How can the soap be natural when lye (NaOH and KOH) is added?

Lye is used in the production process for making our enzyme soaps. The chemical reaction is called saponification. During the process, lye and oil molecules combined to form soap and glycerin. In our strict production, most of the lye added is used up in the saponification process. After the saponification, soap bars are left in the curing shelves for at least 2-4 weeks.  The remaining lye will evaporate completely in this final step, leaving the soap free of any chemical.

The ingredients that made up enzyme soap bar


1. Enzyme Water and Enzyme Paste

Certain enzymes (some found naturally in skin) can function as a scavenger of free radicals and protect skin against oxidative damage.

Enzymes come in various type and they have two primary uses in skin care — exfoliation and anti-inflammation. Certain enzymes are effective exfoliants and are more gentle than other methods like scrubs and microdermabrasion. The upper layer of our skin is mostly made of dead skin cells containing keratin protein. The enzymes can break down these keratin protein and penetrate into the skin to boost the production of collagen resulting in soft, smooth and hydrated the skin. Thus using enzymes is especially suitable for many types of sensitive skin.

2. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has natural antibacterial and antifungal effect. The high fat content has been proven to help improve certain skin conditions by healing wounds, reducing rashes and preventing acne. Its anti-inflammatory effect works wonders for soothing skin ailments.

Unlike mineral oil, coconut oil does not clog pores or cause oily complexion. It hydrates and softens skin by sinking deep into the cells making it an excellent moisturizer. Coconut oil also helps to naturally clear away dirt and dead skin cells to give you a healthier complexion.

3. Olive Oil

Olive oil is packed with anti-aging antioxidants and hydrating squalene, making it superb for hair, skin. Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Antioxidants, when topically applied, may help protect the skin from premature skin aging.

Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light.

Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin. It doesn’t clog pores and enhances exfoliation.

4. Active Bamboo Charcoal

Bamboo charcoal is an environmentally functional material featuring excellent absorption properties.

Active charcoal is charcoal that has been heated in a specific way to create a more porous character. This porous surface gives active charcoal the ability to draw out harmful substances, toxins and impurities from deep within the skin.

Other usage include: treats acne, sucks out impurities from the skin, soothes bug bites and irritated skin, balances oily skin, gently exfoliates skin, removes blackheads, detoxifies skin, gets rid of acne scars & blemishes.

5. Castor Oil

The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of castor oil make it useful in reducing acne. Castor oil helps in relieving dry and patchy skin making it a great natural remedy for wrinkles.

6. Grape Seed Oil

Known for treating acne, tightening skin, reducing dark circles around the eyes. Other benefits include: moisturizing, reduce scars, restore collagen and anti-aging.


 7. Shea Butter

Shea butter has great healing and moisturizing function. Regular use of shea butter can treat many skin problems, including blemishes, wrinkles, itching, sunburns, small skin wounds, eczema, skin allergies, insect bites, frost bite and other skin conditions.

8. Selected Seed

Assorted seeds helps to achieve clean and healthy skin.