Sweetlife Farm soaps and skincare are made from recipes Nancy has tweaked & refined for the past two decades.

Our products are so gentle
that our daughter, who has coped with eczema since childhood, can use every one without causing a flareup.

Understanding the usefulness of ingredients, and how 
combinations of fats, oils, butters & botanicals support healthy skin is the key to effective skincare. 
Almond Oil is
High in Vitamins E, A and D as well as Oleic & Linoleic fatty acids, perfect for soothing dry, flaky or irritated skin. Beneficial for skin ailments like rashes, psoriasis & eczema.
Apricot Oil is rich in fatty acids, & is used as a luxury conditioning oil
Camelina Seed Oil is an exceptional emollient high in Omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin, which help improve skin tone & prevent free radical damage. Sourced from Eastern Washington
Castor Oil is rich in ricinoleic acid & a humectant. Helps skin maintain moisture, stimulates tissue growth & makes lush, thick soap bubbles
Cocoa Butter locks in moisture to heal dry, flaky, irritated, acne-sensitive skin
Coconut Oil is a super cleansing oil when used in soap; a carefully fine-tuned amount in our soap recipes achieves cleansing without stripping the skin of its natural oils
Goat Milk contains lactic acid and fatty acids & its Ph is very close to the skin’s own Ph balance; we use goat milk for its soothing softening and hydrating properties
Hempseed Oil is packed with skin-loving minerals & micro-elements. High in essential fatty acids such as omega 6 and omega 3; an excellent ingredient for sensitive or acne-prone skin
Mango Butter is rich, moisturizing & contains Vitamin C to brighten skin, Vitamin A to increase the skin's youthful appearance & reduce fine lines. 
Olive Oil creates a creamy, mild bar of soap with high antioxidant properties & water soluble vitamins to help reduce premature aging effects, & problems with psoriasis and eczema.
Palm Oil is used for its hardening & lathering properties in soap. Ours is sourced from a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.
Rice Bran Oil contains vitamin E,  oryzanol, oleic & linolenic acids to smooth out fine lines & wrinkles, reduce dark spots & puffiness & acne outbreaks.
Shea Butter comes from the seed of the African Shea Tree, and is renown for its skin softening and moisturizing qualities
Tallow (animal fat). Most Sweetlife Soaps contain Lard (pig fat), which produces creamy,  stable lather & highly desirable mild, moisturizing qualities in soap to help prevent dry skin. Since humans consume animals for food, my goal is to make sure we honor & use every part. Those who prefer vegan products may select from our soaps that do not contain tallow.

Skin-loving botanicals, herbs and minerals used in our products for healing, exfoliant, color and aroma properties:
Alfalfa, Arnica, Bamboo Charcoal, Bay Laurel, Bicarbonate of Soda, Calendula, California Poppy, Cannabis/Hemp, Carrot Seed Oil, Cedar Needles, Citric Acid, Comfrey, Cornmeal, Cucumber, Douglas fir Tips, Epsom Salts, Horsetail, Kelp, Ginger, Green tea, Jasmine Rice, Lavender Buds, Mint, Nettles, Oatmeal, Pumice, Rose Hip Oil, Rose Petals, Seaweed, Sea Salt, Sea Water, Silk Fibers, Spirulina, Yarrow

When lye is introduced to fats and oils, it breaks the molecules apart and bonds with them in a process  called saponification, to create a new compound – soap! The quality of the soap depends greatly on the quality and combination of fats, oils, butters, and botanicals with the lye solution. In short, soap is soap, but it soaps are not all the same.

Much of the ‘soap’ that you’re probably used to using may not even be true soap. Most commercial body washes, shampoos, kitchen soap, bars of soap, and liquid hand soap are actually detergent. Detergents are also surfactants, but they are not soap. Instead, they’re made using synthetic compounds such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) – the stuff that makes toothpaste foam and cleans your teeth. For most people, it’s not harmful, but detergents are also not natural, and can be very drying to the skin.
Even brands you grew up with or see for sale in shops could be a detergent. The best way to know is to look at the packaging. If you can’t find the word soap on the label, then it’s not soap. If it says ‘beauty bar’ or something like that, then it’s probably a detergent. Laws dictate what manufacturers can put on their labels, but they’ll do their best to fool you.

Synthetic ingredients or petroleum products, and as makers we place a premium on sustainably sourced natural, high quality ingredients and recyclable packaging.