Frequently asked questions
How do I properly care for my natural soap?
Our soaps are made with wholesome natural ingredients so it is important to properly care for your soap so it will last as long as possible.
Why does natural soap sometimes have ash or a powdery looking white substance on the tops?
Soda Ash can develop on top of natural soaps due to changes in climate (high humidity especially) and the process of cold process soap making can result in some ash. If you notice a little white on top, it will easily wash off and does not affect the quality and is completely safe to use.
Is goats milk soap safe for sensitive skin?
Yes! Goats milk is known to be a great choice for skin with conditions such as eczema, psoriais, acne, etc..
Are you soaps available for wholesale purchase?
Yes! We are more than happy to discuss wholesale options if you'd like to carry our products in your store or on your site! Please use the form on our home page to submit any questions and inquiries you might have or email us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do your soaps contain any dyes or fragrances?
At Grace Gardens we only use natural colorants and fragrances!
Are your soaps strongly scented?
Our soaps are formulated to be gently scented. You will find that certain oils have stronger terpene profiles and give off a stronger scent than others. While certain oils may not give off a very strong scent, they are still beneficial to the skin!
What is the shelf life on natural soaps?
As long as you keep our soap in a dry, room temperature environment, our soaps should last 1-2 years. After a year or so you could start to notice spots or changes in the soap. This doesn't affect the usefulness of the soap or make it unsafe to use, but aesthetically you may begin to notices some changes.
What exactly is cold process soap?
Cold process soap is just one way to create soap. It is made by combining oils and sodium hydroxide (lye), which causes a chemical reaction called saponification. Saponification is the process in which triglycerides are combined with a strong base to form fatty acid metal salts during the soap-making process. The distribution of unsaturated and saturated fatty acid determines the hardness, aroma, cleansing, lather, and moisturizing abilities of soaps. Once the ingredients are combined and the soap reaches a point called "trace" each batch is hand poured into molds. From there, our soaps are topped with botanicals, herbs, seeds, and all things natural. This is also when we shape and create textures and swirls.