Do you use palm oil in your soap?
No. I do not use Palm oil in my soap.
Is there lye in a finished bar of handmade soap?
No! There is no lye present in a finished bar of soap.
Cold process soap is made by combining water (or another liquid) with sodium hydroxide lye and blending with oils. Combining oils with lye causes a chemical reaction called saponification. Saponification is an exothermic (releases energy in the form of heat) chemical reaction where the fat molecules react with the lye and are rearranged into glycerine and soap molecules. Each soap recipe is calculated very carefully and the lye is used up during the saponification process.
What is in your soap?
* My soaps are rich in naturally occurring glycerine. Glycerine is a natural
by-product of the saponification process. Glycerine is known for its moisturizing properties.
* I use plant based oils, butters, clays, botanicals & pure essential oils.
* I only use ingredients that you recognize, can pronounce and trust to be safe for your entire family.
* All products are free of synthetic dyes, fragrances, sulfates, parabens & phthalates.
* All products are cruelty free, eco-friendly & all packaging is free of plastic.
How do I care for my handmade soap bars and how do I make them last longer?
* Cut your bars in half, or even in thirds. Any sharp kitchen knife should do the trick. Just watch your fingers! The smaller the surface are that comes in contact with water, the longer your bar will last.
* Use a loofah or washcloth. Your hands do not do a great job at retaining lather. A few swipes across a loofah or washcloth is enough to produce enough lather for one shower.
* Once you apply the soap to your loofah or washcloth, place the soap in a draining soap dish, away from water spray. The less time your bar spends in your hot shower water, the longer it will last!