In keeping with the traditions passed down by master soap makers, we use the cold process (CP) soap making technique. This ancestral process is not at all aggressive, requires no cooking, and keeps all the goodness of the precious organic raw materials used in our soaps.
What exactly is cold process soap making?
It’s a chemical reaction between fats (oils, butter) and an alkaline base (lye). We always take care to add more oil than the quantity of lye needed for complete saponification and have leftover fats (acids) that are extremely beneficial for the skin.
How do you make cold process soaps?
Fats (olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter) + Lye
We have selected pure, natural raw ingredients and organic vegetable oils (including cold-pressed olive oils) with truly superb cosmetic properties that are rich in unsaponifiable matter, and all sourced from responsible channels. To preserve the quality of our raw materials as much as possible, we never exceed 30°C throughout the soap making process.
- End result of cold process soap making
The chemical reaction creates soap and vegetable glycerine (approximately 8%) which is highly prized in the cosmetics world for its skin hydrating properties.
- Soap drying time (Curing)
A minimum of two months of drying is needed to complete the soap making process and dry out the soap.
- Advantages of cold process soap making
Unsaponifiable: Matter unaltered by the soap making process and which is present in oils:
- Trace elements
Unique properties : antioxidant, nourishing, emollient, softening, protective.
Up to 7% superfats : Addition of vegetable oil at the end of the soap making process. The end result is a gentle moisturising soap that protects the skin’s natural defence barrier (the hydrolipidic film).
- What makes our CP soaps so great?
Precious raw materials...
- 30% organic donkey milk
- Organic raw shea butter
- Organic raw coconut oil
- Organic olive oil (cold-pressed)
- Organic essential oils*
*Each essential oil smells gorgeous and is great for your skin.
- Trace elements
- Natural fatty acids
With a host of benefits...
- Nourishing properties
- Restorative properties
- Protective properties
- Soothing properties
- Healing properties