Cold saponified soaps are softer, more hydrating and more qualitative. They naturally contain glycerin, are enriched in oils and butters, and these fatty substances which have not been heated or only slightly, retain their moisturizing and nourishing properties.
How it works? I explain to you.
Cold saponification is the method our ancestors used to make their soap. First of all, you should know that soap is a product resulting from a chemical reaction between a fatty substance (oils, butters etc.) and an alkaline agent such as soda. The soda is exhausted naturally and completely, and the glycerin created is retained. This chemical reaction makes it possible to obtain soap and glycerin and this is called cold saponification.
Hot saponification is the method used by industries. Why? Because it allows you to make soaps quickly! In this method, the basic ingredients are heated for several hours to speed up the process, the paste is rinsed several times with water to remove the soda residue to obtain a non-corrosive soap. This step removes the glycerin and causes a loss of nutrients from the ingredients.
Ecologically speaking, cold saponification wins! In addition, the craftsman can choose local and organic products!
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