Ingredients at The Soapy Bar

Posted by Camille Sanon on

Hi there! I entered the world of soap making to create a product I felt was safe enough for my son to use. Soap making provided me with a way to control what went onto my family's body in order to keep them safe from unnecessary chemicals. Because he had sensitive skin with cracks prone to infection, I had to be very selective as to what I used on his skin.

Our soaps are made of our base recipe of 7 oils: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Soybean Oil, Organic and Sustainable Palm Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter, and Shea Butter not in any particular order. We add various additives such as essential oils, charcoal, oatmeal, or milk to create different varieties of soap. If you like fragrances, we have fragranced products as well! Please understand that we are truly selective about the fragrances we use as well!

Each oil was chosen for their properties in the soap that would allow me to create a bar of soap that I would be happy with. I choose organic oils to reduce the amount of exposure to pesticides, unnecessary chemicals, as well as sustainable farming methods. This is a must when making a product for my son's skin which is already inflamed and has cracks in it due to the eczema. Irritated skin is more prone to infections as it's natural defense system as a barrier is compromised so it must be protected.

 My soap aims for a specific feel of the skin after the bath or shower. It should feel clean and soft. Never tight or itchy.  I have found that the combination of oils that I use work well together and creates a hard bar of soap which I can customize with the colors and additives that I choose. This particular recipe took a while to perfect and I am proud of the time that I took to create a soap that I truly enjoy.

All of the products in our collections are handcrafted using premium ingredients so that you can relax and enjoy what we have to offer without the worry of what is inside of it.  As we add new  products to our portfolio, please understand that each ingredient is chosen thoughtfully and with a specific purpose in mind. With that being said, I hope you enjoy our products as much as we have enjoyed making them!