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Our Soap Making Process

Our Soap Making Process

If you’ve have ever wondered exactly how our soaps are made, here is a brief summary of what we do and how we do it. 

We use a process commonly called Cold Process Soap Making, which simply means no external heat source is used. Plant based oils like olive, rice bran, coconut, and cocoa butter are weighed and melted together. We then blend the heated oils with an alkali solution (lye). After a thorough mixing, additives such as extracts, fragrance, and botanicals are added to the thickened soap batter. This batter is then poured into a loaf mold. The chemical reaction that occurs will heat up the soap batter from the inside out resulting in what we call gel phase. 

We cut the soaps 12-24 hours after pour and they are then cured for at least 4 to 6 weeks. During that cure time, the excess water evaporates, making the final bars harder and longer lasting. Cool right?

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