A general guide to soap

A general guide to soap

Learn about the beautiful surfactants that should be in your green cleaning toolkit, with this general guide into a age old cleaner, Soap.


What is a true soap

A true soap, also known as soap in its purest form, is a cleansing agent made through the saponification process. It's created by mixing fats or oils with an alkali, such as lye (sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide). The chemical reaction between these components transforms them into soap molecules and glycerine. 

True soap is biodegradable and breaks down easily in the environment. It's free from synthetic detergents, fragrances, and additives commonly found in commercial cleansers, making it a natural and eco-friendly choice for cleaning and personal care.


Why Soap should be in your DIY toolkit

Pure soap emerges as a natural surfactant, a pivotal agent in effective cleaning, while also presenting itself as a gentler and safer alternative to synthetic detergents. Its innate biodegradability ensures a harmless breakdown, minimising its environmental footprint. Remarkably budget-friendly, pure soap delivers a pristine, inviting scent, free from the need for overpowering artificial fragrances.


About Castile Soap

The essence of authentic castile soap is distilled to a handful of pure elements: olive oil, water, and lye. This extraordinary creation comes to life in two distinct ways –liquid castile soap and the solid bar counterpart. The liquid variant proves its versatility by serving as the foundation for an array of DIY cleaning concoctions. Meanwhile, the solid bar is an eco-conscious alternative to conventional soap bars, contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle.


About Coconut Soap Flakes

Pure coconut soap boasts a delightfully uncomplicated composition: coconut oil, water, and lye. This minimalist blend not only speaks to its natural origins but also underlines its eco-friendly and family-safe characteristics. Suitable for a multitude of cleaning tasks, its inherent antibacterial attributes effectively fend off germs, while its surfactant nature adeptly tackles oil stains.

Available in user-friendly flakes, coconut soap becomes an effortless addition to your DIY toolkit. As a superior alternative to detergents, coconut soap embraces a truly natural approach to cleaning that resonates with both your values and the environment.


How to use Soap for natural cleaning solutions

Embrace the versatility and efficacy of soap as you transform your cleaning routine into a healthier, eco-conscious practice. Whether you're washing dishes, deep-cleaning surfaces, or refreshing your laundry, soap's natural goodness delivers impressive results without the harmful additives. 


How Soap is made

At the core of soap-making lies saponification – a chemical reaction that transforms fats or oils and an alkali (either potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide) into soap and glycerine. This reaction forms the basis of all soap production, whether liquid or solid.


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