True soap is simple, in theory. It only really requires three components. Water. Fat. Lye. Add these three together and a beautiful alchemy turns these three items into true soap. Within that simplicity lies an unending universe of variations for which one can spend a lifetime and never make the same soap twice. With this in mind, soap can be made with bad quality ingredients. Cheap fats. Dirty water. Unpure Lye. There are many soaps out there that go down this path.
Growing up in my family, there were always one "soap" in stock. Dove Beauty Bars. I remember the feeling of unwrapping a fresh bar an that wonderfully visceral feel of that proprietary shape.. As I delved into the art of soap making, it totally shocked me to learn that the soap of my youth was not in fact, true "soap"! For something to officially be recognized as soap, it has to go through the Saponification process, where fats are physically altered by Sodium Hydroxide o
It can be commonly agreed upon that Shea Butter is good for your skin. But how much do you know about the Shea Butter that is used in the products you buy? Well, we know a bit about the Shea Butter that we use in our soaps, lotions and skin products and we'd like to share that information with you. We purchase our Shea Butter from a small company called FairTale Ghana. The finest Shea Butter from the heart of Ghana. The Shea Butter is produced mostly by widows. This Shea