1. It’s possibly the mildest soap you can find.
Did you know that true Castile soaps (made purely from olive oil) are also called ‘the newborn soap’? Yes, olive oil is believed to make the mildest soaps—so mild that it’s safe to use on newborn baby skin.
2. It won’t dry your skin the way commercially-made soaps will.
Glycerin is a naturally occurring byproduct of the soapmaking process. It’s also a very precious commodity in the beauty industry, as glycerin is the emollient that is used in lotions, creams and other moisturizing products. It’s so precious, that commercial soap manufacturers actually remove most of the glycerin in the soap and sell it!
The glycerin in SoTrue Castile soaps is untouched, meaning it’s all in there—waiting to spoil your skin!
3. It doesn’t contain harmful chemicals.
All that’s in a SoTrue Castile soap is saponified olive oil (olive oil that has been mixed with lye to turn into soap…by the way, there is NO LYE left in the finished product!) and, depending on the variant, it can contain pure essential oils for scent, iron oxides (nature-identical colorants*), and natural additives such as ground cinnamon and oatmeal.
*Iron oxides are colorants mined from the earth, but since the 70s have been banned for use due to contamination (they contained trace amounts of harmful chemicals such as mercury and lead). Since then, ALL iron oxides have been made in labs to make sure all you get are the oxides, and nothing else!
4. It’s made with lurrrve.
Each bar is made by Soaperstarmama—that’s me, in case you didn’t know that yet—assisted by four awesome women who, unfortunately, are not (yet) blessed with the same opportunities and privileges as many of us. A clean 10% of the gross sales from every product we sell goes to them.
So the next time you buy a bar of Castile soap (or anything else from us), you’re not just taking care of your skin, you’re helping me take care of these women, too.
And that makes you pretty awesome as well.