About Natural Transparent Soap
What makes transparent soap so good?
Transparent soap feels
good, lathers beautifully and leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean while not
drying it. How does it do all this? Because the soap crystals in transparent soap are small and there
is no unnecessary excess oil, the soap is, in effect, pre-dissolved and ready
for action, and feels extremely smooth to the skin. It takes little effort to
lather up thick, creamy lather, and it takes little effort to rinse. No residue
is left on your skin or in the sink and tub. No residue means
less clogged pores and blemishes and no soap scum to scrub clean. Other handmade
natural soaps (that are not transparent) contain up to 15% extra oil to ensure
that there is no free lye left in the bar.
When was transparent soap first made?
Transparent soap has
a long history dating back to 1789, when Andrew Pears first manufactured the bar
that bears his name. Making soap transparent is an extra step for the soap maker,
but one that is most worthwhile. Transparent soap can be made from the same solid
fats (palm and coconut oil) as opaque soap, but usually the only liquid oil that
is ever used is castor oil.
Why is transparent soap transparent?
Soap is transparent
when it contains no large crystals, and theoretically all opaque soap can be made
transparent, although some oil combinations do not result in a very clear soap.
Recipes for transparent soap are usually a closely guarded secret because of the
amount of experimentation involved in achieving the desired results. If you've
ever tried to make any soap yourself, you'll realize that the combinations of
oil and the proportions of them are infinite.
What is the definition of transparent soap?
According to one reference,
soap is considered to be transparent if you can read 14pt bold text through a
1/4 inch thick slice of soap.
Does your transparent soap
No. Before our soap
is sold to anyone, it goes through a curing and drying time. The alcohol evaporates
from the soap and the soap shrinks and develops its natural concave shape. The
soap is then wrapped to retain the precious pure essential oils for your aromatherapy
benefit, and labeled to provide you with information about which ingredients are
contained in our natural transparent soap that is handcrafted with care in Canada
for wholesale and retail purchase.
What are glycerine soaps?
Glycerine soaps are
simply soaps that have glycerine added to them, making them look somewhat translucent.
Sometimes natural soap makers will refer to their opaque soaps as glycerine soaps
as well just because they contain glycerine. All soap when made with fats and
lye contain glycerine because it is a natural by-product of the saponification
reaction. Mass-produced soap has the glycerine removed from the soap because it
is worth more money to sell it separately than to leave it in the soap where it
may benefit the skin. The large amount of extra glycerine in glycerine soaps causes the soap to absorb water from the humidity in your bathroom. Thi is the same reason these bars are so gentle: a small film of glycerine left on the skin draws moisture from the iar to your skin. All our soap can be used right down to the very last tiny sliver.
Is your transparent soap Melt and Pour soap?
Our transparent soap is definitely NOT melt and
pour. Most melt and pour formulations contain petroleum products: the same nasty
detergents in most shampoos, body gels, facial bars etc. We make everything from
scratch using exacting quality control methods and only the finest natural ingredients
to leave the skin, the water and the conscience clear.
All prices in Canadian Dollars