Why Choose Handmade Soap
The "soap" that you buy in small batches at the grocery store usually isn't really soap at all. It's actually the end product of combining processed chemicals and petroleum-based ingredients and then stripping out the beneficial glycerin in order to sell it back to you as lotion. What you are actually paying for is detergent and this can mean trouble for your skin.
We make handmade soap in small batches to ensure a quality product using natural, vegetable-based oils. The process we use is called cold-process soap making and is performed by adding quality oils such as olive, palm and coconut oils to a mixture of an alkali (lye or "sodium hydroxide") and distilled water. The combination creates a natural chemical reaction (called saponification) that creates soap. But wait-isn't lye caustic? Well, yes, it is, in its natural state. In fact, it is necessary for us to take precautions to protect our skin and eyes while working with lye. Once the chemical reaction takes place, however, the lye is completely gone and soothing, moisturizing glycerin has been created. The simple fact is - soap cannot be created without lye. No lye, no soap!
Each of our soaps is made with love, hand cut and cured from 3 to 4 weeks before being brought to market. The curing process allows the soap to loose any excess moisture and become a harder, milder and longer lasting bar. They are then packaed and labeled. We take great pride in our soaps, so much so that they are hard to part with! We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy making them. Make your bath time a more interesting experience!