The Soap Works Cucumber & Calendula Soap is an all-vegetable soap containing cucumber, a mild cleansing agent and skin toner, and calendula. Calendula is high in flavonoids, which accounts for much of its anti-inflammatory activity when treating minor skin abrasions. Every summer, when local, fresh cucumbers are available, The Soap Works buy bushels. They peel them and juice them. There is cucumber all over the place as they make gallons of cucumber juice. They add this juice to the soap bar along with the herb calendula. Both ingredients are designed to sooth skin. Not tested on animals.