How Our Soaps Are Made
We make all of our soaps using the cold process method, which is a from-scratch method of soap making in which very little heat is used other than to melt butters and oils. All of our ingredients are sourced from manufacturers who are soap making suppliers, meaning we use the highest food- and skin-grade butters, oils, fragrances and colorants. Each kind of soap is made one at a time in small batches, so we can control every gram that goes into every bar to make sure what reaches your skin is of the finest quality. The soap batter is poured into loaf, round or individual molds, and left to harden for a few days. it is then unmolded, sliced into bars if need be, and left to cure for a minimum of four weeks, to let the saponification process finish and as much water as possible to evaporate from the soaps, leaving you with the mildest, hardest and longest lasting bar possible.
Why Buy Our Handmade Soap?
First, ingredients are key. There are generally ten or less ingredients put into every bar of soap we make and you likely know what every single one is. It’s good to know what you are putting on your skin, without having to search some unpronounceable term on the internet. Second, we make real soap. The international brands of ‘soap’ you buy are often filled with chemical detergents, which make bigger lather and more bubbles, but also strip the skin’s natural oils. These ‘soaps’ are also manufactured to remove the glycerin, which brings me to number three: glycerin! A natural by-product of handmade soap, glycerin is a humectant meaning it draws in moisture to itself, and in turn, your skin. The soaps you buy at the store, on the other hand, often have most of that glycerin removed to be used in higher priced beauty products. Finally, all of our soap recipes are tested by us, in our showers and by our sinks, washing our hands, body and hair, before we ever even think of selling them to you. (Though, obviously, we don’t sell the actually bars our of our showers). And, as always, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!