Soap need time like wine to cure
“we’ll sell no soap before it’s time.”
We use fresh plant oils and butters gently warmed and then slowly mixed with an alkaline solution. The percentages of oils used are extremely important to produce a mild and gentle soap. Once the oils and alkali (base) have been mixed, we do not add additional heat to hurry the chemical reaction along
we allow the natural process to take its course.
The liquid soap batter that is poured into the molds has only partially saponified. The molds are covered with towels and after a 24-48 hour warm insulation period most of the saponification process is complete
The soap is removed from the mold and cut into bars.
Natural Cold Process soap needs to slowly “cure” over time. We allow our liquid soaps to naturally cure for eight weeks and our bars for eight to ten weeks. During the first two weeks of curing, the saponification process is completed. As the soap continues to cure, most of the water used in the recipe evaporates. The curing process insures a milder, harder, longer lasting bar, with a very rich lather.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I USED A BAR THAT WAS STILL “CURING”?
No need to worry nothing will harm you. I use our bars after only two weeks of curing. If the soap is good after two weeks it will be fabulous after eight or ten weeks. But, our soaps and shampoos are best after fully curing. The lather is richer, the bars last longer, and they become milder with age! So for the best results, please wait until our soap cure, will be available after 2 months …
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