The soaps are crafted using quality oils that have benefits for your skin:
Olive Oil is gentle, moisturizing, softening, and is a natural humectant. A humectant draws moisture from the surrounding atmosphere. Olive Oil contributes to conditioning factor of the soap.
Coconut Oil is cleansing and helps to boost lather in the soap. Bubble factor!
*Palm Kernel Oil helps contribute to a hard bar. (please read the note below concerning Palm).
Castor Oil is also known for its cleansing properties, boosting lather, and for being a humectant.
Sweet Almond Oil adds to the moisturizing, conditioning, and nourishing properties of the soap.
*Palm Oil is currently being phased out as an ingredient used in the soap. I encourage you to Google (or employ whatever search engine you so desire) to research the devastation that the palm oil industry has on the environment. This devastation includes deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses. There are palm oils out there that are responsibly sourced and sustainable. But this became an opportunity to add skin loving shea butter to help kick up the moisturizing factor
Shea Butter will be the replacement for Palm Oil. Not only does it contribute to a hard bar, it is also conditioning to the skin.
A good bar of soap should be firm but also cleansing, conditioning, creamy, and bubbly.
The oils and butters in my soap recipe have been chosen to contribute to these desirable characteristics. Together they create a bar that