My eco-friendly soaps are made using only the highest quality ingredients. My soap is handmade, by me, in small batches to adhere to my strict standards of perfection and ensure quality and freshness. Each bar contains at least 10% shea and cocoa butters. I strive for purity, simplicity and gentleness in all my products. My products are tested on family and friends, not animals.
The number one question I am asked is why my soap is better than other soap. The simple answer is the ingredients. If you use quality products you will get a high quality bar of soap. It is also about balance. You need the right ratio of cleansing oils to moisturizing and conditioning oils. You also need the right proportion of lye to oils. I offer soaps that are free of harsh chemicals and additives. Compare Soap Dance soap to the ingredients in any commercial soap. Experience the difference in how your skin feels! I use a high percentage of Cocoa and Shea butters; along with Olive, Rice Bran, Babassu, Coconut, Palm Kernel and Castor oils. Other oils used are Macadamia, Apricot, Cherry, Avocado, Hazelnut, Sunflower, Sweet Almond and Meadowfoam. Some soapmakers use tallow, which is derived from animal fat.
When I began making soap, I wanted to use all vegetable products, based on my personal beliefs. Goatsmilk is also commonly used, which does make a nice bar of soap. Again, I choose to use non-animal products. In my soapmaking experience I have found that Coconut Milk is an excellent ingredient. It is not as widely known or used as goatsmilk, but contributes to a rich, prolific lather that can't be beat. Essential and fragrance oils contribute scent; cosmetic-grade pigments impart color; and botanicals, spices and other natural ingredients add texture.