We use olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, and palm oil in our regular line of soaps. The soaps may also contain avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter. All soaps contain sodium hydroxide (lye). However, the sodium hydroxide is neutralized in the saponification process. Soap cannot be made without sodium hydroxide. Most of our soaps contain decadent cow’s cream but may also be made with coconut milk, goat milk, buttermilk, tea, coffee, beer, or rum. We use sodium lactate in our soaps which helps to produce a harder, longer lasting soap bar. We scent our soaps with fragrance oils or essential oils. Please use caution whenever using a body product containing essential oils. Be informed and know what essential oils may affect your body and medical issues. We use essential oils for scent only. We use the standard amount of fragrance and essential oils in our recipes. Strength of scent after cure will vary so some soaps will have a lighter scent than others. We color our soaps using micas, oxides, pigments, natural herbal colorants, and titanium dioxide which is a naturally occurring whitening agent. Some colorants will ‘bleed’ some of their color. This is normal. Most likely our soaps will be topped with cosmetic glitter.
We develop our recipes based on what works for our dry/sensitive skin, our family’s skin, and what works in our water. Not only do all people have different skin types but we also use different water (soft, hard, etc.). Both factors will affect how our handcrafted soap (designed to be more luxurious for the skin instead of just cleansing) will bubble and suds and also affect how our skin feels after use. Our soaps have been tested by many different people in many different regions with great results.