I know sourcing natural ingredients can be a nightmare, so I’ve compiled a list of suppliers that I have personally used to buy everything from natural preservatives to waxes & butters. I’m based in the UK, but some of these suppliers ship internationally, and I’ll continue to update with a global audience in mind!
Leucidal Liquid SF
Vitamin E Oil
Emulsifying Wax (Olivem 1000 or Olive-derived)
Emulsifying Wax BTMS (Behentrimonium Methosulfate)
Emulsifying Wax (Others)
Co-Emulsifiers / Stabilisers
Xanthan Gum (Clear)
Carbomer aka Carbopol (US)
Pentylene Glycol (natural alternative to Propylene & Butylene Glycol)
African Black Soap
Through the Akoma Cooperative Multipurpose Society, Akoma creates sustainable employment for hundreds of residents in the local village of Pusu-Namogo, and in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Working with local communities and adhering to Fairtrade guidelines helps to keep traditional production methods alive.