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Chemistry, Lye, Making Soap, Saponification, Superfatting -

What is Saponification? "Saponification is a process by which triglycerides are reacted with sodium or potassium hydroxide (lye) to produce glycerol and a fatty acid salt called "soap." The triglycerides are most often animal fats or vegetable oils. When sodium hydroxide is used, a hard soap is produced. Using potassium hydroxide results in a soft soap." — ThoughtCo Artistic Chemistry There is a heart of any process and the heart of making soap is Saponification. Without Saponification, there is no soap! This is the chemical reaction that turns oils and butters into beautiful artistic soaps!   When I started my...

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all soap is made with lye, chemical reaction, Lye, perception, saponification, science, Soap, Soap Making, Sodium Hydroxide, truth -

As a soap maker, a question I hear often is "Do you make your soap with Lye?". All real soap, whether it is hot process, cold process, melt and pour or other methods, is made with lye. But there is a HUGE difference between if a soap is made with Lye, and if it contains Lye!

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black raspberry vanilla, cupcakes, energy, margarita, products, usage -

Hey Island Life Soap fans!  I thought that we would start to write a blog to keep you updated on what we have made, what we are making and what you can expect in the future!   Alicia and I are blessed and humbled by all of you and your support of our business.  I cannot believe how much we have grown this year and we owe it to you guys, our customers. This first blog post will talk about one of our most popular products, our Bubbly Bath Cupcakes!! These were literally just something we thought would be fun and...

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