SAVE $15.00!! Our Basic Bar Soap by the Loaf is an economical choice and still made with the same wonderful natural ingredients. Our soaps are all made by hand from base ingredients and will produce an abundant creamy lather that pampers your skin. By ordering a whole loaf of soap it cuts production & overhead costs for us so we can pass that savings on to you. A loaf of our soap produces when cut by us 9 bars of soap. You can order a whole loaf of soap (9 bars = $45 if bought separately) and we will cut it so it can dry (allow 10 days to 2 weeks) before sending it out to you.
Understandable Ingredient List:
Palm Oil - Makes the bar hard and provides mild cleaning soap that is more emollient. Palm oil contributes to the dense creamy lather. We buy our oil from responsible growers who have not burned down rainforests to grow palm trees.
Water - Hydrating wonderful stuff and we use distilled water so there are no elements that would interfere with the soap making.
Coconut Oil - This wonderful oil makes the big bubble lather and contributes hardness to the bar of soap. Although all oils when made into soap clean, this one is the strongest for that quality.
Rice Bran Oil - This soap contributes to the dense lather and keeps the soap from stripping your skin.
Castor Oil - This oil also contributes to the dense lather and keeps the soap from stripping your skin.
Glycerin - This is a by product of making soap but is stripped out of commercial brands of soap or the soap is made of cleaning chemicals that do not contain glycerin at all. We leave it in and add a bit more at the end of the processing because our skin loves this stuff. It draws water to the skin.
Sodium Lactate - This helps keep the soap fluid while we are making it, but as it dries it makes bar soap harder. It is actually a salt that is formed by fermentation and acts as a humectant that draws moisture to the skin.
Granulated Cane Sugar - Pure bit of sweetness added which actually enhances the lather. Too much and it would be sticky, so we use just enough.
NaOH or Sodium Hydroxide - This is mixed with the water, sodium lactate and a bit of sugar. The NaOH mixture is then added to the melted oils and stirred over heat until the mixture thickens and becomes soap. It is left on the heat until the NaOH mixture and oils have completely becomes one which is that bubbly stuff we call soap. We now add the glycerin and just the right amount of extra oil (superfat) so that our bars are mild and gentle for all skin types. Too much of this can make the bar soap soft and cut the lather so we have to be careful not to add too much. After this the fragrance and coloring added in and the mixture is put into the soap mold. We let it cool and harden up just enough so that we can cut the bars of soap. The soap can be used at this stage but it would melt fast. After cutting the bars we put on a rack to dry completely which takes 10-14 days.
Just choose a scent below and we will use a natural color to match the scent.
Base Ingredients: Saponified Palm [Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil]; Water [Aqua]; Coconut [Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil]; Rice Bran [Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil]; Fragrance Of Choice [Fragrance of Choice]; Castor [Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil]; Glycerin [Glycerin]; Sodium Lactate [Sodium Lactate]; Granulated Sugar [Sucrose]; Powdered Botanical Herb or Clay to match color for scent chosen.
Our Basic Bar Soap by the Loaf is an economical choice and still made with the same wonderfully natural ingredients. Our soap are all made by hand from base ingredients and will produce an abundant creamy lather that pampers your skin.