Benefits of Lye Soap

What Is Soap?Created by a chemical reaction between oils, water and lye soap is the oldest cleanser around. Although lye is used to make soap there is no lye left after saponification process is complete. All soaps are created with lye. Mel’s Smells uses only VEGETABLE oils-no animal fats!

Better than Grandma’s!

Sure you’ve heard of lye soap that grandma used to make, but in golden times it was hard to determine how much lye to use according to their recipes Most of grandma’s soap recipes made created a product that was very harsh. We’ve come a long way BABY. The nice thing about technology is that we can better determine the qualities of our recipes by computer programs, leaving us with a skin beneficial non-harsh bar of soap.

Store Brand Soap

Most soaps available in the store today are not really soaps at all, but detergents. Detergents are a petroleum based product, like gasoline and kerosene. Detergents tend to leave your skin feeling dry, itchy and tight. Certain ingredients in mass-marketed soap have been proven harmful to human health and can cause severe skin irritations in some people. The most common ingredient in store bought bar soaps is sodium tallowate. It is the combination tallow, or beef fat, with lye.

Benefits of Handmade Soap

Those who suffer from skin conditions, as well as people that have sensitive skin or are hypoallergenic mostly find immediate relief by switching to a handmade soap. Compared to a store brand bar of soap, handmade soap is very mild. Mel’s Smells soaps are made from vegetable-based oils, such as olive and coconut. Our soaps do not contain the potentially harmful chemicals found in store bought soap.

Saponified (lye) soaps are great for dry skin, with quality natural ingredients that make a very soft, rich, creamy very sudsy lather. Each soap is handmade, hand poured and hand cut.

All natural veggie ingredients: Saponified Olive, Coconut, Soy & Palm. Also may contain Apricot Kernal Oil, shea butter, or cocoa butter to nourish your skin, natural color and some dyes. May also include herbs, grains, and seeds.