The use and manufacture of soap started as long ago as 2200BC in Babylonia. Today the handmade soap process essentially remains the same.
A traditional cold pressed soap is made by combining fats or oils together with lye, a solution of caustic soda dissolved in water. The fats and oils used may be derived from animal or vegetable sources. Lavinia’s Botanica collection of soaps is manufactured with high quality vegetable oils.Shop Now
The benefits of natural glycerin rich soaps are many. Cold pressed soap may act as a humectant, drawing moisture from the air to your skin.
Cold pressed soaps are a bathing treat, creamy on the skin and delicious to use. The return to traditional soap making methods is certainly a positive step for your well-being.Shop Now
A quality bar of handmade skin bar will often “sweat” in humid weather due to the high content of natural humectants. A humectant is a substance that readily absorbs moisture from its surroundings.
Your handmade skin bar will last longer if stored on a soap rack. If soap is left in a dish with water, it will dissolve quite quickly. Try to keep your handmade skin bar dry use.