About Our Soap

     We handcraft our soap using the cold process method, which means the only external heat added is to melt the solid oils, so the goodness of the natural ingredients is preserved as much as possible.  Each bar contains a high percentage of palm oil to increase longevity, to which we add coconut oil for fluffy lather, and nutrient rich olive oil.  Next we add natural botanicals and fragrant spices.  Finally, we scent our aromatic soaps with only pure essential oils extracted from plants....fresh clean scents, the way Mother Nature intended.

     Why use natural handmade soap when soap from the store is so much cheaper?  Read on....

How to tell FAKE soap from REAL soap

     Why use natural handmade soap when soap from the store is so much cheaper?  Read on....

     'Soap' is a product made by combining fats or oils and an alkali, such as lye. The fats and oils, which may be from animal, vegetable, or mineral sources, are degraded into free fatty acids, which then combine with the alkali to form crude soap. The lye reacts with the oils, turning what starts out as a liquid into blocks of soap. When made properly, no lye remains in the finished product. In the past, people commonly made their own soap using animal fats and lye that had been extracted from wood ashes. Any soap that is not made in this way, IS NOT SOAP.
     Today, there are very few true soaps on the market. Most body cleansers, both liquid and solid, are actually synthetic detergent products that are full of petro chemicals. Some of these detergent products are actually marketed as 'soap' but are not true soap according to the regulatory definition of the word.
     This includes the pretty clear (or opaque) 'glycerin' soaps, most of the commercial shower gels and liquid soaps on the market, the highly touted 'hypoallergenic' soaps recommended by mainstream dermatologists, virtually all of those rock hard triple milled overpriced French soaps, and even many of the supposedly 'natural' soaps found at your local health food store! Check out the ingredients and you'll see just how many cheap oils and fats (like soy, canola, animal fat or tallow) and synthetic petro-chemicals their so-called 'soaps' really contain.

     Armed with a little bit of knowledge, real handcrafted natural soap is fairly easy to spot. It should say 'soap' on the label. By law, fake soaps can't use that term so they call it a 'beauty bar' or a 'moisturizing bar' or some other nonsense.