Frequently Ask Questions
What does Sapo mean?
The word soap is derived from the Latin word Sapo.
The origin of sapo begins at Mount Sapo where ancient Romans sacrificed animals as offerings. As the wooden alters burned, its ashes mixed with the oils from the sacrificed animals and created a primitive form of soap. This soap found its way to the clay of a nearby stream where locals realized its cleaning effects.
Soap gets its Latin name, Sapo, from Mount Sapo.
What are these ingredients?
Deionized Water: highly purified water.
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.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil: or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil: a liquid fat obtained from olives.
Potassium Hydroxide: an inorganic compound with the formula KOH and is commonly called caustic potash or lye.
Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil: an edible plant oil derived from palm kernal. (We are aware of the Palm Oil Crisis and only purchase palm oil from verifiable sustainable sources.)
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil: a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant, Ricinus Communis.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil: the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia Chinensis plant.
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter: a pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice: the juice from the plant species of the genus Aloe.
Mixed Tocopherol (Vitamin E): a class of organic chemical compounds of which many have vitamin E activity.
Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5): a water-soluble vitamin used as a moisturizer and Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C): a vitamin found particularly in citrus fruits and green vegetables. It is essential in maintaining healthy connective tissue, and is also thought to act as an antioxidant.
Hydroxyethylcellulose: a gelling and thickening agent derived from cellulose.
Sodium Hydroxide: an inorganic compound with formula NaOH and is also known as lye or caustic soda.
Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract: the pot marigold, ruddles, common marigold or Scotch marigold, is a plant in the genus Calendula of the family Asteraceae
Echinacea Purpurea Extract: Echinacea purpurea is a North American species of flowering plant in the sunflower family.
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract: a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae.
Helichrysum Stoechas Extract: consists of an estimated 600 species, in the sunflower family, Asteraceae.