Our soap is always handmade fresh, in small batches, completely from scratch, using the traditional Cold Process method. Pre-made bases are never used. Vegetable oils and butters are chosen to yield soap high in glycerin and rich in essential fatty acids. Dried herbs, flowers, and plant materials are added for their beneficial skin care properties and for exfoliation. Organic and wild harvested plant ingredients are used as much as possible.
We prefer to let the earth’s offerings color our soaps naturally. The addition of plant materials and minerals produces muted earth tones, some quiet and subdued, and some vibrant. Our soaps are scented with essential oils. On occasion, high quality fragrance oils are used.
Our handmade soap does not contain any synthetic pigments, dyes, detergents, fillers, solidifiers, solvents, synthetic softeners or anti-caking agents. Our soap contains some animal-derived ingredients such as honey, beeswax and milk.
Because every batch is hand stirred, hand-cut, and hand wrapped, each bar is characteristically unique and will vary slightly in shape, size and weight. The charm of our soaps is that they are left natural; no trimming, no polishing. After the curing process, each bar is packaged in a kraft paper box to make certain the cleanest possible product reaches you and to maintain the strength of the fragrance. Each handmade soap bar is individually labeled.
Because our handmade soap is fresh and does not contain artificial preservatives or chemicals, it is recommended that you protect your soap from direct sunlight, keep it in a cool, dry location, and use it within one year of purchase.
The use of natural, aromatic, and botanical substances may enhance well-being. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Sheldonville Soapworks handmade soap is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.