What does the "cold-processed method" really mean?
In short, the cold process method refers to a soap-making process that combines oils and lye (sodium hydroxide) using no heat. Yes, that's right, there is no cooking process, heat chambers, or fire required. Why oil and lye? Well, oil contains fatty acid, which is a natural moisturizer. When mixed with lye, a chemical reaction happens and forms soap! After mixing the two, we pour the mixture into molds to cure - it takes around 14 days to become solid soap bars.
It may sound like a very time-consuming process, and there are many ways to create soaps, but this method, in our opinion, produces the best quality (great things take time!). Nature has so much to offer, and it has lots of great benefits for our skin that, unfortunately, they can be lost through the heating process in the hot-process method.