Despite a huge surge of interest in handmade soap in recent years, many people are still none the wiser about the actual process of soap making. So what exactly is it and how is it created? The answer might surprise you: soap is a salt. Not the kind that you find in your salt shaker, but still a salt – well, at least chemically speaking. Soap is made when fats react with alcali and undergo a radical transformation from grease to something you can clean things with. This reaction is called saponification, and the process has been around for thousands of years, helping people be cleaner and smell better one bar of soap at a time.
Sacred Plants Farmacy uses only vegetable based oils, no tallow (beef fat) and never palm oil. Each batch is makes 12 bars and though we have about 6 favorite, we are constantly expanding and developing new formulas for specific needs.
Our handmade soaps are each designed to serve a purpose beyond gentle cleaning and not drying out your skin. For example, activated charcoal and clays help to draw out toxins and impurities from pores. Meanwhile, shea and mango butters add both a hydrating and anti-inflammatory boost, and lavender, rose, and lemongrass, to name a few, cleanse without over-drying. Stop in the Apothecary and ask which ones are best for you.
Each unique bar comes in a drawstring cotton bag with our favorite bee stamped on it.