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What makes a Good Quality soap?

We are so lucky to have abundant choices of good quality natural soaps in the market, but when it comes to choosing the perfect soap, it is quite a personal thing! So, what is the science behind your decisions on choosing soaps that make you feel good using it?

Good quality soaps create bubbly lather, cleanse and condition your skin, and its long lasting with the right hardness. We rank these factors differently when judging a soap’s quality.

Behind the scene, the right amount of skin nourishing oils in the soap is the most important component in soap making.

Coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and babassu oil contribute to bubbly lather in soaps. Almond oil, lard, tallow, cocoa butter, palm oil, shea butter, or sunflower oil increases lather. Sugar also does the same job!

If lathering is most important to you, you will enjoy soaps made with almond oil, lard, tallow, cocoa butter, palm oil, shea butter, or sunflower oil. Castor oil has a unique fatty acid profile to sustain beautiful lather. Olive Oil on the other hand does not produce much lather but it’s a popular Palm Free option in soap making.

For skin conditioning, goats milk are aloe vera juice are popular ingredients as they are so hydrating for the skin. Other nourishing oils like apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, olive oil, rice bran oil, or sunflower oil also increase conditioning of the skin.

A luxurious oil range such as argan oil, evening primrose oil, flaxseed oil, hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, meadowfoam oil, pumpkin seed oil, or wheatgerm oil are superb in skin nourishment, only a small portion is required in soap to deliver the moisturising property.

Our soaps are infused with natural essential oils. Each has its own unique benefits and beautiful scent. Some of our soaps also added botanicals like lavender, rose petal and neem leaves or natural food pieces such as shredded coconut and walnut husk to gently exfoliate the skin.

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If you have been making your soap choices based on the smell, its natural look and the ingredients used in the soap, now you have more information on the oils that make the soap base. Enjoy soap shopping! 😊

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