WHAT IS A COLD PROCESS SOAP?

Updated: Oct 17, 2020

Cold process is an age-old method that combines the triglyceride in animal fats or plant oils and Lye (Sodium Hydroxide/Potassium Hydroxide) to produce soap, with glycerin as a natural by-product.

In layman terms:

Oil (acid) + Lye (alkali) = Soap + Glycerin

It is one of the only two ways to make real soap from scratch. And it's not what you would normally find in the supermarkets.

ARE COLD PROCESS SOAPS GOOD FOR ME?


Soap makers all over the world love cold process soaps because its "gem" - glycerin, a humectant that attracts moisture from the surrounding to our skin is produced and kept intact during the process.


A cold process soap not only retains its natural glycerin, it allows soap makers to have total control over the ingredients being put into the soap. With this process, soap makers are able to design their own recipe with specially formulated oil blends and additives to handcraft the types of soaps and the corresponding skin benefits they envision.


For example, soap makers may choose to add in natural ingredients such as cucumber and aloe vera for skin hydration, oatmeal for sensitive skin and