Don't get me wrong. I am not some health fanatics who only allow natural or organic products in my vanity cabinet. I also don't want to sweat too much to get my body cleaned. However, I chanced upon cold processed soaps attracted by its artsy appearance and once I have tried, I don't want to go back to my regular body wash anymore. Here is why?
First thing at first, what's the cold processed soap?
All soap is the result of a chemical reaction called saponification that occurs between lye and a fat or oil. Cold-processed soap, in particular, allows the lye to be neutralized without any outside sources of heat. This is quite a time-consuming process that allows for more gradual saponification. It can take 4-6 weeks for soap to become soap.
In contrast, hot-process soap is all about much more immediate results.Instead of placing the soap in a mold for gradual saponification, the liquid is placed in a heat source and heated. The lack of heat of cold processed soap keeps the essential oils intact and in perfect condition to lather you in therapeutic goodness.
The difference between commercial body wash and cold processed soap are at the surfactants used. The surfactants of soaps come from saponification but body wash uses synthetic detergents derived from either plant based ingredients or petroleum. In order to make skin feel more moisturizing, the conditioning agent will also be added into body wash. For most of the brands we found in drugstores, the synthetic conditioning agents are being used due to its low cost. I am not saying synthetic ingredients are bad for skin because all ingredients ratios of brands in reputable sales channels are within the safety limit. Contrary to some informal sources suggested, the products we put on our skin can't get into bloodstream and will only leave on epidermis layer.
It's just we have a better alternative because how cold processed soap is made and what ingredients are put into it.
Cold process soap made with all-natural ingredients like coconut oils, essential oils and shea butters creates a creamy lather for deep moisturization. It helps minimize dry itchy skin.
2. Intensive Scent
Cold process soaps are often fragranced with natural essential oils, like lavender and jasmine, or fragrance oils like chocolate or apple. Because cold process soap takes a number of weeks to fully saponified, the scent intensifies over time.
3. Creatively Colorful
Cold process soap making techniques include a level of artistry, with many soaps decorated with swirls, layers of color and all sorts of interesting designs. Some are mixed with natural ingredients for texture while others have a top layer of herbs for an artistic final touch.
It uses a proprietary technique to extract and enhance the natural color in the soap. There's absolutely no artificial colors in our soap.
And what's best is that you can get all these benefits at your fingertips.
With the extensive line of Cellar Door Bath Supply Co. we carried in our website, you can have vast varieties of choices. The brand even creates unique designs catering to each holiday like Halloween. It adds so much fun to your grooming ritual.
Did i mention the delivery only takes 2-3 days at your convenient time? Yeah.
Written by Rita