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Frequently Ask Questions

What does Sapo mean?

The story about Mount Sapo explains that upon its slopes, ancient Romans used to sacrifice animals as burnt offerings. Wood ash from the fires of their altars mingled with the grease from the animal sacrifices, forming a primitive kind of soap. This soap found its way to the clay of a nearby stream, where local people found that it helped them get their laundry cleaner. Soap gets its Latin name, sapo, from the name of the mountain.

What are these ingredients?

Water: a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms.
Vegetable Glycerin: a simple polyol compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. It is made by saponifying lye and oil.
Coconut Oil: or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm.
Olive Oil: a liquid fat obtained from olives.
Aloe Vera: a plant species of the genus Aloe.
Palm Kernel Oil: an edible plant oil derived from the kernel of the oil palm, Elaeis guineensis. (We are aware of the Palm Oil Crisis and only purchase palm oil from verifiable sustainable sources.)
Potassium Hydroxide: an inorganic compound with the formula KOH and is commonly called caustic potash or lye.
Hydroxyethyl Cellulose: a gelling and thickening agent derived from cellulose.
Pro Vitamin B5: a water-soluble vitamin used as a moisturizer and to improve wound healing.
Castor Oil: a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant, Ricinus communis.
Cocoa Butter: a pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean.
Jojoba Oil: the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis plant.
Sodium Hydroxide: is an inorganic compound with formula NaOH and is also known as lye or caustic soda.
Mixed Tocopherol: a class of organic chemical compounds of which many have vitamin E activity.


Calendula Officinalis: a plant in the genus Calendula of the family, Asteraceae.
Echinacea Angustifolia: a North American plant species in sunflower family, Asteraceae.
Cucumber Sativus: a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae.
Helichrysum Stoechas: consists of an estimated 600 species, in the sunflower family, Asteraceae.

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