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Top 5 Benefits of Cold Process Soap Making

Posted on September 13 2016

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Old Fashioned Cold Process Soap Making

Cleansing soaps as we know them today date back in history thousands of years, to when the ancient Babylonians combined animal and vegetable fats with ash for cleansing purposes. Although modern-day soaps are made with advanced ingredients, they essentially take their core form from these historical versions, gently cleaning and nourishing the skin. Cold process soap-making has been passed down through the ages to create the highest-quality soaps for ultimate cleansing and moisturization.

A traditional method

The traditional method of making soap is known as the cold process, which doesn’t involve high temperatures in order to cure the bars. This technique is renowned as one of the best ways to preserve natural ingredients added to the soap, such as essential oils, as well as creating an extra-soft finish with no rough edges.

Top 5 benefits of cold process soap:

• Feels like lotion

Cold-process soaps melt into the skin for optimum moisturization, unlike other types of soap that can be hard, scratchy or drying

• Preserves natural ingredients

Olive oil, shea butter, hemp and coconut oil are all luxurious natural ingredients that are completely preserved through the cold process

• Intensifies the fragrance

Many soaps are fragranced with natural extracts; cold process soap is cured for between four and six weeks, intensifying the scent such as lavender, jasmine, vanilla, chocolate to name a few

• Available in whipped and cream forms

Unlike hot process soaps, cold process alternatives can be whipped to float on water, or creamed for a more luxurious experience

• A treat for the eyes

The cold process method allows for more artistic techniques to be used to create swirls and other appealing features through each bar.

Cold Process Soap Making - Start to Finish - Video

A natural choice

Natural and organic ingredients are favoured by many soap-makers, as the method is ideal for preserving the qualities and scents of plant-derived oils and butters. Olive oil is a moisturizing base for the soaps, complemented by other nourishing ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil and hemp oil.

A skin saver

Suitable for all skin types, olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin, providing long-lasting moisturization and anti-aging elements. In turn, this reduces the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes like age spots for a more even skin complexion. Olive oil also has the added benefit of neutralizing the free radicals responsible for breakouts and other skin complaints.

An artisan craft

Cold process soap making requires elements of chemistry and artistry, along with plenty of experience. This sort of soap commands time and attention to generate the best results, with many soap-makers stirring each recipe by hand, curing the soaps to prime quality over a six-week period and cutting bars for freshness on the day of shipment.

A little indulgence

Cold process soaps offer a little everyday luxury; artisan soaps made with nourishing natural ingredients offer sensory experiences that can’t be matched by high-street alternatives. Made without artificial detergents or irritants, cold process soaps are creamy and kind to skin, infused with vitamins, minerals and natural goodness for perfect pampering. Soap.club has over 70 different cold process natural soaps available at our store or sign up for our membership and have our soap conveniently delivered to your door each month. For more information contact us at info@soap.club. Relax, Recover & Rejuvenate.
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