We love collaborations and we love saponification. That is why we are so happy for our colleagues, Sara and Magnus, in Västerbotten's inland who are using recycled and purified fat from restaurants for saponification. What a sustainability mindset! The oils are not guaranteed to be of organic origin, but here it is a recycling mindset that makes the product so sustainable.

The soap does not contain much water and therefore lasts a very longtime. It is super-greased which means that it has special preserving and caring properties. The soap is small-scale and artisan produced.

Do you know the difference is in manufacturing between liquid/solid soap and solid soap/soap cake? Saponification with potassium hydroxide produces a sticky soap (solid) that can be diluted into a liquid product. A soap bar is made with sodium hydroxide and cut as cakes or moulded into shape.

Västerbottenssåpa's basic recipe is from 1926 and is produced on a small scale in the village of Siksjönäs outside Vilhelmina. They investigate what is left over and make something new out of it! 

Vet du vad skillnaden är i tillverkning mellan flytande/fast såpa och fast tvål/såpakaka? Förtvålning med kaliumhydroxid ger en klibbig såpa (fast) som kan spädas till flytande produkt. En fast tvål/ såpa tillverkas med natriumhydroxid och skärs som kakor eller gjuts i formar.

Västerbottenssåpas grundrecept är från 1926 och tillverkas småskaligt i Vilhelmina, Västerbotten. De tar reda på sådant som blir över och gör något nytt av det!