Our natural soaps are all made with the time tested cold press method. Oils and/or fats (as the case may be) are combined with purified water and sodium hydroxide (lye) just as has been done for millennia throughout the history of mankind. The oils are “eaten” by the lye in a process called saponification to create soap. Just before the soap is poured into loaf molds, just the right amount of essential oils and/or fragrance oil; colorants such as natural oxides; and exfoliants such as sea salt, oatmeal, and nettle leaf powder are mixed in. The soap is then poured into the mold and left to cure a sufficient time to ensure there is no chance lye is left to burn the skin. The result is a fantastic smelling, beautiful, and most importantly a wonderfully cleansing bar of soap.
All of our soap is hand cut and packaged in natural materials. Bars weigh between 4.5 to 5 ounces each and come in a variety of colors and scent. They make the perfect gift for that person who loves to treat their body extra special and make their bathroom the best smelling room in the home.
While we really want to sell you our soap, we love for our customers to gain an appreciation of the method whereby natural soap is made. Anne Marie at Brambleberry gives a great tutorial here. But for those of you who don’t want to deal with dangerous lye or deal with the potential messiness of the process, feel free to browse our lines of natural soap: