Brief History of Our Products
Soap making history goes back many thousands years. The most basic supplies for soap making were those taken from animal and nature; many people made soap by mixing animal fats with lye. Today, soap
is produce from fats and an alkali. The cold process method is the most popular soap making process today, while some soap makers use the historical hot process.
In the early beginnings of soap making, it was an exclusive technique used by small groups of soap makers. Over time, recipes for soap making became more widely known. Back then, plant byproducts and
animal and vegetable oils were the main ingredients of soap. The price of soap was significantly reduced in 1791 when a Frenchman by the name of LeBlanc discovered a chemical process that allowed
soap to be sold for significantly less money.
More than 20 years later, another Frenchman identified relationships between glycerin, fats and acid what marked the beginning of modern soap making. Since that time, there have been no major
discoveries and the same processes are used for the soap making we use and enjoy today.
In the mid-nineteenth century, soap for bathing became a separate commodity from laundry soap, with milder soaps being packaged, sold and made available for personal use. Liquid hand soaps were
invented in the 1970s and this invention keeps soaps in the public view.
Types of Handcrafted Soap
While the chemical reaction that creates soap is always the same, different types of soaps can be made by different methods, all still relying upon that basic chemical reaction that
Cold Process Soap
Hot Process Soap
Ready-Made Soap Bases