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Soap

We make our goat's milk, oatmeal, and shaving soaps using

all-natural ingredients, infusing each bar with SWL lavender essential oils  and 'grosso' lavender flowers.


ABOUT SOAP:

  • Soap has been in existence since 2800 B.C.

  • Soap-making, or saponification, is the chemical reaction between an acid and a base, to form a salt called soap.

  • When a base (lye/sodium hydroxide/caustic soda) is combined with an acid (plant oil/animal oil), the molecules combine and a chemical reaction occurs.

  • Lye is molecularly transformed, converting oil into soap, and no lye remains in the final product. 

  • Without lye, there is no soap.

  • Check labels on commercial soap:

          sodium cocoate = coconut oil that has been reacted with lye

          saponified olive oil = olive oil that has been reacted with lye​

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SWL Soaps & Bath Salts: Our Farm

Bath Salts

We make our bath salts using all-natural ingredients, combining Epsom and Dead Sea salts with SWL lavender essential oils and 'grosso' lavender flowers.

ABOUT BATH SALTS:​

  • Chinese records indicate use of salts in baths to aid in restoration and healing of the body dating back to 2700 B.C.

  • The ancient Romans used Magnesium Chloride in their baths

  • Epsom salts are named for a spring at Epsom in Surrey, England where the mineral compound is found.

  • Epsom salts are made up of Magnesium Sulfate, and when dissolved in water, are thought to have beneficial properties that can soothe the body and mind, and ease pain and relieve inflammation.

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SWL Soaps & Bath Salts: Our Farm
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