Mother Earth Essentials cold process soaps are handmade. The base of each soap consists of coconut, olive and sustainable palm oil. With the addition of botanicals and essential oils, our soaps nourish the body, mind and spirit. Contains: Saponified olive oil, coconut oil, sustainable palm oil, sweetgrass nature identical oil and chromium oxide mineral pigment (green) Sweetgrass is sometimes called the hair of Mother Earth and is considered a sacred gift. After the grass is harvested, it is carefully braided; the three sections representing mind, body, and spirit. By braiding it, we bring those aspects of our being together, care for and strengthen them. When we smudge with sweetgrass, we are taught that the smoke from that burning sweetgrass prepares us for prayer because the scent is pleasing to the Creator. It is the northern direction of the medicine wheel.