There are a million skincare companies out there that can label themselves “luxury” or “all natural”. Motherland Essentials can be describes as luxurious and all natural, but we go a step further and take on the role of also being responsible. We are doing our part to make sure the world is changing for the better by sourcing only high quality, eco-friendly ingredients and reusable packaging. We are also helping to build a strong local community by collaborating with many other local Charleston, SC brands. All of our products are handcrafted with great love and care here in Charleston, SC.
Why Plant Based Products?
While some of our products may not be considered vegan (those products will have indications stating that), ALL of our products are plant based. Plants are the key holders to the healing and maintenance of healthy skin. They organically contain vitamins and minerals that are vital to the health and wellness of your overall skincare. We acknowledge while choosing ingredients that have been sourced respectfully, we are helping the environment as we also know that there are many other companies responsible for the destruction of ecosystems around the world in pursuit of premium skincare ingredients.
After years of research and developing new products from ethically sourced plant based ingredients, we create!
Our most popular products are our soaps. Our soaps are created using the cold process method. Cold process soapmaking is the act of mixing fixed oils (our oils are castor oil, coconut oil, palm oil, and shea butter) with an alkali (Sodium Hydroxide or Lye). The result is a chemical process called saponification, where the composition of the oils change with the help of the lye to create a bar of soap. Once our soap mixture is created, we pour it into 5 - 10lb wooden molds, wait 24-48 hours, then cut it into bars. After cutting, we let our bars cure for 4 to 6 weeks to ensure that all the lye and water has evaporated from the bar, leaving you with a long-lasting, skin-loving soap bar.
Every product you use is handcrafted with great love and care. In fact, we guarantee our products are great because we use them ourselves.