Soap Making and Cold Process Soap

Soap Making and Cold Process Soap

Soap is a product for cleansing the skin, made from natural ingredients that may include both plant and animal products.

Real soap is created by the chemical reaction between oils and sodium hydroxide (lye). Cold process is one of the processes used to make soap. This chemical reaction is called saponification, and once saponification is complete no lye resides in the finished product. 

In creating soap, you get to choose the oils, scents, colorants, and any other ingredients to produce the perfect bar for your wants and needs. 

Why Cold Process Soap??

The art of soap-making can be dated as far back as far as 2800 B.C. Ancient babylonians were the first to master the art of soap making. The first discovered soap material was found inside clay cylinders and the inscriptions on the cylinders described a process of fats boiled with ashes. This was considered the world's first soap-making method.

Ancient Egyptians (1500 B.C.), according to the Eber's papyrus, mixed animal and vegatable oils with alkaline salts to produce a soap-like substance.

Early 600 B.C. the Phoenicians used goat's tallow and wood ashes to create soap.

The Celts created soap from animal fat and plant ashes and they named the product saipo, from which the word soap is derived.

Today, the cold process method of soap-making evolved to rely on a different ingredient called sodium hydroxide or commonly known as lye.

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