What is Cold Process Soap?
Posted on September 19 2023
Cold process soap is a type of soap that is made by mixing oils and lye through a chemical process called saponification. This process creates a high-quality soap bar that is gentle on the skin and provides a luxurious lather. In this blog post, we will explore the fascinating world of cold process soap, including why we make it, the use of high-quality natural ingredients, and the sustainable practices we follow.
Why Do We Make Cold Process Soap?
There are several reasons why cold process soap is a popular choice among soap makers. Firstly, it allows us to have complete control over the ingredients used in the soap. We believe in using only the highest quality, natural ingredients to create a product that is safe and beneficial for the skin. Cold process soap also allows us to customize the soap recipe to meet specific needs, such as creating soap bars for sensitive skin or adding nourishing oils for extra hydration.
High-Quality, Natural Ingredients
When it comes to cold process soap, we believe in using only the best ingredients nature has to offer. Our soap bars are made with a carefully selected blend of oils, such as palm oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. These oils provide moisturizing properties and help to create a rich, creamy lather. We also use skin nourishing milk, such as coconut and goat milk that makes a superior, skin loving bar of soap. The essential oils, skin safe fragrances, and botanical extracts we add provide delicate fragrances and additional skin benefits.
The Chemical Process of Oils & Lye and Saponification
The magic behind cold process soap lies in the chemical reaction between oils and lye, known as saponification. When oils and lye are mixed together, they undergo a process where they transform into soap. This reaction occurs through a series of complex chemical reactions, resulting in the formation of soap molecules and glycerin. The glycerin helps to moisturize the skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple.
Sustainable and Earth-Friendly
At our company, we are committed to sustainability and using earth-friendly practices. We source our ingredients from sustainable and ethical suppliers, ensuring that no harm is done to the environment or communities. Additionally, we only use materials that are fully recyclable and/or biodegradable. By choosing cold process soap, you are not only taking care of your skin but also contributing to a greener planet.
In conclusion, cold process soap is a wonderful choice for those who value high-quality, natural ingredients and sustainable practices. The unique chemical process of saponification creates soap bars that are gentle on the skin and provide a luxurious lather. By choosing cold process soap, you can enjoy the benefits of a handmade product that is good for you and the environment.