About our soap making process and ingredients

Earth Goodness Natural soapsCold process soap making is a combination of an art and science. The condensed version of this type of soap making is that there is a certain proportion of lye (sodium hydroxide) and water to fatty acids that forms a chemical reaction called “saponifaction.” During saponification, the oils and lye mix and become soap – the process takes approximately four to six weeks to fully complete. During this period, the soap hardens, some water moisture is lost and the sodium hydroxide evaporates... all our soaps are made this way.

 

Earth Goodness soap ingredients:


 

 

Base Oils

Moringa oilSoap's main ingredient is oil, if prepared in cold process, the soap will carry the properties and nutrition of the oil. Different oils behave differently, and react differently with the different skin types. Certain oils are also very enriching to the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and clean, others even fight fungus and bacteria and heal wounds and cuts, some even fight acne and other skin conditions such as psoriasis and dandruff. The right balance will create soap with certain features, suited for the right skin condition. Combined with floral and herbal scents, one can reach a pleasurable experience of cleanliness and freshness while positively affecting the mood.

 

 

 

Main base oils used in our soap

  • Olive oil

Olive oil makes an excellent soap that is nourishing to the skin and hair; producing lather only when the body oils have been removed; that means when the skin is clean. On its own in soap, olive oil lather is mild and a bit slimy – but when mixed with other oils, the resulting soap is quite amazing, bringing both the great benefits of the olive oil and the pampering qualities of added oils and herbs resulting in a complete luxurious soap

  • Moringa oil

Moringa oil has moisturizing, nourishing, and emollient properties, and also excellent cleaning ability. Modern uses are found in soap, perfumes, shampoos, and other skin care products. Moringa oil is very useful in cleaning hair and scalp.

  • Sage oil

 When sage seed oil is added to soap, the benefits that are experienced by users to the health and tone of their skin can be extraordinary. The Omega-3 nutrients and antioxidants that are present in sage seed oil are the perfect remedy for skin that has become dry and worn due to age or exposure to the elements. With the rejuvenating effects of regular sage seed oil treatments, many users have discovered that the natural elasticity of their facial skin has improved and distractions such as crows feet and frown lines seem less prominent.

Other oils we use in our soaps are: Coconut butter, Shea butter, Palm oil, Castor oil, Grape seed oil, Neem oil, Sweet Almond oil and Avocado oil. These oils have varying effects on the final soap bar, ranging in softness, degree of lather and longevity.

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Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Oils

Essential Oils & Aromatherapy OilsScents and fragrances - add a whole other dimension to soaps. The range is as vast as one’s imagination. There are times when we prefer a citrusy mood, or a walk-in-the-woods mood or that of a stroll in an herb or floral garden. We were asked to make soaps with scents of a temple, or the aromas of baked pies and cookies… even soaps that brought memories of a dear relative long gone. In all the experiments, We always realized that the final judge of the soap was you, the user, and the most satisfying feeling is that of pleasure each soap user gets from the product inspired by their imagination and made for them. In our shower stall several types of soap can be found at any given time, to provide that perfect mood.

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Exfoliation & Massage Ingredients

Additives - such as ground plant parts impact the final result as they color the soaps and leave a certain visual effect. These are used to increase the exfoliating ability of soaps and to remove dead skin, rejuvenating it and adding an uplifting feeling. Typically these soaps are used in luxury spas. Other additives also used for their exfoliating effects may include refined clays and raw sea salts.

 

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Herbal Infused Oils

Oil herbal infusionOil herbal infusion - We use herbal enriching methods for some of the oils used in soap by infusing the oils with mixtures of dried herbs before converting them to soap. This process passes to the oils some of the characteristics of the herbs, medicinal plants and flowers, enriching the oils even further with scents and skin beneficial effects. These herbs are grown locally and organically, and are collected at the right time yielding best effects. Some grow wild in the hills of the Galilee and Mount Carmel, others are grown in the garden of our farm. They include Lavender, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Rose buds, Lemon Verbena, Lemon grass, Citrus blossoms, Bay leaves and others

 

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Natural Spring Water

Pure rain waterIn our soap making we use natural spring water, purified and filtered, for a natural pure water, without chemicals and hard minerals found in tap water.