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Top 10 reasons to use Handcrafted Soap

Melissa Robinson

If I haven't succeeded yet in convincing you to try handcrafted soap yet, here are 10 reasons to use and love it:  It's actually soap.  There are no detergents or lathering agents or potentially harmful chemicals, it's skin-nourishing saponified oils! It's better for the environment.  Where do you think all those commercial harsh detergents go?  Yep, down the drain. It's customizable!  Want a certain color soap?  Want a certain smell? Want a square bar?  Round bar? Half n half?  Sky is the limit when it comes to soap.... Skin LOVES handcrafted soap.  Most people who have only used commercial detergents...


Ingredient Highlight: Avocado Oil

Melissa Robinson

Ingredient Highlight:  Avocado Oil

Ohhhhh Avocado Oil, how I love thee.  Have you ever played with oils on your skin?  Some of them can leave your skin feeling greasy or oily, others leave it feeling sticky, but then there are some that leaves your skin feeling not greasy or oily, but moisturized.  I call these "dry oils". Olive oil for example is a greasy oil.  It is so lovely when saponified, it is very conditioning, but by itself without the morphing power of lye, it can be somewhat greasy on the skin. Coconut oil a superfood!  It is full of medium chain triglycerides that...


Introducing - Referral Program!

Melissa Robinson

Introducing - Referral Program!

I have the most amazing customers.  Really, I do!  Just look at some of these reviews I've received for some of my soap: "creamy, softening with a light scent ~ not over powering or harsh. Best product ever for shaving legs!" "Love this soap! My skin doesn't feel dry after using it. The lather and smell is amazing! Will definitely be buying this again." "best soap EVER!  seriously. I love it. I’m really picky with bar soap because I’m SUPER sensitive and bar soap can be drying to my skin. This is the most moisturizing soap I’ve ever used. And...


Ingredients: Natural or Chemicals?

Melissa Robinson

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Ingredients: Natural or Chemicals?

I want to talk about ingredients and what they all mean.  As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I started this whole endeavor in an effort to reduce chemicals (more specifically, the scary carcinogenic ones), yet you may notice that I explicitly call out the products that are completely natural. Why aren't they all natural?  First, I'd like to state that I use all of my products.  I am comfortable with everything I make - if I won't use it personally, I don't make it or offer it for purchase.  There are a handful of detergents and preservatives that...


How is soap made, anyway?

Melissa Robinson

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How is soap made, anyway?

It's kind of funny, soap.  All it is, is the combination of Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) and Fat.  Very simply put, when Lye comes in contact with fats, it instantly starts a chemical reaction known as saponification.  After a few hours, the process is complete and what you're left with is soap!  Isn't lye highly dangerous?  YES!  In it's initial state, Sodium Hydroxide is a highly caustic metallic base and alkali of sodium.  It's used as a drain cleaner and in the manufacturing of several chemicals.  In fact, I think I read somewhere it's a by-product of producing chlorine?  (Don't quote...