"Orange Patchouli" is just what it sounds like, but even better! The orange lightens the patchouli, and notes of oakmoss, violet, and cedarwood offer a lovely balance.
These cold processed soaps are made with saponified olive, organic coconut, sustainable palm, almond, and castor oils; shea butter; goat's milk; kaolin clay; mulberry silk; and sugar, formulated to offer a rich, creamy lather with plentiful bubbles.
In this batch we have bars of three sizes -- "regular" (at least 5.5 ounces), "extra large" (at least 6.75 ounces), and "mini" (at least 2 ounces). Minis come in a little organza bag, making them very cute gifts!
The other ingredients, not related to lather, bubble type, and skin feel, are skin safe micas, phthalate free fragrance oils, and sodium lactate (the salt component of lactic acid, used for hardening soap). Sodium hydroxide (lye) is added to oils early in the soap making process. Lye and oils combine in the saponification process, chemically transforming into soap and glycerin, leaving no remaining lye. Our soaps, along with many (most?) cold processed soaps, are "superfatted," which means that we add slightly more oils than are necessary to saponify the lye. This ensures that no lye will remain when saponification is complete, and the remaining oils contribute to producing an emollient bar of soap.