Our artisanal production
When we create a cold-stirred soap, we start by thinking out the recipe: what oils I choose controls how the bubbles should look and how hard the soap becomes, and how should it smell, should it scrub? We select the oils I want to use, and the mineral pigments, ground herbs, fruit juices and spices that will give the soap its properties and its color, and essential oils for the scent. First we measure and weigh the ingredients, stir together the oils and the lye, mix in what gives texture, color and fragrance and then pours everything together and allows saponification to take place overnight.
We then cut the soaps by hand, and after they have dried for a few weeks, we pack them.
A big difference between soaps produced industrially and my handcrafted soaps is that my soaps still have their glycerin. Industrial soaps are often subjected to a process to remove the glycerin from the soap. The glycerin is then used for cosmetics and foods, and the soap that is left is not at all mild and caring anymore. In addition, the soap often gets ugly cracks because the softening glycerin is gone. Of course, in my soaps, all glycerin is still present. Our soaps are also superfatted, both glycerin and the extra fat makes many customers happy and return to my handmade eco soaps. Read more about different ways to make solid soap on the blog Nyponros.com
Soap is often prepared using animal fats, such as tallow and lard. We only use organic vegetable fat in our soaps - the main ingredient is Swedish cold-pressed rapseed oil.