The Lilley Pad Soaps
What is Soap???
Soap is created by a chemical reaction between oils, water and lye. Although
lye is used to make soap there is no lye left after the saponification (The
chemical reaction that makes soap.) is complete. There is no such thing as a
bar of soap that was not made from the use of lye. Different kinds of soap are
made using a variety of different oils. Both Animal & Plant oils can be
used in the soap making process and they all add different qualities to the
soap. Since there are people who for personal reasons will not use animal
products we also make a line of soaps that do not contain any animal products.
not commercial soap?
Did you know that
commercial soaps are generally made of synthetic detergents? Commercial soap
companies remove the glycerin from their bars and sell it separately. They do
this because they make more money selling the glycerin separately and can
replace it with chemical detergents. Hand-crafted glycerin soaps retain 95% of
the glycerin in each bar and our cold process soaps have nothing removed from
them. Glycerin is a humectant. It attracts moisture, so used in a bar of soap,
you will attract more moisture to your skin. Try it and you will definitely
feel the difference!
Have you ever wondered why a bar of soap in the shower gets small so quick?
The longer a bar of soap sits in the water the quicker it melts. Well to
extend the life of your soap, be sure to place the bar on a well draining soap
dish, so it is not sitting in water. Never leave the soap in water or where it
can not drain completely.
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