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What’s the Expiry Date?

expiry date of natural soap

In a nutshell, good soap is like good wine: the older, the better. Our chemist advised we should use the 6M PAO symbol you will find on our labels. Chemists used to have guidelines for cosmetic reports in which it was stated soaps are usually fine for up to 30 months, but they do not …

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Soda Ash

soda ash on soap

If you’ve ever used cold process soap or if you’ve just been eyeing it on store shelves, you’ve probably noticed some bars have this uneven white, ashy powder or film usually on top, which gives them a frosty look, as if they’re getting ready for Christmas or something. To some bars it may lend a …

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What Is Super Fat?

Superfat soap handmade

We were telling you in our introductory article on natural handmade soap that some artisan soaps have a super fat. Since we promised to come back on the topic, here is a very short article explaining it. So what is super fat? Well, in a nutshell, it’s fat. And it’s super! No joke, really! Super …

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