Why Handmade Soap?
Handmade soap is just that, soap, a
combination of fats, liquid (water and or milk) & lye. Handmade
soaps are not detergents, which is what commercial soaps really are.
Soaps naturally have glycerin in them, commercial soaps often remove it
and then add it back as a 'great added ingredient'. For anyone who
hasn't tried handcrafted soap, they are a wonderful treat for you and
your skin's health.
My biggest ingredient change has been the addition of fresh goats milk
in my soaps. I now have my own dairy goats who donate their milk every
morning to the soap cause. So why is goat milk important? Goat milk
contains emollients, vitamins and most importantly capric-capryllic
triglyceride, reported to be highly effective as a moisturizer. People
with sensitive skin benefit from handmade soaps and their lack of skin
I also make lotions, salves, body butters, and other body treats. I am
always adding new products and gladly accept suggestions from my
customers. My soap line started with oatmeal and has continued to grow,
mostly at the requests of my customers and the scents that they enjoy.
If you don't see something specific, please ask.
Do I make soap?
I make soap for 2 reasons, the first is because I found out I could.
Soap was one of those mysterious things, that I found out is really not
very mysterious after all. There are many ways to make soap, but they
all involve a bit of math, a bit of chemistry and in my opinion, a
whole lot of magic. I have carefully refined my 'recipe' over the
years, choosing oils for their beneficial qualities, adding botanicals
and herbs, and most of all the amazing variety of fragrances available.
I have gone from Oatmeal and Lavender to over 40 different types of
soap. The second reason I make soap, my daughter had dry and irritated skin as
an infant, it was a struggle to find
something that didn't bother her sensitive skin. By making my own
soap, I was able to control what when on her skin and what didn't.
There has been no looking back since.