*Please note! This batch of soap is discounted because of a minor glitch. We increased the sugar in the recipe (for added large bubbles!) a little more than we should have for a goat's milk soap. A small amount of the sugar caramelized, creating tiny, gently abrasive granules (think "sugar scrub," only with a very small amount of sugar). Anyway, the soap works beautifully -- very bubbly, fabulously fragrant, and lightly exfoliating -- but it's not our usual bar, thus, the discount.
A friend suggested this combination, and it is just lovely. It's actually lavender essential oil, rosemary fragrance, and a touch of cedarwood essential oil, and it is clean and fresh and herbalicious as all get out!
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, these bars are formulated to offer a rich, creamy lather with plentiful bubbles. Each bar weighs at least 5.25 ounces.
The other ingredients, not related to lather, bubble type, and skin feel, are skin safe micas, lavender and cedarwood essential oils, 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.