Below are some of the ingredients I use in my products. I will continue to add to these pages on a regular basis as my product lines grow, evolve and new products are introduced.
I have had a lot of folks ask me different questions…the one common question is why is there Sodium Hydroxide in your soap. I’ve been looking around for the most simple answer I could find to help explain the process of making soap. Here we go…
Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH), also known as lye, is an essential ingredient in the soap making process. When sodium hydroxide beads or flakes are mixed with a liquid, a lye solution is created. This solution, when mixed with fats and oils (the other ingredients in soap), will cause a chemical reaction called saponification. The result of saponification is beautiful handmade soap. Care needs to be taken when making soap. Soaps made with Sodium Hydroxide have to be cured for 4-8 weeks in order for the process to complete and render the sodium hydroxide harmless. There are few soaps in this world made without lye or sodium hydroxide. It’s one of those mad scientist things!