About Handmade Soap

Why Handmade Soap?

There are many reasons but the very best reason to use handcrafted soap is the ingredients.  My handmade soaps contain simple ingredients that are good for your skin; oils & butters that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that are essential to healthy skin.

 

The Process of Soapmaking

In the handcrafted soapmaking process, oils and fats are combined with lye to produce soap and glycerin.  THERE IS NO LYE LEFT IN THE FINISHED PRODUCT.  This is called saponification; the chemical reaction that occurs when oil is mixed with an alkali solution such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide (lye) & liquid; resulting in the creation of soap.  Glycerin is naturally produced during the soapmaking process, it's a humectant, which means that it attracts and retains moisture on your skin.  Most commercial soap manufacturers extract the glycerin and sell it to other companies that make cosmetics and beauty products.  My handmade soaps contain simple skin loving ingredients, including the glycerin that is naturally produced in the soapmaking process.

 

Taking care of your soap

Keep your handcrafted soaps as dry as possible between uses, preferably in a draining soap dish away from moisture (we offer soap saving accessories to help with this).  Do not keep your soap sitting in a puddle of water or it will melt quickly.  Any soaps that you have which are not currently being used should be stored in a cool dry place, not the bathroom.