All of our soap is Palm Kernel Oil Free. Use of palm kernel oil leads to rainforest destruction and acres of habitat loss. In keeping with our eco friendly practices we choose to make all our soap with all natural oils like cherry kernel, organic coconut, organic olive and organic castor instead of palm. We also utilize butters like organic shea to help create a nice thick creamy lather. Many of the oils used are home infused. Every batch is made from scratch and ph tested. We do NOT use any melt and pour bases.
Life can be dirty...real dirty with 4 kids! Enter soap. Everyone needs it, it is a product that everyone uses. Unfortunately soap can be dirty too. Most of it is. We have been stocking soap here at Green Housewives for a few months now. It was one of those products that everyone wanted us to make. Because REAL soap actually involves using lye to create saponification it can be hazardous. When we first started this business many products were made with a baby on a hip. Soap wasn’t something I felt comfortable making with a bundle of joy attached to me.
One day I decided to just order some lye and see if Krystal would want to start making soap at her place. And then...BAM...our soap venture began. Krystal is the lone soap maker and does one bang up job. I am continually asking her to make x y and z soap, because I am obsessed with soaps. It’s one of my downfalls. I want every scent out there.
As I mentioned above, sadly many soaps include yucky ingredients that have no business being on your skin. It is after all the body’s largest organ and absorbs everything you put onto it. Soap is no exception. Regular soaps will remove naturally present glycerin and instead include harsh substances like SLS, parabens, dyes, synthetic fragrances and preservatives Even natural soaps can contain undesired ingredients. The most concerning being palm oil. The use of palm oil is leading to rainforest destruction. This is why you will find NO palm oil in ANY of our products.
What you will find in GHBC soap is what we are known for. 100% pure ingredients. Made from ingredients like Shea Butter*, Cocoa Butter*, Cherry Kernel Oil, Olive Oil*, Infused Oils* and Teas, Herbs, Flowers, Water and yes...Lye. Lye, also known as Sodium Hydroxide is a caustic soda. It is the most potent base in nature. It is mostly used for unclogging drains. Sounds scary, doesn’t it? However, in soap making lye helps the saponification process, turning oils into soap. Without Lye you do NOT have a true soap!! The curing process of the soap is necessary because when the soap is cured...no lye is present.
All of our batches of soap are pH tested to ensure no lye remains in our finished product. (*organic)
. In the saponifiaction process large quantities of glycerine is produced. Glycerine prevents skin dryness and irritation with its moisturising properties. Commercial soap usually has the glycerine removed to make a harder bar of soap. All of our bars contain all the natural glycerine produced and you will notice that our soap bars are indeed a bit softer than traditional bars.
Krystal has masterfully made over a dozen different scents (all essential oils) of soap. They are only $6.00 a bar! Why don’t you try a few?