What’s In Our Soaps?

IngredientsOur base mix has only four ingredients.

  1. Rapeseed oil
  2. Goats milk
  3. Coconut oil
  4. Lye

It’s a tiny list isn’t it?!  Here it is expanded for you:

Rapeseed oil
Goats milk
Coconut oil

That’s it, nothing else.

As it goes through the magical process of soap making the lye bonds with each of the other three ingredients. That is why the four ingredients appear on the label each with a fancy new name! Here are the four ingredients on the label:

Sodium Rapeseedate (rapeseed)

Caprae Lac (goats milk)

Sodium Cocoate (coconut oil)


But where’s the Lye? Well as it bonds with the oils and especially the goats milk it forms Glycerin which is a natural feed for the skin and promotes cell regeneration!

OK But What Is Lye?

Lye goes by several names; its official name is Sodium Hydroxid. Scary, no not really, as it is a natural chemical from wood ash, a strong alkali which bonds with the fatty acids in the oils to create a beautifully balanced pH soap, just suited to your skin. All hard bar soaps use lye. However the problem comes when you rush things; our soap cures over time (up to 6 weeks sometimes more) which allows the chemical processes to complete naturally, In the big factories they rush things, using heat and pressure to speed things up and completing the whole process in just hours, this leaves by-products behind which can be damaging to your skin but is much cheaper to produce.