All authentic soap, including ours, is made with lye (sodium hydroxide mixed with liquid). Lye is an essential ingredient in the soap-making process, initiating the chemical reaction that transforms oils into soap. However, it's crucial to understand that no lye remains in the final bar of soap.
The soap-making process, known as saponification, ensures that lye reacts completely with oils, creating soap and glycerin. By the time the soap cures, there is no lye left in the finished product. What remains is a pure, clean, and long-lasting bar of soap.
It's important to note that any cleansing product made without sodium hydroxide is not soap; it is a detergent. We take pride in crafting true soap with the traditional and time-tested method, ensuring a high-quality and skin-friendly cleansing experience for our customers.
Why are these soap bars more expensive than commercial soaps?
Handmade soap bars often use high-quality, natural ingredients that are more expensive than the synthetic ingredients found in commercial soaps. Additionally, the labor-intensive process of handcrafting contributes to the cost.
What makes these soap bars worth the higher price?
Premium ingredients, meticulous craftsmanship, and attention to detail set handmade soap bars apart. They often contain nourishing oils, essential oils instead of fragrance oils, and are crafted with care for a more luxurious experience.
Are there any special benefits to using pricey soap bars?
Pricey soap bars often contain premium oils, botanicals, and essential oils that can provide additional benefits for the skin. These may include moisturizing, soothing, or aromatic properties.