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Our Process and Ingredients

Our Process

  • We use the cold-process method for making our soap. This process retains glycerin, which is a naturally occurring by-product of the saponification (soap making) process. Glycerin is an emollient and very beneficial for hydrating and nourishing your skin. Many commercial soaps remove glycerin from their soaps to use in their more profitable products like lotions and moisturizers.
  • There are often questions about the saponification process and the use of lye (sodium hydroxide) in soap. Lye is a required ingredient when making cold process soap. There is a chemical reaction that happens when the oils come into contact with lye - this is called saponification. The oils react with lye and convert to soap, which uses up all of the lye. There is no lye left in the final product.
  • When we formulate our soaps, we superfat our recipes. This means that there is a portion of oils leftover in the soap that is not bound to lye. This enhances the moisturizing ability of the soap.
  • Our soaps are cured for 4 to 6 weeks. This allows excess water to evaporate from the soap, which provides you with a longer lasting bar.

Key Ingredients

Below are some of the ingredients we use in our soaps. We do not make any claim on any listed benefits for the skin and their retention through the saponification process.

  • Coconut Oil is super cleansing and produces large bubbles in cold process soap.
  • Olive Oil is a thick oil that moisturizes the skin and creates creamy lather.
  • Palm Oil helps harden the bars and it creates lather when paired with coconut oil. We only purchase sustainable palm oil as certified by the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil).
  • Hazelnut Oil has a lightweight texture and it creates conditioning and small lather.
  • Rice Bran Oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, and it has a thick and moisturizing consistency that is similar to olive oil.
  • Castor Oil draws moisture to the skin and creates amazing lather in soap.
  • Sweet Almond Oil is full of fatty acids and it has a lightweight and moisturizing consistency.
  • Shea Butter is rich in fatty acids and vitamins and helps to harden cold process soap.
  • Cocoa Butter adds a luxurious and moisturizing feeling to cold process soap.
  • Coffee Butter is a blend of hydrogenated vegetable oil and coffee seed oil, and it contains around 1% natural caffeine. It has a creamy consistency and a natural coffee scent.
  • Avocado Butter has a creamy consistency that makes skin feel smooth and moisturized.
  • Organic Coconut Milk makes a gentle cleansing soap that is moisturizing and creates a rich, creamy, and dense lather. It is also rich in vitamins and fatty acids and has antibacterial properties.
  • Essential Oils are natural and highly concentrated plant essences extracted directly from the plant. We follow IFRA guidelines on usage rates.
  • Fragrance Oils are synthetic and created with a mix of aroma chemicals and natural ingredients like essential oils, extracts, and resins.
  • Mica colorants are naturally mined and ground to a fine powder. This mica powder is grey-white in color until it is then coated with pigments (iron oxides, ultramarines or dyes).
  • Exfoliants such as coconut shell powder, orange peel powder, and fine sea salt are used in some of our soaps to provide exfoliation for the skin.