Imagine a beautiful, grass edged pond on a warm, sunny day, with dragonflies swooping and sparkling over the water! The atmosphere is peaceful and clean, quiet, but with some friendly croaking frogs and a bit of birdsong coming from the trees. That's the feeling this soap gives (well, not literally with frogs and birds, but peaceful and green!). They are scented with "Midnight Waters," which is a lovely watery fragrance, with hints of bergamot, hyacinth, and lilies.
These cold processed soaps are made with saponified olive, organic coconut, sustainable palm, rice bran, almond, and castor oils; shea butter; coconut milk; kaolin clay; tussah silk; and sugar, these bars are formulated to offer a rich, creamy lather with plentiful bubbles. Each bar weighs at least 6.4 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.