Mountains of soap "whipped cream" top these confetti sprinkled, strawberry scented soap bars, and they smell temptingly delicious! (The little soap dough bunny is only on one side of the bars.)
These cold processed soaps are made with saponified olive, organic coconut, sustainable palm, almond, and castor oils; shea & cocoa butters; lard; kaolin clay; tussah silk; and sugar, and are formulated to offer a rich, creamy lather with plentiful bubbles. Each bar weighs at least 4.3 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.