How We Make Our Soaps
First off, only natural oils, mixed with our proprietary lye, get added together to create the soap batter
The batter gets added to the mold.
The soap is shaped by our savonnier.
The first step of the process is complete - now we let it sit for 24hrs to cool and firm up.
After cooling, the soap is removed from the mold and prepared for cutting.
Soap pieces are cut one by one, by hand.
The Palanan logo stamp in use!
The soaps need 6 weeks to cure.
Why a Cold Process
There are a many reasons why we decided on using the cold process. Here are a few:
Scent - Using essential oils can mean the scent is not as strong as people are used to from traditional soap/shampoo that use a chemical mix, but with cold process soap, the essential oil scent is maintained and even gets stronger
Texture - The texture of the soap is very creamy and rich this way. It’s just the right feel.
Lather - When people read about soap and shampoo bars, they are worried about getting a good later. With the cold process, you get a rich later every time.
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