Our soaps are made in small batches using the cold process method and allowed to cure for a full 6 weeks to give you a hard long lasting bar of soap.
Even though Sodium Hydroxide (lye) is listed in the ingredient list, it is no longer an active ingredient in the finished bar of soap. It's no lie you can't make soap without lye. All true soap is made using it. We carefully weigh each of the ingredients used and use more oils and butters then necessary ( this is called super-fatting ) so that the finished bar is not lye heavy. A properly made bar of handmade soap should not leave your skin feeling irritated, nor does it strip your skin of it's natural oils, so you don't end up with tight dry feeling skin. Hand made soap if super fatted, will not give you that squeaky clean feeling ( you have been stripped of your natural oils ) like a store bought bar, but you will be clean and your skin will have a dewy feel to it after bath or shower. Part of the reason for this is that we do not strip the soap of it's naturally occurring glycerin, like a commercial bar has been. Manufacturer's do this in order to sell the glycerin as a stand alone product to increase their bottom line. Glycerin is a humidistat which naturally draws moisture to it.
Because our soaps are made in small batches coloring can not be guaranteed from batch to batch making each bar unique. Our soaps will arrive wrapped and labeled. We also hand cut our bars so the weights may vary slightly from bar to bar, and will also depend on added ingredients, such as botanicals, ground oats, ground coffee beans, etc. The full size soaps at time of packaging weigh at least 4.50 oz. ( if not slightly more) each, unless stated under the description.
UNWRAPPED, HALF ( 9/1 INCH SLICES ) AND WHOLE LOGS ( 17/1 INCH SLICES + 1 not quite an inch thick ) ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST EITHER SLICED OR UNSLICED.
HALF LOGS ARE $ 38.00 plus shipping if needed
WHOLE LOGS ARE $68.00 plus shipping if needed.
SINCE THESE ARE MADE TO ORDER, A 4 WEEK LEAD TIME IS REQUIRED AND THEY ARE NOT INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED AND/OR LABELED. A INGREDIENT LIST IS PROVIDED.