#2 – Handmade soap is crafted with TLC!
Our ancestors knew what they were doing – why change it? Our soaps are made using the cold process method, a technique used for thousands of years. We mix lye with water, blend it with oils, add essential oils and natural colorants, and pour it into molds to make it nice and pretty. (Of course, this is the simplified tutorial!) We make our soaps in small batches of 44 bars at a time. This allows us to carefully monitor and adjust the soaps as needed. We consider ambient temperature, humidity, and more to ensure every batch is as perfect as it can be. We also sterilize our equipment between batches so that oils from one batch do not contaminate oils from another.
These steps help ensure that every bar of soap is personally checked for excellence. Because we have such an intimate, hands-on approach with our soaps, we are confident you’ll see and feel the difference.
Store-bought soap, on the other hand, is made on a large scale in factories. It’s manufactured using a continuous flow method with hundreds of hands in the process … or probably nowadays, hundreds of robot arms. Once the soap base is produced, it is mixed with fillers and chemicals such as sodium isethionate and dipropylene and then formed into molds.
Soap making is just like cooking, caring for a child, or tending to the elderly. It needs love, attention, and time. We feel our hands-on approach provides soap with the love and attention it needs. You can feel that energy when you use it.