Know what’s in your soap!

soap sampler

Our skin is our largest organ providing a protection from the elements, we should do our best to care of it.  Sometimes it’s the most ignored organ. Many consumers do not realize what’s in the soap they purchase simply because they do not know the chemical name for each ingredient.  It’s a good idea to know and be well informed as so many people have allergies and would appreciate knowing what they are putting on their skin.

In my soaps I use coconut oil, shea butter, sustainable palm oil, olive oil, canola oil, castor oil, almond oil, avocado oil.  If you would like a personalized soap like an olive oil soap loaf, do not hesitate to contact me.  As we started using homemade soaps there was a significant difference.  Our skin just felt better…less drying, as a result more softer supple skin.  Homemade soap may cost more than commercial soaps, but at least you know exactly what’s in it.  Treat yourself to good stuff, your skin will appreciate it.

We cannot stop the aging process which is noticeable on our skin.  But we can certainly stop damaging this delicate organ.

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A question I often get asked: ” Does your soap contain lye?”

💛ALL soap is made using lye (NaOH, “sodium hydroxide). Lye is a chemical made from salt. A system similar to electroplating is used to change the salt to lye.  Lye is also made from wood ash, but that type is inconsistent.  It is an extremely caustic material and must be used with extreme care.  And there is no substitute for lye in soap making.

Lye is a raw ingredient, however there is no lye that remains in the final product. In other words by the time you receive your soap there is no lye in it. All lye is consumed in the saponification process and presents no danger to you.  Saponification literally means “soap making” it is “the chemical reaction that occurs when a vegetable oil or animal fat is mixed with a strong alkali. The result of this reaction is: soap.  Even liquid soaps contain lye (potassium hydroxide).  Any company that claims their soap is not made with lye is either promoting false information or doesn’t understand the chemistry behind soap.

Superfatting further assures that all lye is consumed. Superfatting is a process by which soap makers maintain extra sin-nourishing oils in their soaps. All my recipes are superfatted. Superfatting soaps does not make your skin oily. Rather, it allows your skin to maintain natural moisture levels.  

Bridal Shower Ideas

Lavender Bridal Shower

This was an awesome idea one of my customers had for her daughters bridal shower.


“These soaps are beautiful, look so artisanal, and have a fantastic lavender scent. We used them as little gifts for guests at our “Love and Lavender” bridal shower – they were perfect! Just top quality. (I am thrilled to have 3 left over just for me!)”

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Lemongrass Sage – Handmade Soap Bar

This crisp, clean fresh citrus scent of lemongrass and blue sage will invigorate your senses! Very clean smelling!

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Handmade Gentle Exfoliating Vegan Soap



Gentle unscented exfoliating…soothing…hand…feet & elbows soap. All natural handmade vegan soap.

Whether you’re looking for an invigorating shower experience or something to gently scrub stubborn heels and elbows….here it is!