FAQ and Resources

FAQ and Resources
Q. What is Handmade Soap Made Of ?

A. In the Handmade soap making process, oils and fats are combined with alkali and water to produce soap and glycerin. Natural Handmade Soap cleanses the skin, while glycerin moisturizes it. We at OH! Soaps make our Natural Handmade True Soap using a batch process with the highest quality pure skin-loving oils. We also use rich butters like cocoa butter, shea butter and mango butter.

Q. Is there lye in Handmade Soap?

A. No. Although lye (an alkali ) is used to make true soap, the chemical reaction between all of the ingredients used in the soap making process cause the lye to be literally “reacted away,” leaving behind a mild, effective bar of pure Handmade soap.

Q. I Have skin problems and have to be carefull of the soap I use.

A. The most accurate test of a good mild soap is how it works on your skin. We have received many emails, phone calls and testimonials from people who have seen dramatic changes in their skin using our natural handmade soaps

Q. The scent seems to diminish in a Bar Of Natural Handcrafted Soap after a period of time.

A. Essentials are very potent, they are also “volatile”, which means they evaporate rapidly. Natural Handmade soaps made with pure essential oils usually have a very soft, subtle fragrance. As the soap ages, the essential oils will evaporate off the outer layer of the bar. However, the oils remain inside the soap and as you use it in your shower or bath the scent will return.

Q. How should I take care of my Handmade Soap and how long will they last?

A. Handmade soap is a special product. Because it contains glycerin, it can retain more moisture than other soaps. We use a 100% natural blend of organic vegetable and nut-based oils that produce a long lasting bar of soap that consistently outlast other handmade soaps. To extend the life of your handmade soap, place it in a well-draining soap dish. Keep unused bars in a cool, dry place, and use them within a few months of purchase.

Q. How can I be sure of the ingredients in my Handmade Soap?

A. You can be absolutely certain of the ingredients OH! Soaps uses. We are proud to list ALL ingredients in every one of our products.

Q. What other ingredients are in you soap.

A. Essential oils and fragrance oils contribute scent; cosmetic-grade pigments impart color; and botanicals, spices, and other natural and organic ingredients add texture and a gentle exfoliation.

Q. Are your soaps superfatted?

A. All of our soaps are “superfatted” or super-enriched with additional oils that are literally suspended in the soap and applied directly to the skin while bathing, providing even more emollience.

Q. Why is Glycerin Important?

A. Glycerin is naturally produced during the Handmade soap making process. In fact, pound for pound, glycerin costs more than soap, which is why some soap companies remove the glycerin from the soap and sell it to manufacturers of things like tooth paste and lotion.

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