Cold process soap making is an old but reliable method of making soap. This process involves sodium hydroxide, also known as lye, and oils/butters which cause a chemical reaction called saponification. Once this process has taken place, you are left with a salt otherwise known as soap. A properly formulated recipe has zero lye in it once the saponification process is complete. There are so many wonderful oils and butters on the market however I had to pick a few I thought best for my customers skin as well as my own families.
Each batch of Fosters Fields soap starts with a generous amount of olive oil for a gentle bar followed by coconut and palm oils which add hardness and cleansing properties to the soap. These alone make a wonderful bar but I wanted Fosters Fields bars to be just a little better so I also add a few other skin loving oils and butters to my bars which may include castor oil, apricot oil, avocado oil, shea butter, cocoa butter along with a few clays and herbs. Each batch is than hand cut and set aside to cure for a minimum of 4 weeks before carefully packaging with my handmade labels.
Cold process soaps retain their natural glycerin, unlike commercial soaps which have theirs stripped away. The high glycerin content is great for your skin however to maximize the life of your cold process soap, they should be kept in an appropriate soap dish which prevents the soap from sitting in water in order to dry between uses.
You will be truly amazed at the difference a hand made bar of soap will have on your skin!
NOTE-Due to the handmade nature of these bars, swirls and colors may vary with each new batch. Some of Fosters Fields products are heat/cold sensitive. Please email me with any question about my products or their ingredients.