To increase the life of natural bar soap is best to keep it dry between uses. Do not leave it in standing water. We recomend using slated trays and leaving the soap where it can air dry until the next use. If using pouches, hang the pouch in an area where it can get plenty of air.
How is Your Soap Different from What I Purchase in the Store?
Our soap is made the old fashioned way (combining fatty acids or oils and a strong base or sodium hydroxide). We use raw, natural, plant based ingredients in a cold process method that creates a glycerin that is hydrating. Most commercial brands found in the store are actually detergents that have the glycerin stripped out of the soap which is drying to the skin. The stripped glycerin is then used in other products such as lotions.
All soaps do strip natural body oils from skin. Soap works to clean because one end of the molecule is attracted to water and the other isn't. This traps oils and dirt and washes them away. Our soaps are created with a slightly higher amount of oils than required to form all of the soap molecules. This excess un-bonded oil in the soap gets in the way of the hydrophobic end of the molecule and our body oil when washing to reduce the amount of stripping.
Do You Offer Palm Free Products?
Yes. We have several recipes that are palm free. We use palm oil in some recipes because it creates a harder bar that lasts longer. Ingredients can be found listed in the product descriptions.
Although we strive to make our products available to all by offering coconut free, fragrance/essential oil free and other recipes, there is no way to guarantee someone may, will, may not or will not have an allergy or adverse reaction to any of our products. Even though we abide by and perform Good Manufacturing Practices there are plant, nut and milk ingreadients used in some products and there is no way to gaurantee cross contamination has not occurred. Some essential oils can interact with medications or are not recommended for use with certain health conditions. We try to be as infrormative as possible but we are not medical Doctors and can not give advice. As always, with all of our products consult a physician before use.
Do You Test on Animals?
No. We ask friends and family to test recipes and products. We use cruelty free ingredients.
Do You Offer Refunds or Exchanges?
If you are completely unsatisfied with your product we do offer exchanges or refunds. For exchanges you will need to pay shipping. Unfortunately we do not accept returns due to the nature of the product. If you are unsatisfied with your product please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to help and discuss any concerns.
How Long Do Orders Take to Ship?