Natural and handmade with pride & love in Harvard, IL.
How do you make natural soaps?
Our soaps are cold process soaps. Oils and butters are mixed with milk, water and sodium hydroxide (lye), a process called saponification. The batch is stirred until it traces, it is then poured into molds, and within a few days it is hard enough to remove from the molds. Now you have soap.
The soaps are now cured for several weeks to ensure that they are hard and mild. At this point the lye is no longer present in the soaps, instead an abundance of natural glycerin has been created.
Is natural soap mild enough for babies and children?
Our soaps are very mild. Whether a natural soap is mild or not depends on the oils used, the process and the curing time. Our soaps are great for the sensitive skin of babies and children, however please be aware, that natural soap is NOT tear-free. The little ones need to close their eyes, or you as a parent or care-taker need to be extra careful.
Is natural soap good for a face soap?
Our soaps are very mild and moisturizing, perfect for a face soap. We do recommend using our 'Oatmeal & Honey', 'Fragrance Free', 'Lavender' or one of our Tea Tree blends for the face. We personally prefer goat milk soaps for the face, but as a vegan alternative we also like Coconut Milk & Shea Butter soaps in 'Lavender Provencal' or 'Lemongrass & Citrus' for the face.