OUR SOAP FAQs

Questions, Answers

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Why choose handmade soap?

It’s simple.  The ingredients.  Our handcrafted soaps are made with nourishing oils that moisturize and protects your skin.  Commercially produced soaps are made with tallow (animal fat) and other low cost oils that don’t offer any skin care benefits.  Handmade soaps retain all the natural glycerin in the soap unlike commercial bars. Glycerin, a humectant, attracts moisture to the skin.  Commercial soaps are often drying because the natural glycerin has been removed during the manufacturing process.

How do you make soap?

In the simplest terms, soap is a type of salt.  Soap is the end result of a chemical reaction mixing oils, lye and water.  We use a cold process soap making method.  The combination for the heat from the melted oils and the heat from the lye water provides all that is needed to saponify.

Is there lye in your soap?

No.  Lye is needed to make any form of handcrafted soap.  The important thing to remember is that no lye remains in the final bar of soap.  Just a pure, clean and long lasting bar of soap.

How long will my soap last?

It depends entirely on you as the bath lover or shower taker.   Handmade soap will last anywhere from several weeks to several months.  The bar will lasts longer if not set directly in a shower stream or on a soap dish with the ability to dry between uses.  Cure time makes a big difference.  Longer cure time means longer lasting bar.

How long do you cure your soap for?

A minimum of 5 weeks to ensure a hard, long lasting, mild bar of clean soap.

Why we use essential Oils versus fragrance oils?

Essential oils are natural botanical extracts of various plants, flowers, herbs, spices and fruits.  Fragrance oils are chemically manufactured and can be harmful to the skin.  We embrace the natural way!

Why we say NO to Palm Oil?

The palm oil industry plays a large role in human induced climate change as palm oil plantations have cleared some of the worlds most precious, carbon capturing forests. Scientists predict that the fragile orangutan population could become extinct within our lifetime if we continue to destroy their home and natural habitats for palm oil plantations.

Do we take custom orders?

Of course!  We do party or wedding favors.  We are creative and very open to any requests.  Drop us a line.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

We accept payment via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) or PayPal.

PRESS & MEDIA

Request for press releases and media should be made with our agency at support@macbachcreative.com.