A luxurious blend of healthy oils using a high percentage (60%-70%) of our farm-grown California Hass Avocado oil. Our rich green, thick, Extra-Virgin Avocado Oil is cold-pressed by hand using only grade-A fruit pulp (no skins or seed). Coconut oil is added for its cleansing properties and to extend the life (hardness) of the bar, and a small percentage of extra-virgin olive oil to extend the silky/creamy feeling. Very lightly scented with coconut fragrance oil, and a pinch of finely ground dried avocado seed is added as a mild exfoliant.
For those knowledgeable about handmade soaps, we process everything below temperatures of 115F to prevent gel phasing and loss of the avocado nutrients. The coconut scent oil (only 1 drop per bar) is added to neutralize the avocado scent and should not be objectionable to those allergic to scented soaps.
Available in a "natural" silky-matte finish or "rustic" (re-milled) finish. Comes in a lightweight handmade box making it a great gift item.
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Frequently asked Questions:
1: How much avocado oil is used?
2: Is this soap scented?
3: Do you use avocado pulp?
3: Does it contain lye?
Answer: No, but we use it. The process of making soap requires that an alkali (base) liquid be mixed with fats or oils to start a process called saponification which converts these fats/oils to solids that we know as soap. Once the molecules combine and the saponification is complete, the alkali (lye) is neutralized and is no longer present in the soap. In fact, this process also creates a valuable by-product called glycerin which large commercial soap manufacturers extract and resell. Although seldom listed on the ingredients, handmade soaps retain the beneficial glycerin. Lye (sodium hydroxide) is the most common alkali used for soapmaking and replaces hardwood ash that was used in soapmaking as early as 2800 BC in Babylonia.