GET DIRTY! THEN GET CLEAN! Getting greasy working on the truck. Driving in dirt from work in the yard. Feeling shameful from waking up on the ground after a wedding in a field party next to a burning trailer. Scrub off the grime with our purpose built soap bars. Ranging from soft and moisturizing to gritty and aggressive, there is a soap to match the way you work and the negative life choices you make after work.
In the simplest of terms, artisan soap is real soap. Commercial stuff? Not so much. They don’t even label it as soap. Because it’s not soap. It’s a detergent! Akin to the stuff you put in your dishwasher or washing machine. Commercial soaps are filled with synthetic lathering chemicals and detergents and pressed into bars after being pumped full of preservatives to ensure they have a shelf life that will survive nuclear fallout. They’re drying, irritate the skin, and leave behind a film that continues to wreak havoc on your skin’s natural ph level.
Our soaps are hot processed using old school recipes and traditional soap making techniques which ensures a hard longer lasting bar that has a luxurious lather and a light natural scent whilst preserving all of the beneficial nutrients from essential oils and herbs. Our soaps bars last up to 60 days for one person, make sure you rest your soap on a saver and don't let it sit in water and it will last a lot longer.
Tallow is perhaps the most traditional and widely used ingredient for soaps because it is readily available, inexpensive and when saponified, pure tallow renders a nearly ideal fatty acid profile for making good quality shaving soaps.
Saponified tallow produces a high percentage of oleic acid, the main product of saponification of olive oil and a well known skin conditioner. Oleic acid is a non-essential fatty acid that is found in human sebum. Oleic acid has a wide range of positive effects on the skin including acting as emollient and moisturizer. Oleic acid aids skin regeneration and helps reduce inflammation. Oleic acid is readily absorbed by the skin and can help absorption of other important molecules like omega-3 fatty acid which plays an important role in inflammation and reduction of bad cholesterol.
Are you actually buying soap? Natural soap goes through a chemical reaction called saponification. Saponification is an exothermic chemical reaction that occurs when fats or oils come into contact with lye. Saponification literally means “turning into soap”. The by-products of the saponification reaction are glycerin and soap. Because glycerin is created naturally and retained naturally in the bar it helps hydrate and moisturize your skin. Commercial bars are missing the absolute best ingredient found in real soaps: the glycerine. Manufacturers actually remove this natural moisturizer from their bars and use it in high-end skin care product lines. So you’re left with nothing but a watered down, chemical laden block of synthetics. Boo! Natural soap is more expensive but it’s better for your body and the environment. You can read more about transitioning to natural products on our Blog.