Soapmaking

Why French Cold Process Soap Is the Best Soap

Are you wondering why French soap is considered the best soap in the world? French cold pressed soap isn’t just a fancy name. It identifies an ancient tradition that involves the use of a particular process to obtain a very high level of quality. Let’s see why and how. What is cold French soap The...

Top 7 Harmful Chemicals to Avoid in Skin Care

Does skin care actually take care of your skin? These products are supposed to make you feel good and to increase your wellbeing. But do they really? More often than people realize, the answer is no. If you want to use safe soaps, shampoos and other cosmetics, you only have a choice: to know which...

The soapmaker’s philosophy: Cold process

Cold Process soapmaking is the act of mixing fixed oils (common oils include Olive, Coconut and Palm) with an alkali (Sodium Hydroxide or Lye). The result is a chemical process called saponification, where the composition of the oils change with the help of the lye to create a bar of soap. One of the main...
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