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Why use handmade soap? Did you know that most of the soap you buy is not soap at all! It's really a detergent. Handmade soap contains the naturally produced glycerin that is a by-product of the soapmaking process. Commercial soapmakers remove this glycerin and sell it to other businesses. Handmade soap does not strip your skin of it's natural oils the way detergent soap does. In fact, it draws moisture to your skin. Most people who use handmade soap cease to need moisturizers!

Soapmaking is a combination of science and art. As a science, the chemical process is called "saponification", meaning "to convert a fat or oil into soap". As an art, its a creative process using different oils, fats, shapes, textures, scents and colors. Our soap is made with natural vegetable and tropical oils only. Our skin nourishing oils include olive, coconut, palm, canola and almond and soybean. Cocoa butter, dried herds, oatmeal, honey and natural colorants such as paprika and cocoa are used as well.

Mommas Handcrafted Soaps uses a variety of essential oil and/or fragrance oils as well as the herbs which lend to the beautiful aromas found in our soap. Goat's milk is used in a variety of our soap. Goat's milk has excellent moisturizing qualities and is an exceptional skin softener. Each 5 oz. bar of soap is made, poured and cut by hand. Using this techenque, each bar is unique; therefore, size and weight are approximate. The 5 oz. bars are weighted when cut and may lose water weight as they cure.

SOAP FRAGRANCES

Almond Joy-the scrumptous aroma of almonds with a swirl affect for beauty.

Apple Nutmeg-the wonderful aroma of apples with a touch of nutmeg.

Chocolate Delight-smells good enough to eat!

Chocolate Milk w/goats milk-the wonderful aroma chocolate milk with added ingredients of goats milk for skin moisturizing qualities.

Eucalyptus-this is a very soothing soap experience. Relax and let your troubles soak away.

Goat's Milk with Oats & Honey-A glorious natural fragrant bar with wonderful softening abilities.

Lavender-the soothing fragrance of a herb thats know for relaxation.

Lavender Swirl-the soothing fragrance of a herb thats know for relaxation, with a twist.

Lemon -nothing makes you feel cleaner than the wonderful aroma of lemons. Lemon peel and tumeric added.

Oatmeal, Milk & Honey-a delightful mixture of skin softening ingredients that also work as a exfoliator.

Orange & Vanilla w/Goats Milk-a very refreshing scent combination w/ soothing Goats Milk for moisturizing the skin.

Paprika Plum-the wonderful aroma Paprika and Plums with added soothing ingredients of cocoa butter.

Peppermint Swirl-very soothing twist to this fragrance.

Pumpkin Spice w/goats milk-a wonderful blend of all the spices that go into a pumpkin pie: allspice, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

Raspberry w/ Goats Milk-a very berry bar with soothing moisturizing Goats Milk.

Rosemary-a delightfully aroma from a herb that has relaxation properties.

Vanilla Bean-the wonderful aroma of vanilla. Smells good enough to eat!

Soap Loaf Cutter-cuts your loaf into 1 inch bars. Click link for step by step illistrated instructions for cutting your 1 inch bars.

There are 2 ways of making soap, "hot processing" and "cold processing". Momma's Handcrafted Soap uses "cold processing". Our soap contains: About 30-35% Olive Oil -- a very good moisturizer, not because it has its own healing properties, but because it attracts external moisture, holds the moisture close to the skin, and forms a breathable film to prevent loss of internal moisture. About 18-20% Coconut Oil - is very moisturizing. Although too much can have a drying effect. It resist rancidity and makes a very hard bar of soap. Makes fluffy lather. About 15% Palm Oil - Cleans well, mild About 6% Palm Kernal Oil - makes a white bar of soap, very hard, and lathers beautifully. About 15% Soybean Oil - used for mildness and stable lather. About 8% Canola Oil - contributes protein and moisturizing qualities About 3-5% Cocoa Butter - Lays down a protective layer that holds moisture to the skin, making it a good skin softener. Almond Oil - Used only in Goat Milk with Oats and Honey - Used for its stablility and conditioning qualities. Honey - lays down a clear, protective film that helps skin maintain moisture. It hydrates and soothes the skin and is thought to be slightly antiseptic and bacteriostatic. Oatmeal - an exfoliator. The addition of ground oatmeal to soap gives a rich texture that favors normal, oily, and dry skin types.

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