|Soap is created by the process of saponification,
the reaction of an alkali (lye) coming into contact
with fatty acids (oils). My soaps are made with
a combination of olive, coconut, palm and/or soybean
oils. Vegetable oil soaps are mild by nature,
and are naturally moisturizing.
After the initial saponification process, essential
oils or fragrances are added for aroma. In addition,
other natural ingredients such as aloe vera, cocoa
butter or sweet almond oil may be added to give
the soap additional conditioning and skin softening
This mixture is poured into a mold, covered with
blankets and allowed to cool slowly for 24hours.
It is then cut into bars and set aside to cure.
I cure my soaps for at least one full month, sometimes
longer. Each bar is then individually wrapped
and labeled by hand. These pleasingly fragrant
soaps will freshen the air in your kitchen or
bath while they cleanse and moisturize your skin.