DID YOU KNOW?
One synthetic fragrance can contain hundreds, even thousands, of chemicals. We do not use synthetic fragrances in any of our soaps.
Commercial soap manufacturers REMOVE the beneficial glycerin from their soaps only to sell it back to you as an ingredient in expensive creams and lotions that you need after using their soaps that dry out your skin!
All of our handcrafted soaps contain glycerin, a moisturizing humectant that naturally appears during the soap making process. Glycerin is highly beneficial because it attracts moisture to the skin. Many of our customers report that they need less lotion after long term use of our soaps.
All true soap is glycerin soap. The transparent looking soap sold as glycerin soap is true soap too. The transparent soap however does go through a hot process where sugar and alcohol are added as "solvents" to prevent it from becoming opaque.
So that your soap lasts as long as possible, we recommend that you allow your soap to dry out between uses by using a thoroughly draining soap dish.
Sodium Hydroxide ("Lye") is needed to make true soap. Without Lye, there is no true soap! (A chemical reaction takes place that changes the lye to glycerin and soap—following this reaction, no lye remains in the finished product). Any cleansing/washing products that are made without using "lye” are actually synthetic detergents which are drying to the skin!
If you look closely at the product labels in stores you will notice that "beauty bars" "moisturizing bars" or "body bars" often DO NOT have the word "soap" on their labels. The reason is that many of these manufacturers cannot legally claim that the products are "soap" because they are actually detergents.