All soaps are made with lye, also known as sodium hydroxide. This is necessary to begin the chemical reaction (saponification) that turns fats into soap. When soap is made, the sodium hyroxide (an alkali) reacts with the fatty acids in the oils to form glycerine and the sodium salts of the fatty acid. Although lye is used at the beginning of the process, the end product contains no lye at all -- only a gentle, mild soap that contains skin-friendly glycerin. We manufacture our soaps using the cold process method, using vegetable-based fats. (Any exceptions will be noted in the soap description.) We also superfat our soaps to ensure that they are mild.
Please note: All soap bars we sell have a minimum weight of 4 ounces.
A note on pH -- soap is an alkaline product. Random tests have indicated that the average pH of our soaps is about 8.
If you're not sure that you want to commit to a 4 ounce bar of soap, why not try a sample first? You can test as many soaps as you like, and besides...they make ideal guest soaps!
Price: $1.00 each
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