Soap FAQs


What are the different kinds of soaps? Why are there different kinds?

There are so many options to keeping your skin fresh and healthy.  Choosing the right soap, whether for yourself or someone else, may seem like a daunting experience, but with some basic information, you can choose the best and know what you are getting.  Remember, if you have any specific questions, please reach out and contact us!

Saponified Oils

Saponification is the process of soap making.  It's the chemical reaction that takes place when the oils and the lye solution are combined and stirred together when you know the bonds have adhered to each other and you get...soap!  There are many types of oils used as the "fats" in soap making such as olive oil, castor oil, sunflower oil, palm oil, etc.  Each of these have a different use and bring something unique to a soap bar. To make it a little easier, I created a separate page to explain (most of) them.

Goat's Milk

Goat milk is rich in essential fatty acids and triglycerides, which makes it very good for the skin. And since it is alkaline, it doesn’t irritate the skin. Moreover, goat milk is loaded with vitamin A – which is one crucial nutrient for the skin. The lactic acid in the milk hydrates and brightens the skin.

You can use the milk (or even dilute it a bit) to wash your face first thing in the morning.

Using goat milk soap is another way you can improve your skin health. Using the soap on a regular basis will make your skin less in need of a moisturizer. The soap can even offer relief from eczema symptoms. Just applying the soap to the affected areas will do the trick.

This soap is very soft, so if you use a hard loofah, you will go through a bar very, very quickly. Goat's milk soap is one that doesn't last as long as others, but it is so rich and creamy on your skin. Using a soft loofah or a washcloth is the best way to utilize this soap

Activated Charcoal

This ingredient can be added to most any type of soap, but it is one that I highly recommend if you suffer from oily skin like me! In a nutshell:

  • Absorbs deep into pores to draw out dirt & oil
  • Frees up congested pores
  • Helps eliminate acne, blackheads and bumps
  • Great for both face and body
  • Reduces pigmentation
  • Won’t dry out skin
  • Helps fight odor
  • Softens and conditions your skin
  • Mild and gentle on your skin

Body Lotions/Butters

None of my lotions or butters have chemical preservative.  For this reason, I keep the batches small so they do not mold while waiting for purchase.  If you purchase a lotion or body butter, know that you have approximately 6 months to use it. Lotions purchased from me will only nourish your skin rather than bind it up with chemicals.

Shave Soaps

There is a huge resurgence in the "old ways" and with good reason.  Most men (and we women) complain about shaving bumps and razor burn.  Once manufacturers convinced us to switch to plastic razors with moisture strips for a closer shave, we found our skin did not care for the changes.  To combat this, many barber shops returned to straight and safety razors.  With this, you see many returning to the "old-fashioned" shaving soaps - often found as pucks and they are applied with the use of brushes.