Why is Lye Soap better?
The simple answer to this question is that lye soap is better at breaking down dirt, and making water, well - wetter. That is the whole point is to get the lather and get under those dirt partials to lift them off your skin.
That sounds drying right? The way lye soap is made (there will be another post about this later on) is because the soap is made of different fats/or oils that when the dirt is removed provides moisturizing benefits.
During the soap making process Glycerin is made naturally, which is a key component of why the soap is so skin loving before. Glycerin is a humectant which is substance that retains moisture. Essentially your skin will work at drawing the moisture from the air and deliver it to the skin.
The commercial soap brands that we see so frequently and think aren't those more cost effective than lye soap. Yes, but that is because they are selling you chemical detergents, hardeners and synthetic lathering agents.
City Side Soapery's soaps are made up of ingredients that you can pronounce and see daily. Like "Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Castor Oil" all of which you know of, or have seen. Some of which you even consume. other ingredients such as " Water and Sodium Hydroxide" water is easy. The sodium hydroxide is just lye.
Lye is simply made from ashes from a hardwood fire. All ingredients you can touch, see, and understand.
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