|Soap - A mixture of salts of various fatty acids created by an alkali acting on fatty acids.|
Lye - A strong alkaline solution obtained by leaching wood ashes, used in cleaning and in making soaps.
Coconut Oil - Coconut oil is obtained from dried coconut meat and its saturated nature resists rancidity. It makes a very hard soap while also creating a quick, fluffy lather that will lather even in cold sea water.
Olive Oil - An oil pressed from olives that has healing and soothing properties to your skin. Olive Oil is absorbed very quickly through your skin and has moisturizing and conditioning qualities when added to soap. Unlike some other oils, olive oil does not block the natural functions of the skin, allowing your skin to breathe.
Palm Oil - Comes from the pulp of the fruit of the Oil Palm. It produces a hard bar of soap which is mild but has good cleansing qualities.
Soybean Oil - Soybean oil is extracted from soybeans and contains a high percentage of linoleic and oleic acids. These acids yield a fairly soft soap when used alone. When used in combination with olive and coconut oils, they add conditioning and cleansing qualities to the final bar of soap.
Aloe Vera - The sap or gel found within the leaves of the succulent Aloe Vera plant. Known for its effective healing properties for the treatment of burn, injuries and acne. Aloe Vera is a humectant, a substance that attracts or holds moisture to the skin. Added to soap it has a very moisturizing quality.
Cocoa Butter - Cocoa butter is a fat from the crushed seeds of the Cocoa tree that is separated during the process of making cocoa. It has emollient and conditioning qualities and makes a creamy bar of soap.
Sweet Almond Oil - Obtained from dried kernels of the almond tree, it's an excellent emollient, knownto soften, soothe, and condition the skin. When added to soap, it creates a very mild soap with a nice lather.