Toledo Soap Co. - small batch soap, handmade in the Glass City.
Firm and long-lasting, these bars create a delightfully bubbly lather. Softly scented, they will release the spicy, woodsy aroma of cedarwood oil upon use. The addition of clay helps the bars last longer and gives the lather a lovely slip. The clay is a finely milled, cosmetic-grade red clay from Brazil. It is fairly traded and sourced through a small distributer with close ties to Brazil and the villages from whence it comes. Rich and earthy, it makes a perfect pairing for the warm cedarwood aroma. It might just lead you to believe you're suddenly breathing deeply in the middle of a forest.
INGREDIENTS: A gentle handcrafted soap, it is made with organic extra virgin olive oil, organic and sustainably sourced coconut oil, sodium hydroxide*, organic atlas cedarwood essential oil, and red Brazilian clay. Each bar is hand cut to approximately 3.5 ounces (100g).
As simple and sustainable as possible is the goal of Toledo Soap Co.
Hope you enjoy!
*sodium hydroxide (lye), is the magic that turns oils into soap. Through a process called saponification, the lye and oils mix to form an entirely new substance - soap! None of the lye is left after the saponification process is finished; the lye and oil molecules have broken each other apart and reformed into soap and glycerin, a soothing, natural humectant. Additionally, I add more oil than is needed for my recipe (called superfatting) to create a bar that is gentle and hydrating.