What's in our soap?

Have you ever wondered what goes in to a bar of soap or how it's made? The dictionary definition of soap is "a cleansing and emulsifying agent made usually by action of alkali on fat or fatty acids and consisting essentially of sodium or potassium salts of such acids". Practically speaking, this means a combination of sodium hydroxide (lye) and fats (like oils and butters). All of our soap batches start with lye dissolved in water and then we add a carefully selected combination of fats. There are so many oils and butters to choose from, but we've narrowed them down in our 3 main soap recipes. They all create fantastic bars of soap!

 

Classic Recipe  - I like this recipe, because it makes a firm, long-lasting bar of soap with great bubbles. It also creates the most affordable bar of soap I carry. So which fats do I use in this one?

  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Palm Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Castor Oil

 

Rice Bran Recipe (Palm Oil Free) - This is the recipe I always use for our Peppermint & Spearmint Soap. And it's my go-to for masculine scented soaps. This recipe also creates a firm bar of soap with a nice lather and includes:

  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Rice Bran Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Shea Butter

 

Hemp Shea Luxury Soap

Hemp & Shea Luxury Bar Recipe (Palm Oil Free) - This is my favorite recipe due to the premium oils and Shea butter used and how it feels on my skin! Lovely lather and extra skin-nourishing ingredients make these bars so special. I make most of my naturals line (like Lavender, Juicy Citrus, Lavender & Citrus) in this recipe. My Luxury Bars are made with:

  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Hemp Oil
  • Castor Oil

Most of the products I create are made from plant based materials and are vegan friendly. I do at times use goat milk, honey, or tussah silk fibers. For the sake of special concerns and allergies, all ingredients are clearly listed for each bar of soap and skincare product I make. If you ever have any questions, please let me know!

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