Sunday, October 18, 2009

Altitude - Bath and Body

As some of you may already know, I run my own business making soap, lip balm and bath and body products.

We started making soap several years ago. It quickly became more than a hobby and we decided to expand into other things like lip balm and scrubs. Today we offer a variety of different products and we are always adding more. Our main products are still our handcrafted soaps.

We make the soap by a method called cold process. We combine our oils and butters with a sodium hydroxide and water solution. Our soaps are an amazing blend of oils including olive, palm, palm kernel, sunflower, safflower and castor. We also add cocoa butter for it’s wonderful moisturizing properties. Once the solution is thick we add botanicals, exfoliants, clays, milk, honey, essential oils, fragrance oils, and/or colour. We then have to let the solution sit in a mold for at least twenty four hours. Once it's hard we can cut them into bars. The bars sit for an average of four to six weeks before being packaged and sold. This time, known as "curing time" allows the water in the bars to evaporate leaving you with a hard, mild bar of soap.

You can view our Etsy shop here and our website here.  Please also join our Facebook fan page! You can join by clicking on the link on the right hand side of the blog.

Our product line is always growing so keep your eye out for new and exciting products!

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