1. Why shouldI switch from my store-bought soap?
The soaps which you buy from stores are a concoction of harsh chemicals and detergents. They contain artificial lather boosters, phosphates,phthalates, synthetic colours,and synthetic fragrances. Glycerine is one of the natural by-products of soap making and this moisturizing agent is removed from store-bought soaps. The resulting soap strips the natural oils from the skin, leaving it dull and dry and exposes your skin to a host of unwanted chemicals witheach shower. These soaps are not only detrimental to your health but they also contaminate water bodies in the long run. If you care for your health and the sustainability of the environment switch to Body Tree Soaps.
2. How is Body Tree Soaps different from store-bought soaps?
Body Tree Soaps are made with pure vegetable oils, healing essential oils and nourishing herbs. These rich natural soaps are made in small batches using the cold process method to retain the healing properties of the oils and herbs.They are air-dried and aged for a minimum of four weeks to produce a mild, gentle and long lasting bar that is high in glycerine content. They contain natural colouring agents and exfoliants such as leaves and roots of herbs and plants.The luxurious lather of Body Tree Soaps exfoliates gently and cleanses deeply. Body Tree Soaps are handcrafted with care to leave your skin soft, smooth and glowing. The water resulting from the bath can be used directly to water your household plants.
3. What is cold process method and why is it preferred over melt and pour?
Body Tree Soaps are artisan soaps made using the cold process method. In cold process soap-making the soap is made from scratch using vegetable oils, sodium hydroxide and essential oils. The ingredients are never heated. Cold process soap-making retains the healing and nourishing qualities of the natural ingredients. Melt and pour soap-making uses mass produced bases which are melted to add colour and fragrance. Melt and pour soaps are easy to make but the maker has no control over the base ingredients.
4. What is Sodium Hydroxide(Lye) and why is it used in a natural soap?
Soap cannot be made without sodium hydroxide. It is a strong alkali. During saponification (the process of soap-making) the alkali reacts with the acids in the vegetable oil creating soap. The soap resulting from saponification does not have alkaline or acidic properties. That means the final product you use does not have any sodium hydroxide in it.
5. How long will my soap last?
We assure 30-40 washes if you do not soak it in a soap tray every time. Place the soap in a dry and raised soap tray with adequate drainage after each use. There is no other magic trick to save the soap.
6. Who can use Body Tree Soap?
Body Tree Soap is ideal for all age groups including babies, kids, teenagers, women, and men. They work equally well on both mature and tender skin.