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Our Ingredients

Each ingredient matters – and so does our process.
We believe in creating products with transparency on our ingredients & processes. 

MYTHYN products are formulated directly by us, and handmade in small batches in Bedfordshire UK with 100% natural ingredients only, organic as often as possible, and always cruelty-free. We prefer to work with local suppliers and follow a strict guideline for selecting our ingredients. No compromise is made in the process. We believe in operating with transparency, especially when making products that are personal. Learn below about our ingredients, their wonderful properties and uses.

If you have any question about the ingredients used in MYTHYN products, please contact us here.

Plant Based Oils & Butters

Pure, high-quality (unrefined) & organic olive oil is the main ingredient in MYTHYN soap because it is naturally very nourishing for your skin, antioxidant rich, full of vitamin A and E and hypoallergenic.

Coconut oil is easily one of my favourite ingredients and for good reason: it creates the most beautiful lather, it hardens the soap, it moisturises the skin and has a long shelf life. It helps as well that it smells divine raw.

By the way, I only use the highest, most beautiful coconut oil available. On its own, this oil is incredibly valuable and a start ingredient in MYTHYN products.

Rapeseed oil has anti-inflammatory properties.  It is rich in antioxidants and omega 3, adding further moisturising properties to MYTHYN soaps.

Sunflower oil is full of vitamin E and helps produce a beautifully rich and creamy lather in MYTHYN soaps.

This beautiful, all-round wonder butter is one of my favourites. It is non-comedogenic (it doesn’t clog your pores), has an SPF of 6, and makes for a great butter to use raw. At MYTHYN, you will find it in our soaps, giving them a luxurious, skin-nourishing quality.

Evening primrose oil, with its high linoleic and gamma-linolenic acids (vitamin F), is known to treat dry, red or irritated skin.

Castor oil helps MYTHYN soaps lather and acts as a humectant, drawing moisture to your skin.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are plant based extracts we use to add scent and aromatherapeutic benefits. Contrary to fragrances which are more commonly used essential oils are entirely natural, and leave no harmful toxins on your skin or in the air. MYTHYN products are formulated with sustainably sourced skin-safe essential oils.

Citrus Nobilis (also known as Citrus Reticulata)

Extracted from the peel of the mandarin orange, native to China. This sweet, zesty orange oil is used to increase circulation to the skin, reducing fluid retention and to help prevent stretch marks. Its aroma helps us create blends that relieve stress & act as a tonic.

Citrus Bergamia

Oil extracted from the peel of the bergamot citrus fruit, known as an antiseptic and for reducing inflammation. Bergamot has a fresh, sweet and warm floral scent that helps us create energising and uplifting scent blends.

Lavandula Angustifolia, (L. officinalis, L. vera)

French origin. Lavender essential oil is one of the safest oil for use in aromatherapy while also antiseptic . Lavender’s scent is a sweet, floral, and herbal scent with a balsamic undertone which helps us create blends to soothe and reduce stress.

Pogostemum Patchouli /  Pogostemum Cablin

Oil extracted by steam distillation of the leaves of the patchouli plant. The benefits of this musky, earthy and exotic wonder oil are many. To name a few, it is antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cicatrizant, and deodorant, helping us to create tonic & energising blends that protect the skin.

Clays & Minerals

Originating from the Himalayas, this is the purest salt there is making this a very valuable ingredient to detox, remineralize and purify the skin.

Pure grey-green salt sourced from the French Guerrande. This salt is farmed in salt marshes rich in green mineral clay and algae, it contains no impurities, and no additives, only the nutrient rich natural local salt farmed organically in the traditional method.

Epsom salt is a natural wonder ingredient for bath products. It helps your body to relieve pain and muscle cramps, relaxing you and detoxing your skin. It also exfoliates and softens the skin and is, therefore, a staple in MYTHYN bath formulations.

Other Ingredients

The magic ingredient in Melusine. Spirulina Algae is incredibly rich in protein and nutrients which do wonder nourishing your skin and detoxifying it. Spirulina also gives Melusine’s vibrant green colour and earthy base scent which contrasts perfectly with the citrusy essential oils.

MYTHYN candles are made exclusively with Rapeseed Wax. That is because it is produced in Europe completely sustainably with no issues of intensive farming, deforestation or GMO presence unlike other natural alternatives such as Soy wax. The crops already serve to produce rapeseed oil and to feed animals, and have been traditionally used to protect the soil where they are cultivated. It is non-hazardous to both humans & wildlife and does not create toxins when burned.

Because it is produced closest to us than any of the other alternatives it also has the lowest carbon footprint.

No real soap bar is ever made without lye. Any product that claims to clean without it is actually detergent based which means it is harsh and likely to strip the skin of beneficial oils.

Also known as caustic soda, sodium hydroxide is first mixed with – traditionally, but it is fun to experiment with other liquids too – distilled water. This first mix is called lye. The lye then reacts with the fatty acids in oils and butters once mixed together, saponifying these ingredients through a chemical reaction and creating soap. Soap, contains saponified oils (no trace of lye left), glycerin to moisturise and water which is evaporated during the curing period. Once the soap has cured, it is tested and ready for use. MYTHYN soaps are super-fatted (they contain more oils & butters than are needed for saponification) to add extra moisturising properties.

Silk adds an incredibly luxurious feeling to bath, skin and cosmetics products, and in MYTHYN formulations, acts as a humectant meaning that it helps cosmetic products retain as well as supply moisture. While this ingredient means that our products are not vegan, MYTHYN sources cruelty-free silk only: the silk is extracted without killing the silkworm because the cocoon is collected after the moths naturally emerge.

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