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Base oils, plant butters and water in soap making

20 March, 2020

Base oils, plant butters and water in soap making

20 March, 2020

Three oils and one plant butter are used in Farm Soap Co. soap making. The base recipe has been created, tested, tweaked and refined to make a pure, delicate, hydrating face and hair soap that leaves the skin moist and soft and the hair clean and supple, without the use of chemicals, colourings and preservatives.

The water used in soap making has to be pure, distilled water – tap water contains chemicals, residues, microfibres and microplastics that might taint the finished quality of the soap. Using distilled water provides a pure and consistent result across all batches.

Olive oil

The first choice for many artisan soaps, olive oil is gentle and nourishing. It has been used for centuries as a natural cleanser and moisturiser for dry skin and hair. Pure grade olive oil based soaps age well, maturing and curing with time.

Coconut oil

A staple in soap making, coconut oil creates good lather and helps keep skin cleansed without drying it when mixed with olive oil. Virgin coconut oil is high in saturated fatty acids and acts a good moisturiser. Colourless and odourless, the oil creates a hard soap bar.

Almond oil

High in Omega 9 and Vitamins A and B, sweet almond oil is pressed from edible almonds and contributes to conditioning and moisturising skin and hair.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is a nut butter, high in saturated fats, produced from the nut of the African shea tree. It is a very effective moisturiser and is widely used in creams and soap making.

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