Frequent Questions and Answers

Our soaps are natural spa-quality soap made with high grade ingredients. Our soaps will rejuvenate your skin with a rich lather leaving your skin healthy, moisturized, soft, smooth, and chemical free.

Handmade natural soaps are the very best for sensitive or damaged skin. You might not realize how unhealthy your skin is until you use a natural nurishing soap. After one use in the shower, you’ll notice a huge difference.

All of our products are made from 100% pure ingredients, containing NO petrochemicals, NO parabens, NO Sodium Laurel Sulphate (SLS), NO Propylene Glycol, NO gluten, NO soy, NO GMO, NO artificial colorants, No artificial fragrances, and is NOT tested on animals.

Each product has a list of all ingredients used. Some of our commonly used ingredients include, but are not limited to milk, honey, beeswax, coconut oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil, avovado oil, hemp seed oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, Vitamin E, aloe, oatmeal, coffee, and an array of essential oils.

We do not use artifical fragrances in any of our products. Any scent you may notice is natural. At times, we may use essential oils to help scent a batch of soap, but it is a lite scent that you will only notice while in use. It will not leave a scent on the skin.

We PH test every batch of soap. All of our soaps have a PH level of around 9, which means the bar is very mild and gentle to the skin.

No, we do not use any harsh chemicals in our natural soap. Sodium Laurel Sulphate has been found to cause skin irritation. Our goal is to create products as natural and as healthy as possible.

To learn more about skin irritation and Sodium Laurel Sulphate:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16787454/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17549701/

Many find that Dove is the most gentle store-bought soap on the market. It used to be my go-to. Some people are afraid to try natural soap because they think Dove is more gentle. I won’t do a strict comparison, but I will say that handmade soaps are made with skin-loving ingredients. Dove uses detergents and other artificial ingredients.

If you would like to learn more about the difference between natural and commercial soap: https://youtu.be/4fKdusqN9YY

Yes, we use animal products such as goats milk, honey, beeswax, and lard. Please see the ingredient list within each product listing.

Why we use goat milk: We use goat milk in some of our soaps. It has amazing benefits for the skin, especially for someone with sensitive skin. It is a good source of vitamin A (anti-aging properties) and boasts high amounts of fats, particularly caprylic acid, allowing for the gentle removal of dirt and debris without removing the skin’s natural fatty acids. It also has a good source of selenium, which is a mineral shown to support a healthy skin membrane. Lactic acid, a naturally occurring AHA found in goat milk soap, has been shown to gently remove the top layer of dead skin cells, allowing for a more youthful complexion and also controlling acne and dry skin.

Why we use honey: We use honey in many of our products. It’s great for skin care products and for soaps. Honey is antibacterial, and antiviral and can help balance bacteria on the skin. In addition, honey added to soap will naturally cleanse the skin, making it an effective soap bar. It imparts a light, warm, sweet scent, increases the lather, softens the skin, and acts as a humectant.

Why we use beeswax: Beeswax is a wonder product that has been around since the beginning of time. We are beekeepers, so we render our own beeswax. We save beeswax when we uncap honey to extract it, It has been used in soaps and creams for centuries, and has many benefits:

  • Longer-lasting: Beeswax helps your skin retain moisture for a longer period of time, so you don’t have to worry about reapplying moisturizer throughout the day. 
  • Antibacterial: Beeswax contains propolis, which is known to be an antibacterial agent. 
  • Moisturizer: Beeswax is a natural ingredient that has been used for centuries to moisturize and condition your skin. It also helps your skin resist the signs of aging and damage. 
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Beeswax also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and inflammation from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. 

Why we use lard: We only use lard in a couple of soap bars. You can find the ingredients list with each product listing. Lard has been used to make soap for hundreds of years. It can be found in many conventional beauty products today. Lard has a number of wonderful benefits for your skin, so it’s easy to see why it has been used for so long and in so many products.

  • Rich in vitamins A and E
  • Loaded with fatty acids
  • Helps with acne and skin imperfections
  • May lighten the appearance of scars
  • Helps with skin wounds and burns
  • Moisturizes dry skin
  • Hydrates damaged skin
  • Conditions skin
  • Improves skin tone

Lye, also known as Sodium Hydroxide or Caustic Soda, is a key ingredient in the saponification process. Sodium hydroxide (lye) and oils are blended together where they react to produce soap. Saponification is completed when all the sodium hydroxide (lye) and oils have been converted into soap. At the final stage of saponification there is no remaining sodium hydroxide (lye) in the soap base, so, no there is no sodium hydroxide (lye) in our soap bars.

If a soap maker is advertising their soap as “no lye” they likely used a melt and pour technique and are confused about lye being used. Melt and pour soap is a ready-made soap base composed of fatty acids, glycerin, and other natural ingredients. The base is produced through the “saponification” process, which involves mixing oils and lye (as described in the above paragraph). Therefore, lye was used, but because they purchased the melt and pour base, they personally did not have to use lye. The company that made the melt and pour base used the lye.  

The soap makers then create their own soap with the melt and pour soap base that was already made with lye. Working with lye can be very dangerous to the untrained. Using melt and pour base is quicker, easier, and less dangerous to the soap maker. 

I prefer to make soap myself from beginning to end, not that there’s is anything wrong with melt and pour. I prefer the old-fashioned way because this allows me to make soaps as natural as possible and with the exact ingredients that I prefer. Plus, I am old-fashioned and enjoy doing things the hard way. 

We recommend to use our soap within a year of purchase. Our soaps last longer if you keep them out of direct streams of water and standing water. I recommend using a ventilated soap dish or any type of soap saver dish so the bar can dry between uses.

No, we do not sell anti-bacterial soap. Anti-bacterial soap is not effective according to the FDA. The FDA recommends using plain soap and water. 

To learn more from the FDA about anti-bacterial soap: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/antibacterial-soap-you-can-skip-it-use-plain-soap-and-water

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