Play Earthy

Want to try your hand at making your own face and body spa treatments? Visit the Cottage and try a little of this and a little of that. In addition to the bulk materials available by the ounce, we carry a wide variety of nonreactive plastic and glass containers for your final creations.  The Cottage also carries a selection of reference and recipe books to spark your creative flow. And remember – we’re always here to help with formulations when we can.

Be on the look out for hands on workshops and classess and don’t forget to check out our Herbs and Essential Oils pages for more earthly ingredients.

Natural Clays & Mineral Salts


Clays are used in detoxifying body wraps, soapmaking, facial masks, mineral based cosmetics and cleansers, scrubs, and face powders. External Use Only. Respiratory irritant – always work in a well ventilated area and wearing a breathing mask is recommended.

  • Australian  Midnight Black
  • Bentonite
  • French Green
  • French Pink
  • French Red
  • French Yellow
  • Kaolin/China White

Mineral Salts

Naturally occurring, unprocessed salts contain sodium chloride, magnesium, potassium, bromide, and many other essential elements. Slipping into a bath with salts added can soften and restore mineral balance to skin and relieve body tension. Salts are naturally antiseptic, astringent, and drawing, and may be beneficial to those with skin conditions. They may help relieve itching and ease the discomforts of poison ivy, insect bites, and other minor rashes.

  • Celtic/ French Grey Salt
  • Dead Sea Salt
  • Himalayan Pink
  • Pacific Solar Sea
  • ‘Cottage Blend’ – contains Sea Dead Sea, Himalayan, and dendritic salts  

Pure Vegetable Oils, Butters, & Waxes

Vegetable Oils

All plant oils are defined as ‘lipids’. They contain essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, proteins, waxes, tocopherols, chlorophyll, carotenes, squalene, and antioxidants. It is the differing combinations and levels of components that give us variety in plant oils and their therapeutic properties.  Oils applied to our skin soften, supply nutrients, are equipped with antibiotic properties, and can protect delicate skin from many environmental elements.

  • Almond, Sweet oil: cold pressed, organic
    Normal to dry skin, emollient, vitamin
  • Babassu Oil: cold pressed, refined, organic 
    Similar to coconut oil, add to hair preparations
  • Castor oil: expeller pressed & refined, organic 
    All skin types, drawing, protective, use in blends 
  • Coconut oil: fractionated, no solvents
    Used mainly as carrier for essential oil perfume
  • Jojoba oil (Golden): cold pressed, organic 
    Most skin types, relieves itching, hair care, nourishing, stable
  • Rosehip seed oil: cold pressed & winterized, organic 
    Mature skin, scars, dermatitis, keep refrigerated
  • Safflower oil: cold pressed, refined, organic 
    All skin, lightweight, essential fatty acids, skincare and massage
  • Sunflower oil: expeller pressed & refined, organic 
    Dry, damaged skins, vitamins, lecithin, essential fatty acids
  • Moondrop Cottage Massage oil blend (unscented)
    Blend of *safflower, *sesame, *jojoba, *cucumber seed oils, and vitamin e oils (*organic)

Butters & Waxes

  • Cocoa butter wafers: organic & unrefined
  • Shea butter: organic raw or organic refined
  • Bees wax: pellets
  • Emulsifying wax: pellets, vegetable based

Miscellaneous Dry Ingredients

Miscellaneous Dry Ingredients

  • Arrow root powder (Maranta arundinacea), organic
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Citric Acid: non gmo-verified from sugar cane
  • Menthol Crystals: organic
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Pumice Stone Grains
  • Stearic Acidpellets
  • Zinc Oxide – non-nano

Miscellaneous Liquid Ingredients

Miscellaneous Raw Liquid Ingredients

  • Aloe Vera Gel, organic
  • Distillate – Chamomile, organic
  • Distillate – Neroli, organic
  • Distillate – Rose, organic
  • Distillate – Helichrysum, organic
  • Distillate – Tulsi (Holy Basil), organic
  • Vegetable Glycerin, organic and non gmo verified
  • Witch Hazel, organic


  • Gentle Soap and Shampoo Base, unscented
  • Soap Nuts, organic

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