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Our Three Main Soap Making Oils

by | Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

In our previous blog post The Chemistry of Soap we discussed how soap is made as it relates to its chemical make up. In this blog post we will be discussing the three main ingredients we use in our Gourmet Luxury Soap.Our goal is to educate our customers and we want you to have real and correct information. In this blog post I will be reviewing the main oils/butters that are used in our Gourmet Luxury Soap, Shea Butter, Olive Oil and Coconut Oil. I will...

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So what exactly is Activated Charcoal?

by | Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

In our previous blog post we introduced you to our Activated Charcoal Soap and by now many of you have been enjoying the soap and have requested more! So what exactly is activated charcoal? Well, According to Medical News Today "Activated charcoal is not the same substance as that found in charcoal bricks or burnt pieces of food.  The manufacture of activated charcoal makes it extremely absorbent, allowing it to bind to molecules, ions, or atoms. In...

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Soap Making Class 2011

by | Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 0 comment(s)
Soap Class 2011

While going through some old photos on our Facebook page I came across some photos of a soap class that I taught 8 years ago (that's right 8 years ago!). I just can't get over that it's been that long ago! When I was going through these photos it reminded me of how much I enjoyed teaching the class and how I thought it was so cool to be teaching the class in a science lab! To be able to look back on our business and see how far we have come is truly amazing! I am grateful for...

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The Chemistry of Soap

by | Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

This is my wonderful husband Timothy Minor The process of making soap is called saponification. I'll be the first one to admit that I was very bored in my high school chemistry class. At that time over, 30 years ago, I didn't see how it apply to everyday life. Of course there were experiments and projects that we conducted, but quite frankly, I was just not interested! Fast forward to today; and now I can't get enough of the chemistry as it relates to making soap. Now, I long...

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