What is soap…real soap?

Soap in hand

When was the last time you bought soap at the grocery store or a big box store?  

I can tell you for me, it’s been 22 years.

That’s because that’s how long I have been making luxurious handmade soap!

I started researching the different oils and butters till I found just the right ingredients that I felt would make a great luxurious soap.

I wanted to create a bar that's hard, long-lasting, has a creamy luxurious lather, and makes your skin feel so silky and soft.  

Soaps that have aromas that relax, uplift, and make you feel taken care of!

Let me tell you a little bit about the ingredients I chose…and why they’re good for you! (You won’t learn this from any big box store “soap”.)

Olive OIl 

You may think of olive oil as a staple for cooking, but it’s great for skin.

Its fatty acids help to produce a moisturizing creamy rich later. In soapmaker's terms, its low cleansing properties make it very mild and nourishing, which also makes it great for sensitive and mature skin.

Coconut Oil 

You put the lime in the coconut…

Seriously though, coconut oil produces a harder bar of soap with excellent cleansing properties and makes those fluffy bubblies we love from our favorite bar.

Funny story about coconut oil.  

The first time I ordered it, it came in a bottle…but was solid. 

Hmmm, I thought this was an oil. Then all I could think about was how in the heck am I gonna get the oil out of the bottle.  

Well, every time I used it I had to melt it and pour it into a bowl.

Lesson learned, and I started buying it in a 5 gallon pail…with a scoop! Yeah it was much easier.

Palm Kernel Flakes

An excellent emollient, it helps to create a very hard, long-lasting bar of soap that will lather in almost any water (did you know, hard water makes fewer bubbles.)

Rice Bran Oi

Perhaps the most potent hydrating oil that Mother Nature can give your skin. Rice bran oil is suited for all skin types.

Castor Oil

I know, it makes you think of something your great-grandmother used to give by the spoonfuls. 

For soapmaking it’s like the grandaddy! Castor oil draws moisture to the skin, creates an amazing lather, and gives it a rich and creamy texture with lotsa bubbles.

Avocado Oil 

Helps to increase the conditioning properties and add creaminess to the lather.

Emu Oil

The only soap that has Emu oil in it is our Balance soap.

Emu oil makes soap harder which means a longer lasting bar of soap, and it gives it a rich moisturizing lather.  

This is an excellent cleanser for people with sensitive skin and is also great for daily use on the face.

Unrefined Shea Butter   

It makes the soap super creamy and moisturizing and the high levels of vitamin A and vitamin E, may help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

Cocoa Butter 

The fat in cocoa butter creates a protective barrier that holds in moisture and prevents your skin from drying.  

It also helps to create a firm bar of soap with a creamy conditioning lather. 

Have you noticed a theme?

…hard/firm bar of soap (long lasting), conditioning, creamy moisturizing lather (create that soft and silky skin). 

And that’s why I created a soap that you’ll fall in love with… 

This equals one luxurious bar of soap that you’ll be excited to use every day.

Compare that to a commercial mass produced “soap” which contains: Sodium Lauroyl Isethinoate, Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Sodium Oleate, Water, Sodium Isethionate, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidoproply Betaine, Sodium Laurate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Chloride.

Personally I like to be able to pronounce what I’m using (and know it’s good for me and my skin) and not have to look up all those ingredients…that aren’t exactly good for you and your skin.

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