Why handmade?

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In this economy it is easy to get roped into the dollar soap deal. It bubbles, it cleans, and it’s affordable… job done. For the most part, you are right. Most commercial soaps are made in large factories using the most economical ingredients available like chemical detergents, hardeners, and synthetic lathering agents.These soaps containing synthetic ingredients can be harmful to your skin if used over a long period of time. The detergents disrupt the natural function of your skin. They can become the reason for allergic reactions, outbreaks, and other issues of skin sensitivity.

On the other hand, Zambo Aroma’s soaps are made in small batches with personal oversight and do not contain the many of the harmful chemicals found in commercial soaps. People who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, or severe dry skin will see improvement quickly by switching to our soaps. Our handmade soaps are made of skin-loving vegetable oils and butters that are rich in vitamins to help your skin stay soft and healthy.

 

Oils, Butters, and Glycerin!

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Zambo Aroma is devoted to creating high-quality products using raw or organic oils, butters, herbs, and spices. Wait! What’s glycerin? Glycerin is an emollient that softens and moisturizes the skin. It also decreases itching and flaking. We use glycerin as a moisturizer to treat dry, rough, scaly, or itchy skin. It also helps other minor skin irritations such as diaper rash, bed sores, chafing, and even skin burns from radiation therapy. Most commercial soaps remove the glycerin from their soaps. This leaves you with a soap that dries out the skin which causes the need for a separate moisturizer. We use oils and butters that naturally moisturize your skin. Powerful ingredients like olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and aloe butter is part of why our handmade soaps are so amazing. Our handmade soap preserves the integrity of the natural oils used. Coconut oil goes in, coconut oil comes out. Because of this, the oils/fats/butters maintain their vitamins, minerals, and skin-loving qualities in the final product to leave your body squeaky clean and silky smooth.

 

Coconut oil goes in, coconut oil comes out.

 

More Than Tradition

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Soap making is just like cooking, caring for a loved one, or creating an artistic masterpiece – it needs love, attention, and time. We believe that our hands-on approach to soap produces something that’s as beautiful as art and filled with good energy.

The first concrete evidence of soap making is dated around 2800 BC. by the Babylonians, Egyptians, and Mesopotamians. Our ancestors knew what they were doing and did it for thousands of years – why change it? We make our soaps through what is called “cold process.” Cold process soap is traditionally made by mixing sodium hydroxide (lye) with water and blending it with oils. After that, we add essential oils and colorants then pour it into molds to set. We allow our soaps to sit inside the mold for 24 to 96 hours to saponify depending on the ingredients used. Once dry, we cut the loaf into bars of soap, add finishing touches, and allow the soap to air dry or “cure” for 6 to 8 weeks.

 

Why lye?

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Some people are afraid of using handmade soaps when seeing it’s made with lye (sodium hydroxide) because of the scary tales of the past. Lye is an alkaline compound used to control pH levels or serve as a buffering agent in personal care products. It was historically used in the formulation of soaps, but is currently seen in a variety of formulas, including bath products, cleansing products, fragrances, foot powders, hair dyes, makeup, nail products, personal cleanliness products, shampoos, shaving products, depilatories, skin care products, and suntan products. We ensure that our calculations are correct so that there is no lye leftover in our soap. In the process of making soap, saponification begins once the lye and oils are combined. This process converts the lye and oil into soap. It leaves the final product lye-free.

 

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