INGREDIENTS IN OUR HANDMADE SOAPS
We make our soap completely from scratch, using raw ingredients and recipes we created in a process known as “cold process”. This allows us to make small batches that are easier to control and produce a high quality soap.
The ingredients we use to make our handmade soaps vary, depending on the type of soap made. All soaps are made with some kind of oil, some kind of liquid (mostly water) used as a carrier for our lye, and of course sodium hydroxide or ‘lye’ (potassium hydroxide for liquid soaps). Before you go screaming off into the sunset about lye and it’s caustic nature.. let’s take a closer look at the soap making process.
There is a saying in the soaper’s community that states “you cant have soap without lye!” This is completely true. When a liquid (like water), fats and lye (a strong alkali) are all mixed properly, there is a chemical process called saponification. Hence, the word soap. This is the only way to get true soap. Once this process is complete, you end up with two main products; soap and glycerin. There is also some amount of water left over but this tends to leave the soap as it cures. And, if the soaper chooses, he (or she) can decide to “superfat” the soap to help create a more conditioning bar for either skin or hair by leaving some extra oil in the recipe at differing proportions. So.. repeat after me.. “there is no lye in finished soap”.
Aastha Spa Handcrafted soaps are made in small batches with all natural ingredients. We work with specialized charts and a good digital scale to determine the correct proportions of ingredients to use in our soap making process. This allows for a gentle, all natural soap that ends up just the way it was intended… good for the skin and no guesswork!
Activated Charcoal Soap - Currently Available
Activated charcoal is made by heating regular charcoal with gases that cause internal spaces to develop which allow activated charcoal to trap chemicals. For this reason, activated charcoal is often used to absorb toxic substances.
We Soap combines activated charcoal with our unique blend of cleansing and moisturizing oils to create a bath soap fit for the entire body.
Our Soaps are hand-made in small batches using the cold process method of soap making to retain the soap’s natural glycerin. Every bar uses the cleansing and moisturizing power of coconut and palm oils to provide a gentle cleanse for nearly every skin type.
Ingredients: Water, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Palm Oil, Fragrance, Activated Charcoal, Sodium lactate, Vitamin E, Rice Flour
Rs. 100/- Gross Wt Gms
Lavender Soap - In Production
Aastha Spa’s Lavender makes the perfect addition to any bedtime routine. There is nothing better after a long day than the soothing scent of lavender to calm your mind and help you get a good night sleep.
Aastha Spa’s Bath Soaps are hand-made in small batches using the cold process method of soap making to retain the soap’s natural glycerin. Every bar uses the cleansing and moisturizing power of coconut and palm oils to provide a gentle cleanse for nearly every skin type.
Bath Soaps average 100 grams by weight.
Ingredients: Water, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Palm Oil, Fragrance, Color, Vitamin E and Rice Flour.
Rs. 100/- Gross Wt 100 Gms