Cocoa Butter & Cashmere
"Cocoa Butter & Cashmere" is an irresistible blend of cocoa butter and coconut combined with warm notes of cedarwood, seductive jasmine, and rich vanilla. It is far and away our most popular fragrance for body butters and bath bombs, but until now we haven't used it for soap because so much vanilla tends to result in a dark brown soap. But you know what? There's nothing wrong with brown soap! And, seriously, the way this smells a fancy design would only be gilding the lily.
These cold processed soaps are made with saponified olive, organic coconut, sustainable palm, almond, and castor oils; shea butter; goat's milk; kaolin clay; tussah silk; and sugar, formulated to offer a rich, creamy lather with pleasantly bubbly foam. Each bar weighs at least 4.7 ounces.
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.