There are three basic ingredients needed to make cold process soap: Oil, Lye (Sodium Hydroxide) & Water. You can expand on these basic ingredients; you can vary the recipe by adding several different oils, essential oils, botanicals & clays, and substitute water for other liquids (milk, beer etc). Each of these different ingredients will bring a new property to your soap. Soaps with beer are very fluffy where soaps with lots of olive oil will be highly conditioning but not bubbly at all!
We are launching our Cocoa Butter & Olive Oil Range this month and you can pre order from October 25th.
We have some fantastic soaps available within this range. Our Christmas special edition is our most glamorous –Three Kings Soap contains 24K Gold as well as Frankincense & Myrrh oils. We think thats a pretty special soap!
In recent years handmade soaps of all types have become popular but as I have found out over the years - Not all Handmade Soaps are made equal! There are Melt and Pour, Hot Process, Milled, as well as Cold Process which we will be discussing today! The question that we are posing is: what is a Natural Handmade Soap?