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Cold process is a way of making soap. It uses cooler temperatures and time for it to do its process. Mix Lye (sodium hydroxide) and distilled water with a combination of oils, butters, or waxes to create soap. There is more chemistry to it but I will keep it simple. We also make all of our soaps on site here in Lovington, NM.
Some soap can be harsh on the skin. It can strip away the important oils with detergents and not have enough good oils to replace it with. Cold process with labels you can read the ingredients can help you make a better informed decision about the products you buy.
My youngest son was allergic to many things. One of them being cows milk. We raised milk goats and had 20 head of goats. That is a lot of work, but we also ended up with so much milk. In the back of one of my books on goats there was recipes for cheese and soaps. I did learn how to make cheese too. I fell in love with soap making. The idea of having liquids and then turning into a solid that you can use was inspiring. So many combinations and designs. I started making more and more soaps and giving them as gifts. Friends and family wanted to purchase them and give as gifts or keep and use for themselves. We do not have goats any longer. For the soaps I use fresh from a local source or use powder or can.
Yes we do. My whole family uses the soaps we make and we have for several years now. If we forget to pack soap and end up using other soap, our skin feels raw, not moisturized.
We are always coming up with new soaps. Either the combinations of oils or a fragrance will come to mind. The companies do a good job of having new fragrances that we want to try. Or perhaps we see other techniques we want to try.
We have made soaps that have beeswax, shea butter, clays, charcoal, almond oil, olive oil, coffee, goat milk, coconut milk, nut free, honey, or pink Himalayan salt. The list goes on but that gives you an example.
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