In order to have your bar of soap last as long as possible we recommend keeping it dry in-between use.
You can do that by placing it on a soap dish that has good airflow with holes for draining or raised slats to keep it elevated.
You can also place your soap on a soap saver which we do offer for sale on the website. The soap saver keeps the soap dry and lets it drain and keeps the soap around longer.
What is Soap?
Soap, by definition, is fat or oil mixed with an alkali. The oil comes from an animal or plant, while the alkali is a chemical called lye. In bar soap-making, the lye is sodium hydroxide. Liquid soap requires potassium hydroxide. Combining and then heating oil and lye results in soap. This chemical reaction is called saponification. Without lye, saponification isn’t possible, so lye is necessary to create soap.
Bar Soap vs. Liquid Soap: The Environmental Impact
"A 2009 Swiss study found that the carbon footprint of liquids is about 25 percent larger than that of bar soaps on a per wash basis. Liquid soap requires five times more energy to produce and nearly 20 times more energy to package, and, we use about seven times more liquid soap than bar soap for each hand wash."
If you would like to see more of the study on the environmental impact of bar soap go to; https://theecoguide.org/liquid-vs-bar-soap-which-more-environmentally-friendly
Steps we Take to lower our carbon footprint
- We make a conscious effort to purchase biodegradable materials whenever possible.
- Whenever you receive a package from us it is recycled packaging in order to cut down on plastic waste.
- No soap goes to waste. All unused soap or soap scraps get saved to create special bars of soap like our confetti cake soaps and our planet soaps.
- We do not use palm oil in our soaps or animal products
Our base formula is a very simple combination of olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil , and vitamin E oil. From there we add fragrance oils for scents and micas for colorants. Some of our soaps have additives that bring different properties to our soaps which you can view here. We also add sodium lactate to our recipe to create a harder longer lasting bar of soap.
We are always looking for the best recipe and formulation for our soaps to make them the best possible product for you while allowing them to still be affordable.
We only purchase our items from reputable sources such as
- TKB Trading
- Nurture Soaps
- Nature's Garden
- The Flaming Candle Co
Due to the level of fragrances and colorants used in our soaps we cannot recommend them for facial use as each person's skin reacts differently to fragrances and colorants.
Do you sell or plan to sell other Cosmetics?
As of now we are a home based operation and before we branch into cosmetics like face soaps, lotions, balms etc. we would love to have a dedicated location for our store and production to ensure the utmost safety for our customers!