Shea Butter Cold Process Soap
Legend has it that at Mount Sapo in Rome, known for animal sacrifices, the residual fat and ash got collected under ceremonial alters. One day heavy rain caused fat and ash to mix with water, and that mixture flowed down the slopes to the river where women were washing their clothes and the clothes became very clean.
Cold process soap is made by using an external heat source to speed up the saponification process. Saponification is what happens when a fatty acid reacts with an alkali. When the two are combined, the alkali first splits the fats or oils into their two major components, fatty acids and glycerine. Next the sodium in the alkali joins with the fatty acid of the fat or oils. This combination is then the sodium salt of the fatty acid that produces soap.
The process is made with precise weights and measurements to ensure accurate sodium hydroxide/water/oil ratio. Hence, soap makers have to be skilful, as absolute attention is needed to ensure health & safety due to the use of the highly corrosive chemical, sodium hydroxide. This chemical will have completely reacted once the soaps are fully cured.
We use olive, coconut, sustainable palm, and castor oils, as well as, Fair Trade Shea butter and organic aloe vera juice. For colours, we only use natural colorants or mineral micas.
All our traditional cold process soaps contain Shea butter, as the moisturiser present in it is very similar to those produced by the sebaceous glands. Shea butter is a cream instilled with superb moisturising and healing properties for the skin.
The application of premium grade Shea butter has shown to help with wrinkles, eczema, blemishes, rashes, dermatitis and other skin conditions. At YNNY, we only use only 100% pure Fair Trade Shea butter guaranteeing the finest quality end products for our customers.
Our range of finest quality artisanal soaps are exceptionally mild, moisturising, and nourishing to the skin, making them suitable for all skin types, and particularly very dry and sensitive skin. For those people with skin conditions, we recommend that you use the unscented soap. Some soaps also have exfoliating ingredients added to them. Once you have used this type of soap, you would not want to use anything else.
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