People often ask me why I use certain oils in soap. I always explain that there are qualities of the oils that are desirable (or undesirable). Selecting oils is a balancing act for sure in order. Oils are selected based on which soap I am creating. For example I add certain oils for a strong hand cleansing bar that I might not use in a daily bar of soap. The hand bar wouldn't hurt the skin of the body but there are oils which are more adventitious for more tender skin. Coconut oil is by far the most versatile of all of the oils and can be found in the majority of soaps made on the farm.
Coconut oil offers a superior cleansing action and a fluffy lather. It quickly combines with other oils to create a smooth consistency. It doesn't separate or get lumpy. It creates a hard bar so it lasts longer in your shower. The creaminess of the soap made with coconut is unmatched. The bubbles last forever with the coconut bar. Are there any downsides? Yes! If you make a soap with solely coconut oil and don't add other oils the resulting bar might be drying and hard on the skin. Thankfully, this is a well documented fact and additional oils are always added to every bar of soap on the Farm.
Check out the wonderful bars on the Farm. You'll be glad you did.
My name is, Polly J. Huenink-Schellinger. I am a Registered Nurse, Board Certified Holistic Nurse, Reflexologist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Parish Nurse, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster Facilitator.