Soap making (to the soap workshop)
We produce the soaps using the so-called "cold-stirred process". The principle of soap production is that fats, in our case only high-quality, pure vegetable fats, are "saponified" at low temperatures (below 40 degrees Celsius) by adding caustic soda to soap and glycerine.
The special thing about it is that the cold-stirred process results in a high-quality soap (provided that high-quality oils and fats are also used), which is very lipid-replenishing and in which the glycerine that is produced in the soap is not removed from the soap mass.
The naturally occurring glycerine in the soap acts as a moisturizer for the skin.
We make the soap mass ourselves. The fats (coconut fat, shea butter, etc.) are heated in a stainless steel pan until the mixture has just melted. These fats are mixed together with olive oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, wheat germ oil and others.
Most of our raw materials come from controlled organic cultivation.
The caustic soda is added to the oil mass. It is stirred until the mass thickens like a paste.
Then the essential oils that give the soap its fragrance are added. Ground herbs, rose and lavender flowers are also added at this stage. Everything is stirred again briefly.
The soap mass is then poured into molds or as a block.
Then the mass rests in the molds.
The saponification process is an exothermic reaction that releases heat. Therefore, the temperature in the soap mass rises by itself, which can be measured with a thermometer. After 1-2 days, the soap is taken out and cut.
Then it has to "mature" for another 4-6 weeks.
You can learn all of this in our soap workshop - To the soap workshop