How We Make Our Soap
at The Great Canadian Soap Company
Not all Soap is really Soap
At The Great Canadian Soap Company, we want you to feel comfortable in your skin! Today, many people don't. That's because the soap sold in stores today is more likely to be a
synthetic detergent than a true soap.
"The [US FDA] regulatory definition of "soap" is different from the way in
which people commonly use the word.[...] FDA interprets the term "soap" to apply
only when --The bulk of the nonvolatile matter in the product consists of an
alkali salt of fatty acids and the product's detergent properties are due to the
alkali-fatty acid compounds, and The product is labeled, sold, and represented
solely as soap". http://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/ucm074201.htm
Our soap is, by this definition, a true soap. It is not a "beauty bar",
a "bath bar" a "deodorant bar" or any other non-soap bar that is likely just a
synthetic detergent. Our true soap is safe enough for your whole family, from
babies to elders, unlike some other "soap" out there, and it is gentle to even
the most sensitive skin.
How we make our Goat's Milk Soap
Cold Process Soap Making is an exercise in exact measuring of both
ingredients and temperatures. In chemical terms, soap is a salt, made by combining
an acid (fat or oil) and a base (lye). This process is known as saponification.
The resulting foaming salt is what we know as Soap.
Our soap is made with a mixture of Olive Oil and Coconut Oil. Olive Oil is a
mild oil, high in antioxidants, including vitamin E. Coconut Oil helps to make
the soap lather and makes the bar harder. These oils are carefully measured,
mixed together and then gently heated to just the right temperature.
Next we add our own farm fresh goat's milk.
Again, the milk is carefully measured and the temperature must be just right
before adding it to the warm oil mixture. Our soap is 26.5% goat's milk. Goat's
milk has a Ph very close to our own skin's Ph and is full of protein, lactic
acid and vitamins A, Bs and D. It's rich in beneficial nutrients and is easily
absorbed into your skin where it goes right to work as a natural moisturizer.
Once added and mixed in well,
the mixture thickens to a consistency much