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What are your soaps made of?Are soaps are made of saponified oils. We have simple single oil soaps as well as more complex multi-oil soaps. The main oils we use include (but not limited to) olive oil, coconut oil, apricot seed oil, sweet almond oil, rice bran oil, avocado oil and butter, cocoa butter, shea oil and butter, mango butter, sustainable palm oil, sustainable palm kernel oil, and essential oils.
What is saponification and do you use lye?We saponify our soaps using sodium hydroxide for bars and potassium hydroxide for liquid soaps. These are also known as lye. All natural soaps must use lye and no other detergents to be considered true soaps. Because our soaps are superfatted, there is no lye left over after the saponification process.
What does it mean when a soap is "superfatted?""Soaps are "superfatted" when their is an excess of oil that are not lye bound. Our soaps are superfatted between 5-20% depending on the type of soap and moisture content needed.
How are your soaps made?We have several techniques that we use to make our soaps. Our main technique is cold process. We love this technique because we allows us the most control over our ingredients, but requires the longest time to cure. We will use hot process or cold process oven process for soaps that require a more rustic look. This has a shorter cure time. Our third method is to use a glycerin based melt and pour soap for customizable soaps that need to be shipped right away. We have the least control of the ingredients and no cure time is needed.
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