hexandherb

Your Ritual Cleanse. 100% Natural Handmade Soaps

Toronto, Canada On Etsy since 2017

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hexandherb

Your Ritual Cleanse. 100% Natural Handmade Soaps

Toronto, Canada | 12 Sales

Announcement    LOCAL PICK UP AVAILABLE IN TORONTO, ONTARIO!
Please message me to arrange a curb-side pick up appointment at the soap studio - Brockton Village area.
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Last updated on Jun 24, 2020

LOCAL PICK UP AVAILABLE IN TORONTO, ONTARIO!
Please message me to arrange a curb-side pick up appointment at the soap studio - Brockton Village area.
Orders over $100 qualify for free shipping in Canada and US with code SHIP100

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About hexandherb

Sales 12
On Etsy since 2017

Your ritual cleanse. Hex & Herb is a line of skin care products focusing on 100 % natural ingredients and materials that channel the special properties of herbs, botanicals & essential oils.

About the soap: Hex & Herb soap is made using the highest quality ingredients available. Every bar is made using a nourishing cleansing recipe of quality carrier oils, essential oils, herbs and botanicals.

About the process:
I've been experimenting with different soap recipes and methods since 2010. Since then, I've settled on a few favourite base recipes that I swear by and I have a small home studio where all the magic happens. After a soap loaf is made, it needs to sit in the mold for a few days to harden. When it's firm enough (but not too hard! I want it to cut easily) I carefully slip the loaf out of the mold and I usually let it sit a few more days. Some of my recipes have a higher % of softer oils, so these ones need more time and patience. The loaf is then cut into bars and any rough edges are shaved off. Once cleaned, they sit on the curing shelf for 5-8 weeks so that they can fully cure, becoming a hard, conditioning, long lasting bar of soap by the time it reaches its new home.

The ingredients in the fully cured soap bar are 100 % natural. Lye is a strong base required in the process of soap making as a means of saponifying the vegetable oils, however, it is no longer present in a fully cured bar of soap. Traditionally, lye was made by leaching ashes which contain potassium carbonate / potash. When mixed with oils, it produces a chemical reaction turning the oil into soap, or "salt". Hoegger Goat Supply does a great job explaining the chemistry of the saponification process here: http://hoeggerfarmyard.com/the-farmyard/soap-making-2/saponification-explained/

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  • Ariane

    Owner, Maker

    Ariane is a Soap Maker/ DIY obsessed nature lover. An artist with mixed interests and a range of specialties with too many hobbies. Exploring the process of creating products and crafts with natural, sustainable, and biodegradable materials.

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