5 Benefits of Cold Process Soap
Posted on November 06 2015
What is cold process soap?
Soap is one of those day-to-day products we take for granted, but did you know that this cleansing staple actually dates back thousands of years to when the ancient Babylonians mixed together fats and ash to make the very first soap?
Modern soaps often combine advanced ingredients but the essential idea of soap as we know it is based on this historic version.
There are different methods of making soap. The one we believe creates the best quality bar of soap is called the cold process method. Passed down through generations, the cold process soap making method creates gentle soaps that cured over 4 to 6 weeks produces a long-lasting bar with ultimate moisturization.
This traditional soap making technique allows us to use only the best natural ingredients and essential oils to produce soap that’s even suitable for sensitive skin.
The 5 Benefits of Cold Process Soap:
1. The Creamy Feel
Cold process soap made with all-natural ingredients like plant oils and butters creates a creamy lather for deep moisturization. Unlike other soap types, cold process versions penetrate deep into into the skin to help minimize dry itchy skin.
2. Powerfully Natural
The benefits of natural soap making ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter and olive oil can be lost through the heating process in hot process soap techniques; the cold process method ensures these natural ingredients are better preserved.
3. Intensive Scent
Cold process soaps are often fragranced with natural essential oils, like lavender and jasmine, or fragrance oils like chocolate or apple. Because cold process soap takes a number of weeks to fully cure, the scent intensifies over time.
4. Luxurious Lather
Unlike hot process soap, alternatives made through the cold process method can be skilfully whipped for the lightest touch, even floating on water! Cold process soap has the ability to create incredible lather to allow a truly luxurious bathing sensation.
5. Creatively Colorful
Cold process soap making techniques include a level of artistry, with many soaps decorated with swirls, layers of color and all sorts of interesting designs. Some are mixed with natural ingredients for texture while others have a top layer of herbs for an artistic final touch.
Soap.Club uses a proprietary technique to extract and enhance the natural color in the soap. There's absolutely no artificial colors in our soap.
6. Cold Process Soap, Naturally
Many soap makers choose to work with natural ingredients and the cold process method is ideal to preserve the benefits of plant-derived butters and oils. At Soap.Club, we use only extra virgin olive oil as the base for all of our handmade soaps with coconut oil, shea butter and hemp oil to create the most nourishing natural soaps. Our artisanal soaps are the result of a number of elements: a combination of natural ingredients, a traditional soap making method and the level of luxury that only handmade products carry.
Cold Process Vanilla Bean Latter Recipe - via Tiffany M.
Try our handcrafted soaps and you’ll enjoy:
Olive oil is suitable for all skin types as a moisturizer, penetrating deeply into the skin. Rich in anti-aging compounds, olive oil helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots for a more even skin complexion. Additionally, this natural plant oil can help neutralize free radicals, which are responsible for skin problems like breakouts.
A combination of chemistry and creativity, cold process soap making requires attention to detail and a much longer timeframe than other soap making techniques to create the best quality soap. Each recipe is stirred by hand, cured for at least six weeks and cut for freshness on the day of shipment to provide an exceptional customer experience.
Made with top quality natural ingredients, cold process soap offers a sensory experience that just can’t be matched by commercially-made alternatives. Free from artificial ingredients and drying detergents, cold process natural soaps are skin-kind with a luxuriously creamy lather that perfectly pampers your skin every day.
With more than 70 varieties of natural soap to choose from, Soap.Club can help you recover, relax and rejuvenate. Visit our online Scent Store and pick out your favorite fragrance!