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Check out the answers to some commonly asked questions.
Do you have a brick and mortar store?
No. We don't have our own brick and mortar store. Our products are for sale in many retail locations (Click Here for Where to Buy?), and we offer online shopping. If you order online, and are local, you may avoid shipping charges by selecting "Pick up in Claremore" as a shipping option. We can arrange a time for pick up at 755 E Lowry Rd, Claremore, OK 74017, after fulfillment, and via your confirmation email.
What Products Do You Make?
We specialize in Goat Milk Soap, in many different colors, and scents. We also make Shave Soaps, Shampoo Bars, Laundry Soap, Laundry Stain Remover, Lip Balm, Lip Scrubs, Himalayan Salt Scrubs, Bath Soaks, Bath Bombs, Solid Lotion, Whipped Body Cream, Lavender Linen Spray and Pest Away Spray. All made by hand, in small batches, with love, especially for you!
What Ingredients Do You Use? And Why?
Our basic soap recipe uses four basic oils... coconut oil, olive oil, lard and castor. These old-fashioned oils each play an important role in the finished soap. Here's how.
- Coconut oil cleanses and offers an incredible fluffy lather, but too much coconut oil can be drying on the skin.
- Olive oil produces a creamy lather that is moisturizing, but too much, and the lather is unstable, and the bar could take years to age!
- Lard, or pig tallow, stabilizes the lather and is a hardening fat. It creates a firm bar, that won't go to mush the minute it hits the shower.
- Castor oil has a unique fatty acid make up and helps increase lather quite a bit, creating a low, dense, creamy lather that works with the coconut oil. Castor oil is easily absorbed by the skin and offers great moisturizing properties.
Why do we use lard in our recipes? First of all, we don't claim to be vegan and we are not against animal products in our soap, hence the most important ingredient...goat's milk. Secondly, lard makes a great soap. It has a solid history in old fashioned soap making. And finally, pig tallow is a waste product of the meat industry. Here in Oklahoma, we raise and slaughter pigs for pork, bacon, etc. By using lard or tallow in our soaps, we are thus reducing waste and making the most of the life of an animal that was killed for food.
Many soap makers use Palm Oil as a substitute for Lard/Tallow, but unless it's certified sustainable, it could be destroying our rain forests, and thus a threat to our planet.
That's my thought process, what do you think?
How do you color your soap?
We generally use iron oxides, micas, natural clays, titanium dioxide and activated charcoal. Check out this interesting article explaining the difference between these soap coloring options. Click Here.
How do you fragrance your soap?
Our five star fragrances are created using essential oils, phthalate free fragrance oils, or both.
"Phthalates" is a broad term that refers to a wide variety of compounds of differing chemical structure. Safety concerns have been raised about Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and Diethyl Hexyl Phthalate (DEHP). We can assure you that none of our fragrances use these compounds.
We love essential oils and we respect our customers who have fragrance allergies, so we will always carry a variety of soaps that are scented with only essential oils. However, the majority of our soaps are fragranced with phthalate free fragrance oils that are designed to be bold and remain long lasting. Be sure to check our labels for confirmation.
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