Lancaster Soapmakers
Lancaster Soapmakers
Lancaster Soapmakers
Lancaster Soapmakers

Soap Making Process

Cold Process Soap


     There are basically three ways to make soap. One common way is called "melt and pour" soap. These are generally glycerin based transparent soaps. They're not as harmful as the commercial bars, but it's not how we make our soap.   

     The other two methods are "hot process" and "cold process." The hot process method utilizes heat after the saponification (to be converted into soap) process has taken place, while the cold process method does not. The cold process method takes the most time, but is undoubtedly the best method for producing the highest quality soaps, and is the method we use for all our handmade soap bars.     

     Cold process soap bars are made using a combination of oils or fats and lye. Lye sounds dangerous, but all the caustic qualities of the lye are removed during the saponification process. When the lye interacts with the oils or fats, it creates glycerin. The type of oils and fats used make a difference in how hard or soft the soap bar ends up being, how it feels on your skin, and how well it lathers.

     To sum it up, the best soap for your skin and body is a handmade, all natural cold process soap bar. Once you've tried one of our all natural soap bars, you'll never again be satisfied with store-bought bars.

Lancaster Soapmakers

Lancaster, PA 17601




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