Handmade soaps are made the old-fashioned way using sodium hydroxide, commonly known as lye. “Wait, is my soap made with lye?” Yes, it is by definition. All soaps are made with lye –no lye, no soap. There is no lye in the finished soap, but you can’t have bar soap that didn’t have lye in the process. Lye is what makes the soap, soap. Lye reacts with the oils and butters through a chemical process called saponification and the end result is soap. Each oil and butter requires a specific amount of lye to saponify so measurements have to be very exact.
Our soaps are made with skin-loving oils and butters along with heavy cream, milk, oats, clay, vitamin E, appropriate herbs, goat milk, and fruits and vegetables. It’s so encouraging to hear from customers how many times handmade soaps have not only improved their skin, but changed their lives by relieving them of itchiness, dryness and various skin conditions.
Natural soaps are biodegradable, environmentally friendly and do not originate from petroleum which does great harm to the environment! You can rest easy knowing that what goes down the drain won’t pollute our sweet Mother Earth further. So next time you reach for that expensive, fancy, miracle skin cleanser, stop for a moment and really think about what you are putting on the largest organ of your body and what that is actually doing internally as well as externally. Is it worth it? We don’t think so.