Soap Making

“Our skin is our largest organ that is continually absorbing toxins light and moisture. We need products for our skin to be able to breath, …… Animal fats can clog our pores. Heavy metals and toxins can be found in most make up and haircare products.”

Susan Miller Cavitch – “The Natural Soap Book”

 

What is Soap? Soap is Magic – wamae

A soap is the neutral product created when the acids, fats & oils react with organic and inorganic bases.  A chemical reaction between an alkaline base (sodium/H20) and a fatty acid base (Vegetable Oils).  With age, & somewhat similar to making cheese.  Soap is created by a chemical reaction, between the fatty base and alkaline base. Creating a neutralized product we test for PH balance.

What is pH? Most people have heard of the term pH, without really knowing what it means. In the world of chemistry, pH stands for ‘potential hydrogen’ and it refers to the level of acidity or alkalinity in a given solution. You can have solutions with a pH that is neutral, acidic or alkaline. Along with making homemade soaps and other products, pH level is important in medicine, agriculture, civil engineering and most sciences. The pH level of substances range from 0-14, with 0 being hydrochloric acid and 14 being lye.

Cold Process Soap production is a lengthy process whereby natural fats and oil ingredients are eventually petrified or preserved. The Aromatic compounds and Herbal ingredients in our recipes will positively impact you in a valuable way!

Most commercial soap bars found in the market place are detergents & not real soap at all, they are called synthetic detergent bars. They are made from synthesized chemicals and are harsher than soap. Detergents contain petroleum distillates rather than oil.

True soap is made with oils such as olive, coconut, & palm oils & are a gentle cleansing product, more appropriate for the use on the skin rather than a detergent. Glycerin is naturally produced in the making of soap. In commercial soap the glycerin is removed to be resold to the cosmetics industry. Glycerin is important to the skin because it is a humectant. Helps to protect and seal moisture to the skin.  We make sure to include organic local ingredients  in our soap & products.   Sea plants are hand harvested or locally sourced, & the herbs are wild crafted or grown in our herb gardens.

All of the colors in the soap bars are herbal additives that impart toning regenerative qualities for sensitive skin types.

All of our products have been processed by Health Canada Regulations Standards.

Osha Mae Soap is Legally registered & Insured company.