You know what happens when you overcook asparagus. Instead of bright-green stalks that retain their crispness and nutritional value, you’re left with a sorry pile of nutritionally void, gray-green limpness that makes even the most devoted vegetarian sigh.
So it is with oils used in soapmaking. Heat the solid ones (like coconut and beeswax) just enough to make them liquid, and all of their skin-loving properties are retained and passed into the soap. But bring them to a rolling boil and you destroy their very healing nature.
Because we’re all about preserving the good stuff, Smart by Nature uses a 7-step cold process to create all of our soap bars:
Various plant oils are combined and heated just enough to melt the solid ones
A lye-water combination is added to the oils, causing them to saponify
The resulting mixture is stirred, stirred, and then stirred some more
The fun stuff — essential oils, natural pigments, flower petals, seeds, and clays — is added
The liquid soap is poured into molds and allowed to cool and become semi-soft (24-48 hours)
The soap loaves are cut into bars
The bars of soap are then cured for 3-6 weeks to naturally harden, resulting in long-lasting bars.
Using a similar process, our shower gels achieve all the same moisturizing benefits of our soap bars. For those of you who also enjoy using liquid soap, rest assured our Smart by Nature shower gels have no sulfates or other nasty ingredients so common in many shower products you will find.
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Lavender has natural antibacterial properties and it smells great! ....