Introduction to my Soap
Handcrafted with love and care my unique blends range from 100% natural, organic, vegan & milk formulas, they offer a superior quality, over supermarket ranges, Included in my current range are zero smell (Nothing added 100% pure),Blended essential oils, & Paraben free fragrances for all connoisseur of truly luxurious skin loving products. My cold process soap is crafted using centuries old methods with a modern day twist. A long curing time is required to allow my soap to achieve the best possible quality, I feel this method enables my products to be some of the finest money can buy, I DO NOT mass produce for profit, this soap is for the skin, quality sourced ingredients like Pink Himalayan salt, assortment of French, Koalin, & Rhassoul Clays, Activated Charcoal, Honey, Oats are just some of the beneficial added ingredients, for a more in-depth understanding of why I add these and why they are really great for your skin please look here.
Soap have been made for a millennia. Apart from making fire and cooking food, “saponifying” oil and fat into soap is one of the oldest and simplest organic chemical reactions known to ancient man (and ancient woman!). The earliest recorded evidence of the production of soap dates back to around 2800 BC in Ancient Babylon. A formula for soap consisting of water, alkali and cassia oil was written on a Babylonian clay tablet around 2200 BC. The Ebers papyrus (Egypt, 1550 BC) indicates that ancient Egyptians bathed regularly and combined animal and vegetable oils with alkaline salts to create soap.
My cold-process handmade soap
Soap was originally made by boiling lard together with lye or potash hydrolysis of the fats and oils occurred, producing crude soap. For my cold-process, I combine 100% vegetable oils (no animal fats) with an alkali.
A vegetable oil is a “triglyceride” which means that three fatty acids of various carbon lengths are attached to a glycerine backbone. The alkali is either sodium (for bars) or potassium (for liquids) hydroxide, made by running electricity through salt water. During the saponification process, the glycerine is split off from the fatty acids, and the fatty acids combine with the sodium or potassium to form soap, while the hydroxide forms water. The result is soap, Glycerine and water (no alkali remains).My soap retains all the naturally produced glycerine to moisturise skin. Glycerine also keeps our products fresh for a long time without the need for preservatives. Glycerine is in fact more valuable by weight than soap; it’s the wonderful skin-loving ingredient. For this reason it is often removed from commercially produced soap and sold for use in other skin care products. Stripped of glycerine, you end up with a detergent based soap needing synthetic moisturising ingredients that can cause dry, itchy skin. This is why mass-produced soap is vastly different to my soap bars handmade using traditional cold-batch process methods.
Relax in a hot tub.
We know that having a relaxing, hot bath or shower is extremely beneficial to your mental health and physical well being, and we know that the aromatic scents of essential oils and perfumes can ease away the stresses and strains of the day. Bathing is a necessity, and enhancing it is what we do best!
We do not!
I do not use harsh foaming agents such as SLS and I do not use parabens to preserve my products either. I choose and insist on using ingredients that are certified safe legal & 100% natural, planet friendly & skin loving Some of our products are fragrance neutral as we know customers with certain skin conditions will want this option also.