information and misinformation makes researching ingredients a nightmare, and many good ingredients get a bad name for no real reason. In response to this, most companies avoid any conversation about ingredients and will either go to one extreme (avoiding everything) or the other (avoiding nothing).
We’ve decided to do something different. We are confident in our ingredient choices and we want you to be as well. Below is information on the sourcing and uses for ALL of our ingredients. Have fun!
NO HARSH CHEMICALS | NO PARABENS | NO SULFATES | NO PHTHALATES
Almond Oil (Sweet) Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
Obtained from the dried kernel of the almond tree, almond oil is rich in vitamins and great for the skin.
Aloe Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice
Processed directly from Aloe Vera plants. Aloe Leaf Juice is used in our products to moisturize the skin and hair.
Arrowroot Powder Maranta Arundinacea Root
Powdered Maranta Aruundinacea root. Often used as a thickener and moisture absorbent, and in our case that moisture is sweat.
Baking Soda Sodium Bicarbonate
Often referred to as Baking Soda, Sodium Bicarbonate is a naturally occurring mineral used for thickening and stabilizing recipes.
Borax Sodium Borate
Our cosmetic grade borax is a naturally occurring mineral used for emulsification*.
Candelilla Wax Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax
Found on the leaves of the Candelilla shrub, this wax is a potent and useful thickener.
Made from a combination of all organic oils, our castile soap is used for stability and cleansing.
Castor Oil Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
Obtained from the pressing of castor beans. This extremely thick oil is used for both moisturizing and protecting the skin.
Coco Betaine Cocoamidopropyl Betaine
Derived from Coconut Oil and used for its mild/gentle cleansing abilities.
Coconut Oil Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
Obtained from coconuts, this rich and thin oil has uses from cooking to cosmetics and is used in our products for its moisturizing capabilities.
Obtained from coconut and glucose and used for its mild/gentle cleansing abilities.
Sourced from naturally occurring fats and esters. Emulsifying Wax is our emulsifier of choice for its ability to maintain moisture on the skin and hair after being washed out.
Obtained from soy and coconut oil, glycerin is used for its consistency and ability retain moisture on the skin.
Grapeseed Oil Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
Pressed from the seeds of grapes, this oils is light, moisturizing, and great for skin types that don’t normally absorb oils well.
Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydrogenated Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
Castor oil that has gone through the process of hydrogenation**. The end result is a very hard wax that is used for thickening.
Jojoba Oil Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Our favorite carrier oil, Jojoba oil (pronouced hoh-hoh-buh) is obtained from the seeds of the shrub Simmondsia Chinensis. This oil is rich in vitamins and is the perfect oil for healthy skin and hair.
Kaolin (Clay) Kaolinite
Kaolin is a naturally occurring clay that is obtained through mining. This clay is a mild clay that works on all skin types and is used to absorb moisture.
Olive Oil Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil
Olive Oil is obtained by cold pressing whole olives and extracting the oil. The oil is most commonly used in cooking but is an incredibly moisturizing carrier oil.
Phenoxyethonal is a naturally occurring preservative found in green tea. It is the main component in our preservative system and offers natural, paraben-free and formaldehyde-free protection from bacteria, yeast, and mold growth.
Shea Butter Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Shea Butter is a luxurious and moisturizing butter obtained from the nut of the Vitellaria paradoxa tree. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids.
Sorbic Acid is a naturally occurring preservative and is the most common preservative in food. It is used in our preservative system to offer natural, paraben-free and formaldehyde-free protection from bacteria, yeast, and mold growth.
Soy Wax Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Obtained though the hydrogenation** of soybean oil. Soy wax is a softer wax used for thickening.
Soy Lecithin is extracted from soybeans and is used as an emulsifier, stabilizer and moisturizer.
Stearic Acid is a thickener obtained from natural fats, in this case, palm oil. The palm oil used is well-sourced from renewable resources.
Vitamin E Oil Tocopherol (Vitamin E Oil)
Vitamin E Oil is obtained from soy beans and is used as an antioxidant and to prevent rancidity.
Witch Hazel Extract Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract
Distilled from the twigs and bark of the Hamamelis Virginiana tree and used as an antiseptic.
Xanthan Gum is obtained through the growing of bacteria and is used in both food and cosmetics as a thickener.
Simply put, emulsification is the process of combining water and oils.
Hydrogenation is the process of adding hydrogen to liquid oils to turn them into a solid form. Hydrogenated Oils are sometimes given a bad name because of their link to health concerns in food products. However, these health concerns come from the stomach's inability to process hydrogenated oils. This in no way affects cosmetics (since you don’t eat them… hopefully), where hydrogenated oils are considered completely safe.
For Educational Purposes only.