Our ingredients, transparent, naturally.
What Natural Means to Us
Kirk’s is always manufactured in the US using sustainable, cruelty-free ingredients, and earth-friendly, recyclable packaging. We label our products with comprehensive ingredient lists so you can clearly see the simplicity and purity of our products! Use our ingredient glossary below as a tool to better understand the products we produce.
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) leaf juice is a gel rich in minerals, vitamins, enzymes and amino acids. A natural remedy 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.
A natural compound that helps adjust pH levels as well as acting as a preservative in liquid soaps.
Produced naturally by many plants and is commonly found in fruits and teas and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
By today’s definition, Castile refers to soaps made without animal fats. Kirk’s gentle Castile soap is made with 100% premium coconut oil.
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.
Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil is extracted by cold compression of fresh lime peels or by steam distillation of its dried peels.
The rind of the lemon fruit is used to create Lemon Essential Oil. Lemon oil has antibacterial and oil absorbing benefits.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine are derived from coconut oil and beets. It is primarily used in bath products, skin cleansing products and hair care products as a cleanser and foaming agent.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil) 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.
Eucalyptus oil is the distilled oil that comes from the dried leaves of eucalyptus – a colorless liquid with a strong woody and sweet smell. It is aromatic, stimulating, cooling and refreshing with antibacterial properties.
Our Kirk’s liquids and our Aloe Bar Soap are natural scent compositions of essential oils (determined to be natural according to the International Standard for Aromatic Natural Raw Materials (ISO 9235) and free of nature identical and synthetic components.
Our Original Fresh Scent Bar is a legacy scent which is a combination of synthetic fragrance and essential oils from the pine and citrus family. The gluten-free, synthetic ingredients do not contain Phthalates, Parabens, EDTA or animal by-products.
All of our bars have been clinically tested under the control of a dermatologist and are certified hypoallergenic, non-irritating and safe for sensitive skin.
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.
Glycol Stearate (derived from Coconut Oil) is widely used as a pearlizing agent in liquid formulas; SE means that it is self-emulsifying, able to blend with the water in the formula all by itself.
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride is an organic compound derived from the beans of the guar plant. It is used in cleansers and hair care products for conditioning and anti-static properties.
The essential oil of juniper is obtained through steam distillation of the needles, wood and powdered fruits of juniper. The oil has antiseptic and astringent properties.
Distilled from the mentha arvensis plant, cornmint essential oil has a menthol scent similar to peppermint oil.
Known to be both soothing and stimulating. Its anti-inflammatory properties help calm irritated skin.
Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil is a oil obtained from the dried tops and leaves of Mentha viridis. It consists largely of carvone. Its functions are used for scent; Astringent properties or skin conditioning.
Panthenol (Vitamin B-5) hydrates and nourishes skin, hair and scalp.
Preservative is a substance or preparation added to a product to destroy or inhibit the multiplication of microorganism. Preservatives are necessary to prevent contamination.
Rosemary leaf oil is extracted from the flowering tops and leaves of the Rosmarinus officinalis plant.
Natural Vegetable fermentation technology that neutralizes odors without fragrances or masks.
Salvia Sclarea Oil (Clary Sage) is extracted by steam distillation from the flowering tops and the leaves. The essential oil is known for its calming properties.
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.
Coconut oil combined with lye causes a chemical reaction that converts the oil over to Sodium Cocoate. This process is known as saponification. Kirk’s gentle Castile soap contains no free lye or lye residues in it. All traces of residual lye are fully neutralized in our soap making process.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is derived from the fatty acids of Coconut Oil. It is a mild cleansing agent that helps water cling to dirt and oils on your skin, allowing them to be washed away.
Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin is a term used for green plant pigments extracted from plants and is often used as a natural colorant.
The sodium salt of gluconic acid. It is used as a natural preservative.
Sodium Hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid. It is used as an anti-aging treatment to help skin fullness. It also has the ability to penetrate skin and hold onto water.
A natural organic compound used as a preservative.
Tocopheryl Acetate, also known as vitamin E acetate, is the stable form of Vitamin E frequently used in cosmetic formulations for its skincare benefits.
Readily evaporates, allowing formula to spread throughout hair and skin.