All the Good Things

Humm products are formulated with all-natural botanicals, clays, essential oils and ingredients that are rich in nutrients and vitamins and full of skin-loving properties.  Our base oil and butter recipes have been chosen to give you a wonderful natural bathing experience that is great for you and the planet. We source as locally and sustainably as possible - and whenever possible, we choose certified organic ingredients. Our aim is for minimal low-waste production and packaging.

 

Our Choices for You

Are you choice-weary? We know we are, so we have taken the mental grind and endless label analyzing out of it for you.  We promise we are natural, health-supporting and environmentally conscious with our choices for you. 

Our most important decision was to never use artificial colorants or synthetic fragrances. EVER.

Humm supports those who choose vegan products (v) and those who are happy to include the benefits of animal by-products as part of their self-care routine. We value your choice, either way.

Our products are free of palm oil, artificial fragrances, synthetic and lab-produced colors, harmful petrochemicals, toxins, parabens, animal products and bleaches.

Some animal by-products we include in our non-vegan range are milk (cow and goat), honey, bee pollen, tussah silk and lanolin. Our products are lard and tallow-free.

Cold Saponification:

Our bar soaps and face soaps are *superfatted with quality oils that have been carefully chosen and tested to be as gentle but as effective as possible in the application.

*SUPERFAT: Oils and butters that are in addition to saponification requirements help to nourish the skin and create a great after-use feel. It requires a little math, a little chemistry and a little experimentation to get the feel just right.

Sodium Hydroxide (lye) is used to saponify our oil and butter bases to form a glycerine-enriched soap. This cold process method of soap-making is centuries old and is one of the purest forms of skin care available. Lye was traditionally made from wood ash but today it is produced commercially so that it is consistent and contaminant-free.

All the Beautiful Things

Our base recipes have been formulated with a blend of plant-based oils and butters including, olive oil, shea butter, sunflower oil, rice bran oil, castor oil, cocoa butter, mango butter, coconut and avocado oils. We also use some other speciality oils throughout our range, knowing that each oil can bring something unique to the finished product.

Oils & Butters

***Essential Oils: Please see product descriptions for single and blended inclusions. The following bars are unscented: “humm bar”, “rainwater bar”.

Almond Oil: One of the most popular oils for body and skincare. Great source of Vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. Known for aiding in dryness and irritation, it leaves the skin feeling hydrated and smooth. Antioxidant-rich and great for both the skin and hair.

Apricot Oil: This oil is great for sensitive skin. Light but rich enough to help out the driest of skins, or those with a delicate or mature skin type. High in Vitamin A. Great for both wash-off and leave-on products. 

Argan Oil: Rich source of Vitamin E with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. High in oleic and linoleic acids, which are high in nutrients for hair and skin. It has great benefits for acne-prone skin.          

Avocado Oil: Renowned as a gentle moisturiser that stimulates collagen production. This skin-healing oil reduces inflammation and is easily absorbed. Suitable for acne-prone and problem skin types, it may also aid in removing impurities. Avocado oil works at repairing the outermost barrier of the skin.

Castor Oil: Promotes cell turnover and has high detox and purging properties. It has strong anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties and is known to reduce inflammation. We use small amounts of castor oil in our bar soap recipes to also create a wonderful lather.

Cocoa Butter: This gem is extremely moisturizing and great for dry or chapped skin. The high amounts of fatty acids found in Cocoa butter help create a protective barrier that holds in moisture.

Coconut Oil: High in medium-chain fatty acids, this oil is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. It has been known to help relieve some skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. In soap, it helps to create an amazing lather and also extends bar life.

Hemp Oil: Hemp seed oil penetrates the skin quickly and gets to work moisturizing and repairing damaged skin. This oil is high in protein and is valued for cosmetic use.         

Jojoba Oil: A star of the beauty industry, this oil mimics the sebum of the skin. It has a light moisturizing feel and is valued by those with acne-prone skin. Known to help balance oily skin, it can help clear pores and revitalize the skin.

Mango Butter: Moisture plus in this gorgeous butter. A wonder with rashes, sunburn, dry skin, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles. It melts on contact with the skin and sets to work.

Meadowfoam Oil: This unique oil is renowned for its skin feel and moisturising abilities. It’s known as an emollient and is prized for its moisture-locking abilities.         

Olive Oil: Contains potent anti-oxidants and “squalene”, a lipid found in our skin cells. It helps to moisturise and nourish the skin. This star oil has been shown to reduce the signs of aging, smooth out skin texture and hydrate many skin conditions. Known to help reduce redness and inflammation.

Rice Bran Oil: Brings mildness and gentleness to skin care. Perfect for sensitive, mature or delicate skin. It is often added to sun care products for its UV-hindering properties. It is tolerated by the majority of skin types, including combination skins.

Rosehip Oil: The beautiful amber seeds that release their oils are high in essential fatty acids, GLA and Vitamin C. The oil can contain between 30% and 40% gamma linoleic acid, which is valuable in treating skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. Known for rapid healing and is loved for its anti-ageing properties. Best used as a carrier oil or leave-on product.          

Shea Butter: One of the heavier oils, it can be great to help in cold or dry conditions to assist with a protective skin barrier. Ultra-moisturizing, its protective layer can reduce inflammation and smooth out rough skin.

Sunflower Oil: This one is a warrior for all skin types, helping to balance and repair. It will provide moisture while helping to fight acne-causing bacteria.

Our A to Z of Hummable Ingredients

Activated Charcoal: Exfoliation, detoxing and clarifying.

Aloe Vera Juice: Clarifying, soothing.

Annatto Seed: Natural color.

Brazilian Clays: Minerals, color, soap feel and clarity.

Buttermilk: Moisturizing and soothing.

Calendula Petals: Mild exfoliation, natural scent, color.

Chamomile Flowers: Natural scent.

Cocoa Nibs: Exfoliation, natural scent.

Coconut Milk: Moisture, cleansing.

Coffee Grounds: Exfoliation, natural scent.

Colloidal Oats: Mild exfoliation, skin soothing.

Eucalyptus Leaf: Natural scent, exfoliation and color.

French Clays: Minerals, color, soap feel and clarity.

Goats Milk: Moisturing, soothing and gently exfoliating.

Heather Flowers: Natural color.

Jasmine Flowers: Natural scent and color.

Lavender Buds: Natural scent, skin soothing.

Lemon Peel - mild exfoliation, natural scent and color.

Oat flakes: Mild exfoliation, skin soothing.

Orange Peel: Mild exfoliation, natural scent and color.

Poppy Seeds: Exfoliation.

Rock Salt: Exfoliation, cleansing, humectant.

Rose Petals: Natural scent.

Rosemary Leaf: Natural scent and color.

Sage Leaf: Natural scent and color.

Sea Clay: Color, clarity and minerals.

Sea Salt: Exfoliation, detoxing and clarifying.

Sodium Lactate: Mild detoxing.

Sugar: Mild exfoliation, cleansing, lather.

Turmeric Root Powder: Natural scent, anti-inflammatory.


We love all these beautiful botanicals and hope you love them too! 


Disclaimer: Whilst all of our ingredients have been thoughtfully selected with both your health and well-being in mind, we make no medical or health-related claims about our products. The properties of the ingredients and product descriptions are listed for education and consumer awareness only.

Warning: Always be mindful of allergens and discontinue use if experiencing any adverse effects. For external use only. If skin irritation occurs, discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid products with known allergens or sensitivities. Soap is intended to clean.