Ingredient Glossary

+Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) leaf is a gel rich in minerals, vitamins, enzymes and amino acids. a natural cocktail for soothing and healing. . Known as the “healing plant”, it has been used for over 3,000 years to assist in the healing of burns and other skin irritations. Aloe Vera also has an amazing ability to retain and lock in skin’s moisture. Close

+Ammonium Laureth Sulfate

Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (Derived from Coconut Oil) is used as a surfactant and sudsing agent. Close

+Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate

Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (Derived from Coconut Oil) is used as a surfactant and sudsing agent. Close

+Botanical Extracts

Botanical extracts are derived from plants. Botanicals are single compounds that are sometimes used in combination for a more powerful affect. Natural plant extracts are indigenous to many cultures and have been utilized as remedies for inner and outer health. Therapeutic benefits are emphasized in numerous medicine remedies and beauty treatments. Close

+Caprylyl Glycol

Skin-conditioning agent plant-derived from coconut oil. Can also be used as part of a preservative blend with phenoxyethanol. Close


Today, Castile refers to soaps made without animal fats. Close

+Caustic Soda

Caustic Soda or lye is used to convert coconut oil into soap. Kirk’s soap contains no free lye or lye residues in it. All traces of residual lye are fully neutralized in our soap making process. Close

+Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl Alcohol is a mixture of fatty alcohols. It is used to stabilize the emulsion in products and has an emollient effect on the skin. Close


Chamomile is the volatile oil distilled from the dried flower heads or extract of the flower heads of Matricaria Chamomile. Used internally as a soothing tea and tonic and externally as a soothing medication for contusions and other inflammations. Close

+Chamomilla Rectita

Chamomilla Rectita (Matricaris) extract has long known for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Close

+Chamomilla Recutita

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) flower extract is the volatile oil distilled from dried flower heads. It has long been known for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Close

+Citric Acid

Citric Acid is an extract from citrus fruits and used as a natural pH adjuster. It also acts as a mild acidic preservative and gentle exfoliant for skin. Close

+Cocomide DEA

Cocomide DEA (Derived from Coconut Oil) surfactant and sudsing agent. Close

+Cocomide MEA

Cocomide MEA (Derived from Coconut Oil) surfactant and sudsing agent. Close

+Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil (Cocos Nuciferal) is cold pressed from the fruit of palm trees. The oil is light, non-greasy, and exceptionally emollient. It can be used as a moisturizer and forms a protective layer on the skin, helping to retain moisture. Because the oil is mild, it can help soothe irritated or sensitive skin. Coconut Oil can also be used in both liquid and bar soaps to promote bountiful amounts of lather. Close

+Coconut Soap

Coconut Soap is made by a centuries-old, time honored process mixing coconut oil with caustic soda (sea salt). This begins what is called the saponification process. During the saponification process the coconut oil and sea salt are converted into coconut soap. All traces of residual lye are fully neutralized in the Kirk’s Natural exclusive soap-making process. Close

+Decyl Glucoside

Decyl Glucoside occurs naturally in sweet orange and ambrette seed. This ingredient is produced by the reaction of glucose from cornstarch with the fatty alcohol decanol, which is derived from coconut oil. It is biodegradable, non-toxic, non-irritating and will not block pores. This extremely mild and effective non-ionic cleanser creates an excellent lather and rinses quickly. Decyl Glucoside is a natural alternative to harsh surfactants like Sodium Laurel Sulfate. Close


Dimethicone is a silicon oil used as an emollient and skin protectant. Close

+DMDM Hydation

DMDM Hydation is a preservative. Close


Emollient is having the ability to soften and soothe, especially to the skin. Close


Emulsifier is generally any ingredient used to bind together substances that normally would not blend and mix, such as oil and water. Close

+Glycol Distearate

Glycol Distearate(derived from Coconut Oil) is widely used as an emollient and viscosity builder in creams and lotions and as an pearlizing agent in surfactants. Close

+Hexylene Glycol

Hexylene Glycol is a viscosity agent used in many skin care products. Close

+Lauramide DEA

Lauramide Dea is derived from coconut oil. It is a foam booster and emulsion stabilizer. Lauramide DEA helps to increase the viscosity in surfactant systems. Close


Phenoxyethanol is an effective preservative used in liquids that is paraben and formaldehyde free. Close

+Polysorbate 20

Polysorbate 20 is derived from coconut oil and used as an emulsifier. Close

+Potassium Sorbate

Potassium Sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid from berries of the mountain ash tree and used as a preservative. Close


Preservative is a substance or preparation added to a product to destroy or inhibit the multiplication of microorganism. Preservatives are necessary to prevent contamination. Close

+Purified Water

Purified Water refers to water from which chemicals are removed via a variety of different processes. Close


Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a woody, perennial herb native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family. Close


Soapwort (Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract) Plant from which is derived an extract with detergent cleansing properties. There is some research showing it has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Close

+Sodium Chloride

Sodium Chloride is used in the manufacture of soap, vegetable fat is heated with sodium hydroxide. Once the saponification reaction is complete, sodium chloride is added to precipitate the soap. Close

+Sodium Stearate

Sodium Stearate is the sodium salt of stearic acid derived from coconut and palm oils. It is used as an emulsifying agent and a surfactant. Kirk’s Natural only uses coconut oils. Close


Sorbitol is used in cosmetics as a humectant and thickener. It can be found in apples, pears, peaches, and prunes. Close

+Stearalkomium Chloride

Stearalkomium Chloride is used as an anti-static agent, a surfactant and an antimicrobial. It is an ingredient in some cosmetics and hair care products, particularly conditioners. Close

+Sunflower Seed Oil

Sunflower seed oil, also known as, Helianthus Annuus, is widely used oil obtained by milling the seeds of the large flower produced in Russia, India, Egypt, and Argentina. A bland Pale yellow oil, it contains amounts of Vitamin E. and forms a “skin” after drying. Used in many anti-aging products. Close


Surfactants also know as wetting agents, lower the surface tension of a liquid allowing easier spreading. Close

+Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable glycerin is a natural product made from vegetable oil, often coconut or palm oil. Glycerin is classified as a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture to the skin, leaving the skin moist and healthy. It has very emollient properties and can help soften and smooth the skin. Close