If you've watched any of our By the Sea Soap Shoppe soap making videos, you may have seen Dennis making the kid's soaps. The soap at the ends of the round molds are - well - crinkled. We have cut the crinkled edges off which has resulted in these smaller bars.
Bubblegum, Country Apple and Orange Creamsicle
Good things come in small(er) packages!
Bubblegum - Coconut oil, Olive oil, Palm oil, Water, Lye (Sodium Hydroxide), Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Silica
Country Apple - Coconut oil, Olive oil, Palm oil, Water, Lye (Sodium Hydroxide), Mica, Fragrance
Orange Creamsicle - Coconut oil, Olive oil, Palm oil, Water, Lye (Sodium Hydroxide), Iron Oxide, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide
Vegan, natural ingredients
No parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals or artificial colours
Coconut oil is easily absorbed into the outside layer of your skin (called the epidermis). It helps to protect from infection, repairs your skin barrier and helps to regulate how much water you lose through your skin.
Olive oil has lots of Vitamins A, D, E and K. Each vitamin has a positive effect on your skin, but Vitamin E is especially great as it is an "antioxidant", which helps to prevent skin damage and may prevent premature aging and sun damage.
Palm oil has a high amount of antioxidants, carotenes and other nutrients, making it beneficial both for the inside and the outside of the body. It has loads of Vitamin E which may help with skin conditions such as eczema, acne and dermatitis. It is also a good moisturizer and helps to smooth your skin.
Some of you might be wondering, "Lye? Isn’t lye dangerous? Won’t it harm my skin?”
First - all actual soap is made with lye. No lye, no soap. (A lot of "soap products" in the stores are actually detergent. If you look at the labels, they are not called "soap". They are called "hand wash" or "body cleanser" or some such thing.)
This could become a chemistry lesson, but to make it short - soap is made from lye, fats and liquid. When the lye mixes with the fats and liquid, some kind of chemical reaction goes on, and the lye and fats change into soap and glycerin. In the process, the lye is all used up. Even though lye is used to make the soap, there is no lye left in the soap at all.
This is why soap made with lye is not dangerous, and it definitely won’t hurt your skin.
Let's talk about Titanium Dioxide - I mean, that sounds like some kind of weird chemical, doesn't it?
Titanium Dioxide is a type of metal oxide. Metal oxides make up most of the earth's crust and are formed with metals react with oxygen from the air or water.
It's a natural substance. And it also happens to make whiter soap.
What about oxide powders? Oxides are natural substances; the result of natural minerals reacting with oxygen. An example of this is plain old rust - when iron reacts with oxygen, or a green roof you might see on an old building. Nothing unnatural here!
Because the bars are handmade, you can expect to see slight differences in the size and weight. After the soap is made, it needs to cure for at least one month. However, after it's cured, some of the moisture in the bar continues to evaporate out. The bar shrinks a little; enough that the label we've wrapped around the bar becomes a bit loose and the weight decreases a little. The bar gets harder, and this is actually better. There is nothing lost from the soap, and it will not dissolve as quickly when it does get wet in a shower or bath.
Each bar is approximately 2 in. or 5 cm. in diameter. Weight is approximately 1.8 oz. or 52 grams.