We handcraft each batch of soap using a few key ingredients: all-natural oils, lye, phthalate-free fragrance and oxide.
Our soaps do NOT include man-made chemicals such as Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and Sodium Laureth Sulphate. These harsh ingredients, found in most store-bought soaps, cause dry, itchy skin and increase the risk for skin conditions like eczema.
Many handmade, natural soaps lack that invigorating fragrance that really “makes” the bar of soap. We think a great-smelling soap is important, so we make our natural soaps with safe, phthalate-free fragrances to get an amazing scent. To us, fragrance is the difference between a functional bar of natural soap and a great experience. Our customers agree.
When we make our lye soap, we use the cold process method. We first stir all-natural oils with lye until it becomes a perfect pudding-like consistency. We then add fragrance and color, and pour the soap into a mold.
We let the soap saponify for 24-48 hours before cutting it and laying it out to cure (harden) for four weeks.
It sounds like a long process. But, as we all know, good things come to those who wait. And, this is one way to ensure you get an all-natural, lye soap.
What is lye?
Lye is sodium hydroxide, which is a caustic metallic base and alkali salt used to produce soap, paper and other products. While soap must be made with lye, there is no lye in the final product.
What is saponification?
It’s the chemical reaction that occurs between the oils and lye and results in the production of soap and glycerin.
What are the benefits of glycerin?
Glycerin provides natural moisturizing properties, and makes handmade soap unique. Most commercial-made soaps are stripped of their natural glycerin. Factories sell glycerin separately for a greater profit.