Why handmade soaps?
Handmade soaps are all natural and moisturizing and chemical free. I use various saponified oils and dried herbs.
Why are some of the herbs discolored?
The only flower I know that keeps its yellow color is the calendula petal. During the saponification process other flowers can turn colors. No, they aren't bad but it is due to the saponification process (when oil is converted into soap) This doesn't take from the effectiveness of the soap.
Why does my handmade soap melt faster than my commercial soaps?
Commercial soaps have special chemicals in them so they don't melt as fast. These chemicals are usually the cause of dry, itchy skin.
I'm allergic to herbs.
Sometimes we never know what we're allergic to until we try something. My clients use herbs in their foods and on their bodies and are used to everything. If you're new to herbal infused products do a small patch test on skin to see if there is an allergic reaction.
Why isn't your soap lye free?
During the first phase of soap making, All soaps are made with lye. Soap is made when oils and lye are combined. (saponification) Once the process is complete, the lye evaporates.
Why don't you have extravagant colors in your soaps?
I refuse to use artificial coloring in my products. Besides, there are a plethora of ways to incorporate pretty colors by using herbs, clays, and seeds. Salts, charcoal powders, the sky is the limit!