These long lasting, luxurious soap bars are made without Coconut oil, as we have learned that some folks (including my partner) are allergic to coconut. The soaps are also free of Palm oil and Phthalates.
These handmade soaps preserve the integrity of the oils, fats, and/or butters. Thus, they maintain their vitamins, minerals and skin conditioning qualities in the final product.
What do you know about Sodium Hydroxide? It is an inorganic compound with the formula NaOH, where Na+ is sodium cations and OH– hydroxide anions. It is a colorless liquid, denser than water, and a highly caustic substance that is used to neutralize acids. Also known as “lye”, Sodium Hydroxide is dangerous to handle in its chemical form, but the substance is not considered as an active ingredient in soaps. Many soap makers omit it from their ingredient list because consumers may not realize it is safe when the soap is completed, as the lye is neutralized in the process of saponification. Saponification is the conversion of fat or oil into soap when combined together. It is the chemical reaction when fat or oil is mixed with an alkali such as sodium hydroxide, the result of this reaction being soap and glycerin. There is no sodium hydroxide or lye in the finished product, just soap. We thought you might like to know!