Handmade Soap

Shea Butter Bath Soap

At Essential Joy, our Unscented Handmade Soap is made with natural ingredients. We use a blend of carefully selected oils and or butters. Therefore, these skin-loving oils  will cleanse and nourish your skin.

The primary oils we use are Olive, Coconut, Castor, and Palm. In some soap, we also add coconut milk and or shea butter. All of these ingredients cleanse, soothe or help retain the skins’ moisture.

Some of our soap has charcoal or pumice. These ingredients deep cleanse the body. Colloidal [ground] oatmeal added to soap is soothing to the skin.

Because many people are sensitive to essential oils and fragrances so we’ve chosen to leave them out of our soap.

Soap Making Process

Our small batch cold process soap bars are handcrafted in New Hope, AL. We use no harmful chemicals in the production process. Because you may be allergic to an ingredient, please see ingredient list for any skin sensitivities or allergies.

Making handmade soap uses fat/oil and lye. In the process we have two natural byproducts – soap and glycerin. Both of these are important to a good bar of soap. The soap removes dirt and oils from the skin. Glycerin moisturizes the skin – it is a  humectant – it attracts moisture from the air. Therefore we see that glycerin helps prevent dry skin.

There is lye in your soap? Yes, soap is made with lye. However, with the right amount of lye in the mix, the fat/oil and lye becomes soap [saponification]. There will be no lye remaining. In conclusion, there is no lye, only soap and glycerin to cleanse and moisturize your skin.

Available Soap

Our Unscented Soap includes – Shampoo Bars, Baby Bastille Soap, Oatmeal Coconut Milk Soap, Salt Facial Bars and Castile Soap.

Variety of Soap

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