Scented with "Black Amber & Lavender," this little soap is almost magically soothing. Lavender here is blended with a rich blend of amber, black myrrh, vanilla, tonka bean, musk, and clary sage.
These cold processed bars are made with saponified olive, organic coconut, sustainable palm, rice bran, almond, and castor oils; shea & cocoa butters; lard; goat's milk; kaolin clay; tussah silk; and sugar, formulated to offer a rich, creamy lather with plentiful bubbles. Each soap weighs at least 4.25 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.