I use both essential oils, and fragrance oils. I like to keep my products as natural and healthy as possible while also keeping them affordable for you! I would never put an ingredient in a product that I didn't feel was safe just for the price. I always use phthalate free fragrance oils, and all natural fragrance oils when ever possible.
Why do you use palm oil?
While the palm oil industry has become an issue for orangutan habitats, the Round table on sustainable palm oil (RSPO) actually tells us it's better to use sustainable palm oil. If we boycott the use of palm oil, companies will either stop producing sustainable oils and sell to consumers who don't care about sustainability or buy alternative oils. The issue with other oils is they can take up to nine times as much land as palm oil, and increase deforestation. The best course of action to take, is to shop responsibly and only use products with sustainable palm oil. In all of my soaps, I only use palm oil that is from sustainable sources.
Are your products organic?
While I do use natural ingredients and avoid any sort of artificial additives, my products are not certified organic.
How are soaps made? How long does it take?
Soaps start with a basic recipe of oils, water and lye (sodium hydroxide). When you put these together they go through an organic chemical process called 'saponification'. When your soap completes this process, any lye will be gone. After 24 hours, your soap will be ready and safe to use, but there will still be a bit of water in it. To give you the best quality, and longest lasting soap, I let each bar sit for 3-4 weeks to let every last bit of water evaporate and give you a hard, lasting bar!
Do you offer vegan products?
The majority of my soaps are vegan friendly! Some soaps may contain goat's milk, beeswax or other animal byproducts, but these will always be clearly labeled. Usually my soaps will contain something like "milk soap" or "beeswax soap" in the title, but if not, there will always be an ingredient list to double check!