Soap is made when an alkali (lye/sodium hydroxide) bonds with fats (in our case, vegetable fats). This bonding is known as saponification. During the process, vegetable glycerin is naturally produced. Vegetable glycerin is valuable & beneficial to the skin because it attracts and retains moisture. Most new-tech soap manufacturers remove the glycerin - either to sell it, or to use it in other skin care products.
Love That Soap never removes the skin loving glycerin from its cold process soaps. In addition to that, all of our bars are super-fatted with Shea Butter. Super-fatting soap means that extra oil is added to the blend. This makes the soap extra gentle, as not all of the oils will "saponify" - leaving the excess oils to delight your skin.
If you are asking the question: Do you use lye (sodium hydroxide) to make Love That Soap?
The answer is to that question is yes. All real soap is made with lye (sodium hydroxide mixed with liquid). Any skin washing product made without lye (sodium hydroxide) is a detergent, not a soap
If you are asking the question: Is there lye in a bar of Love That Soap. The answer is No.
Once the process of saponification is complete, the lye and oil molecules have combined and chemically changed into soap and glycerin. There is no lye present in the finished bars of soap. While all real soap must be made with lye, no lye remains in our finished product after saponification
That depends. Different people use a bar of soap at different rates. Some scrub hard and some scrub lightly. Some use a wash cloth and some don’t.
We’re in the habit of telling people when they ask that it will last at least as long as any store-bought bar since you’ll be using it in the same manner as you used the store-bought bar.
The main thing to pay attention to is: Where does the soap set between showers? Ours sets in a wire basket that hangs from the shower pipe that comes out of the wall. That way, between showers the soap can drip dry and stay dry until its next use. Soap that sets in a soap holder that has water in it will melt away in short order.
No, we don’t use any animal fats to make our soap. The only fats we use to make our soap are vegetable fats. They are: Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and Sunflower Oil as well as Shea Butter. You could say it’s Vegan Soap.
If you store our soap in a cool dry environment like, a linen closet that’s not located in a bathroom or a clothes drawer it should keep indefinitely. When the bar is stored in a cool, dry, environment it continues to harden which can make it last even longer in the shower. There will be an eventual fading of the bar’s fragrance over time but this will in no way compromise the luxurious properties of the soap when used.
No, we use no dyes in order to add color to our soap. We color our soaps with mineral oxides, ultramarines and gold mica. They are nearly microscopically fine mineral powders. These are the same mineral colorants used for eye make-up and are lab manufactured in order to insure purity.
Our soaps are scented with either essential oils, fragrance oils or a combination of essential oils and fragrance oils.
All of the fragrance oils that we use in our soap are cosmetic grade.
All of our soaps scented exclusively with essential oils are indicated as such in the soap's description.