Cold Process Soap Cold Process Soap

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We use the cold process method to make our bar soaps to enhance the preservation of natural nutrients.  The cold process method is known to be more costly, time consuming and produces less.

The making of our cold process soap:

During the preparation of each batch of soap, nutrient rich base oils and butters are selected first. Natural spices and earth clays are then added to our formula to provide added skin benefits. Essential oils may also be added to provide aroma and skin benefits. The ingredients are then mixed and poured into the mold after which the soap undergoes saponification. During saponification, lye interacts with oils and fats to produce Glycerin which is a natural skin moisturizer. Commercial soap manufacturers often remove glycerin and sell it at very high profit for use in manufacture of moisturizers and lotions. After production, the soap is left to cure for three to eight weeks to attain a mild pH level appropriate for the skin. The composition of our cold process soaps is as follows:

  • Base oils (Vegetable oils and Butters)
  • Essential oils
  • Botanicals (Spices and Herbs)
  • Additives (Clays, Milks, Grains, Loofah, Seeds, Natural Extracts, Juices, Pumice)
  • Distilled water
  • Sodium hydroxide (used in making solid soap)
  • Potassium hydroxide (used when making liquid soap)

Sodium Hydroxide (Lye):

Whether it is commercial soaps or handmade soaps, they are both made with "sodium hydroxide" or "lye". In commercial soaps, "lye" usually appear on ingredient label as sodium cocoate, sodium, palmate, etc., they are just generic name of oil mix with sodium hydroxide.  No lye = no soap, lye is a must inactive ingredient in soap making. We take into consideration the following set of rules while producing our soap bars:

  • No detergents are used.
  • No artificial colorants nor fragrances are used.
  • No harsh synthetic additives are used.

We use the cold process method to make our bar soaps to enhance the preservation of natural nutrients.  The cold process method is known to be more costly, time consuming and produces less.

The making of our cold process soap:

During the preparation of each batch of soap, nutrient rich base oils and butters are selected first. Natural spices and earth clays are then added to our formula to provide added skin benefits. Essential oils may also be added to provide aroma and skin benefits. The ingredients are then mixed and poured into the mold after which the soap undergoes saponification. During saponification, lye interacts with oils and fats to produce Glycerin which is a natural skin moisturizer. Commercial soap manufacturers often remove glycerin and sell it at very high profit for use in manufacture of moisturizers and lotions. After production, the soap is left to cure for three to eight weeks to attain a mild pH level appropriate for the skin. The composition of our cold process soaps is as follows:

  • Base oils (Vegetable oils and Butters)
  • Essential oils
  • Botanicals (Spices and Herbs)
  • Additives (Clays, Milks, Grains, Loofah, Seeds, Natural Extracts, Juices, Pumice)
  • Distilled water
  • Sodium hydroxide (used in making solid soap)
  • Potassium hydroxide (used when making liquid soap)

Sodium Hydroxide (Lye):

Whether it is commercial soaps or handmade soaps, they are both made with "sodium hydroxide" or "lye". In commercial soaps, "lye" usually appear on ingredient label as sodium cocoate, sodium, palmate, etc., they are just generic name of oil mix with sodium hydroxide.  No lye = no soap, lye is a must inactive ingredient in soap making. We take into consideration the following set of rules while producing our soap bars:

  • No detergents are used.
  • No artificial colorants nor fragrances are used.
  • No harsh synthetic additives are used.