FAQ: What base do you use for your soap?

FAQ: What base do you use for your soap?

A frequent question asked is "What base do you use for your soap?" My answer; we don't. We make all our soap from scratch.

Standard ingredients in a pre-made soap base usually include a mix of oils such as olive, coconut, and palm, and an emulsifier. Some bases also contain Propylene Glycol and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Soaps made in this fashion skip the important curing stage so they easily melted in the shower or bath.  Also, the soapmaker has no control over the base's ingredients.

Cold and hot processed soap making, on the other hand, is made from scratch. It is an art and takes patience, effort, precision, and skill. The maker selects what oils to use based on the characteristics the maker would like to see in the finished product. And as the soap cures the harder it gets which equals a longer lasting bar.

All Mountain Girl soap is made completely from scratch. Our singular focus is to make the best soap we know how. Use select ingredients from our region. We formulate with an expert hand. Craft in micro-batches. It’s what we do.

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