COMPARE THE DIFFERENCE
We love our handcrafted soaps which are made with all-natural ingredients that are great for our skin. We are committed to using responsibly and ethically sourced palm oil in our soap recipes to prevent more deforestation. When you compare
our handcrafted soaps and ingredients with those found in standard soap bars offered in most grocery stores and some high-end
department stores, we think you’ll agree, natural soaps are the only soaps you’ll want to use on your skin!
Ingredients in a standard grocery store bar
- Sodium tallowate or sodium palmitate
- Sodium cocoate or sodium palm kernelate
- Hydrogenated Tallow Acid
- Coconut Acid
- Sodium chloride
- Pentasodium Pentetate
- Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate
- Titanium dioxide
- D&C Green No.8
- FD&C Green No.3
Can you see why we love our soaps?
We believe we can offer the highest quality soaps for you and your family. Here is a brief overview of how our soap is made:
Oils + Water + Lye = Soap
Don’t panic! Without lye, there would be no soap! In order to make soap, fats and oils must emulsify with lye. This begins the saponification process (or soap making process); once the reaction is complete and the soap has cured or hardened, there is no residual lye to be found. All that remains is the super enriching fats and oils like the organic shea butter and coconut and olive oils we use in our soaps.
Base Oils and fats are chosen for the unique quality they bring to each bar of soap. We like to blend oils to combine the best aspects of each. For example, olive oil produces a hard bar that yields small, slick bubbles. Shea butter is made up of fatty acids and vitamins that help soften your skin.
Lye (or, sodium hydroxide) is essential in the cold process making of our soaps. But remember, none remains in the finished soap we make.
Water is mixed in with the lye. We also sometimes use goats' milk, beer, saltwater, or wine to create the lye water.
Scents come from the plant-based essential oils and/or fragrance oils we use to enhance our soaps. We also deliberately use no scents, or a reduced amount, in some of our soaps to prevent irritation for those with sensitive skin and for our baby and children's soaps.
Color is not always added, but when we do add colors to enhance our soaps, we use either natural ingredients or body-safe colorants that all comply with FD&C regulations.
Essential Oils + Dried Herbs come from reputable longstanding U.S. companies to ensure quality and standards with production. One of our main suppliers is Mountain Rose Herbs. They are certified organic, and we align with their vision of "People & Planet before Profit."
Preservatives are not necessary in hand-made soaps!
If you would like to learn more, visit the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild at www.soapguild.org.