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How our soap bars are made

Updated: Apr 20

Here is a how it's made series about our soap.

How is our soap made?

Ever wondered about the magic behind our soap? Brace yourselves, because we're about to dive into the intricate process of cold-processed soap making!

At the heart of it all is a beautiful interplay between lye solution and a luxurious array of oils—think Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, and more. These oils bring their own unique properties to the mix, from moisturizing to lathering like nobody's business.

Once our soap maestros have carefully combined the oils and lye solution, it's time to pour the concoction into molds. This is just the beginning of the journey. Over the next 24 to 48 hours, the soap batter undergoes a transformative process. It heats up, reaching temperatures as high as 180°F, entering what we like to call the "gel phase." It's like the soap is getting a warm hug, cozying up before it's ready to work its magic on your skin.

Here's where cold processed soap sets itself apart from the rest. Instead of relying on external heat sources, it takes its sweet time to saponify or turn into soap, all on its own. This process, known as "curing," is the secret behind cold processed soap's gentle touch and luxurious lather.

During the curing process, which can last anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks, the soap undergoes a gradual transformation. The essential oils and fatty acids mingle and meld, creating a harmonious blend that's as soothing as it is cleansing.

Let's not forget about the superhero ingredient: extra fat, also known as "super fat." This little powerhouse sticks around in the final product, ensuring your skin stays soft, supple, and oh-so-happy.

So, what exactly makes cold processed soap so special? It's the perfect blend of craftsmanship and science, a delicate balance of ingredients and technique. We're passionate about preserving the natural goodness of plant-derived oils and butters, and cold processed soap is our love letter to Mother Nature.

What is Cold Process Soap?

Cold process soap is like the maestro of soap making—it doesn't need any extra heat to work its magic. Don't be fooled by the term "cold" because things definitely heat up during the process! When lye meets natural butters and oils, it sets off a chemical reaction that generates its own heat. It's like witnessing a little bit of science sorcery right before your eyes!

This magical transformation is what turns a mishmash of ingredients into a solid block of soap. It's a perfect blend of art and science, where precise measurements and careful craftsmanship come together to create something truly special.

Here at Dorović, we're all about preserving the natural goodness of plant-derived oils and butters. That's why we swear by the cold process method—it allows us to harness the full benefits of these wholesome ingredients, ensuring that every bar of soap is packed with nourishing goodness.

So, the next time you lather up with one of our cold process soaps, remember that you're not just washing away the day—you're treating your skin to a little slice of nature's goodness, crafted with love and care.

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