How Soap is Made: - We make soap using the traditional cold process method which ensures that glycerin remains in the product.
First, we slowly melt together the food grade oils and butters. Once melted, we allow them to cool to the correct temperature before adding an alkaline solution which turns the oils into soap.
The mixture is then stirred until it thickens and reaches what is called 'trace' (a little like when you are making custard). Once trace has been reached it is time to add the essential oils, and any flowers, herbs, colours or spices that we might be using. When these have all been thoroughly mixed the soap batter is put into a mould.
The moulds are wrapped to insulate them and then they are set aside until the soap is ready to unmold and cut which is usually the following day.
Once cut, the soap is carefully placed on the curing racks for 4 - 6 weeks until it's ready to wrap.
Can soap go out of date? - Soap doesn't really go out of date, but it can lose its scent.
How soap kills germs: - Soap is naturally anti-bacterial so will kill germs and fragrance your skin at the same time.
Is your soap without palm oil? - yes, our soap and other products are all palm free.