All of my hot process soap is made in my studio by my hand. I know every ingredient that goes into the process and I make sure you know too!
Stella B soaps are always organic, vegan andcome from sustainable sources! Check out my Etsy Shop to shop the latest batches.
My soaps are infused with essential oils, both for their healthful properties and their rich, harmonizing fragrances. Ground coffee acts as a naturally gentle exfoliant and ground spices, including cacao powder and ground paprika, may be used as colorants.
I believe that people should know what goes into the products they use every day. As such, I always list the ingredients for each soap batch in the appropriate Etsy listing. The basic ingredients are always the same:
Other ingredients, including essential oils (never fragrance oils!!) and organic spices, like paprika, cacao powder and ground coffee are used for fragrance, exfoliation and coloration purposes. I also offer fragrance-free soap, called Purity, for those looking for a simple, organic soap.
* Sodium hydroxide is a saponifying agent and chemically reacts fully with the oils in a process called saponification, so there is no trace of it left in the final product. Sodium hydroxide, also known as lye, is absolutely required when making soap of any kind, even organic soap. There is no "more natural" alternative. But don't worry - sodium hydroxide, which naturally occurs in wood ashes, has been in use to create soap from oils since 300 AD! It's certainly not a recent additive!