Why is this in my soap?
Lye? What? There is lye in my soap? I can't lie, there is lye in every batch of my soap. But in the saponification process, the lye is all used up and what remains in that great smelling bar you have in your hands or shopping cart is SOAP! Below are some of the ingredients in the soap!
At this time, all of our products are vegan friendly, they contain no animal fats (tallow). Also, our products are not tested on animals, you know how hard it is to give a cat a bath!
Sodium Hydroxide aka Lye - chemically changes the molecules of the oils and butters (fats) into soap through a process called saponification.
Other ingredients you might find in our products
Apricot Kernel Oil - Apricot kernel oil is often used for superfatting. It is also a good moisturizer and helps condition the skin.
Avocado Oil - Avocado oil is a great moisturizer and is often used for superfatting soaps. Avocado oil contains vitamins A, D, and E, which makes it healing as well as moisturizing. Avocado soap is great for babies.
Beeswax - Beeswax has the sweet smell of honey. Beeswax makes a harder bar of soap and is also used in creams, lotions, lip balms and candle making. It contains a high percentage of unsaponifiables. At best, half of these substances participate in the normal soap making reaction.
Canola Oil - used in soap frosting only - Not only does it contain Vitamin E, an anti-oxidant that will help to protect your skin from free radicals, it also contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which help to combat premature ageing and soothe dry, irritated skin.
Castor Seed Oil - Castor oil is often used to superfat. It attracts and holds moisture in the skin. It will help produce a bubbly bar of soap.
Cocoa Butter - Cocoa butter is used to make soaps harder. When used in soap as a superfatting oil it acts to lay down a protective layer which holds the moisture to the skin, so it is an excellent skin softener. It has a natural chocolate scent.
Coconut Oil - Coconut oil makes soaps lather beautifully but can be drying when it makes up a large portion of your soap's fats. It will make a very hard, white bar of soap with abundant lather. It even lathers in very hard water. A bar of soap made exclusively with coconut oil will even lather in sea water!
Hemp Seed Oil - helps to smoothe out fine lines and wrinkles, thus helps to with anti-ageing. This is largely due to the linoleic acid and oleic acid content of hemp seeds. These essential fatty acids play a crucial role in keeping the skin healthy.
Honey - Honey is also a humectant, so it helps retain moisture on the skin in much the same way as glycerin.
Jojoba - Jojoba helps to promote a stable lather and is good at conditioning skin. It is an excellent emollient for skin conditions like psoriasis, because it has a chemical composition very close to the skin's own sebum. It is suitable for all skin types, beneficial for spotty and acne conditions, and good for sensitive and oily skin. It also helps to unclog the pores and remove any embedded grime, restores and conditions hair.
Mango Butter - contains essential fatty acids and antioxidants that make it a wonderful choice for all skin. The rich, nourishing nature of this butter can even help benefit those suffering from skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
Olive Oil - Olive Oil prevents the loss of your skin's natural moisture, softens skin and attracts external moisture to your skin. It helps keeps your skin soft, supple and younger looking.
Shea Butter - Shea butter is a wonderful superfatting agent and contains a large percentage of ingredients that do not react with the lye thus remaining in the soap to nourish your skin.