Simpy Sabuni handcrafts soap using the slow cold process method, I’m Precious Owens and I’m versed in several methods of soapmaking which means I can create a personalized soap for you using a particular method upon request/custom order.
I solely sell cold process soap on the site which means no external heat is used; so the goodness of the natural ingredients are preserved for you as much as possible.
Each bar begins with a high percentage of nutrient rich organic extra virgin olive oil to which we add organic coconut oil for fluffy lather, organic high oleic sunflower oil for its superior skin care properties, and organic castor oil for a dense creamy lather that conditions and moisturizes. Gentle organic oils like grapeseed, apricot, avocado, almond oils are drizzled in to help cater to our users that suffer from sensitive skin.
Next, we add organic botanicals, fragrant organic spices, purifying earth clays, organic milk, organic raw honey and tropical butters for their exceptional skin care benefits.
Finally, we add scent our wildly aromatic olive oil soaps with only pure essential oils extracted from plants extract, fresh clean scents, the way mother nature intended.
All of our organic soaps contain only certified ingredients and our premium bars are made with 100% certified organic oils and some certified ingredients both offer amazing benefits with a few slight difference.
Please contact us for any questions prior to purchasing.
How To Tell Fake Soap from Real Soap
Fake soap is defined as all those mostly synthetic, so-called “soaps” that are full of harsh detergents and petrochemicals the ones that fill the shelves of many stores today. This includes the pretty clear (or sometimes opaque) “glycerin” soaps (many of them are made with cheap, harsh synthetic soap bases), most of the commercial shower gels and liquid soaps on the market, the highly touted “hypoallergenic” soaps recommended by mainstream dermatologists (the word is meaningless), virtually all of those rock hard triple milled ooh-la-la overpriced French soaps, and even many of the supposedly “natural” soaps found at your local health food store!
Check out the ingredients (if they bother to give you any) and you’ll see just how many cheap oils & fats (like soy, canola, animal fat or tallow) and synthetic petrochemicals their so-called “soaps” really contain. Don’t buy into it! You can’t add a pinch of herbs and a natural sounding name and make fake synthetic soap real.
Read labels carefully, ask questions, inform yourself. Even if you’ve been using these harsh commercial soaps for years, after you read this page and try our natural soaps, you’ll know just how much better and safer your bathing experience can be!
Armed with a little bit of knowledge, real handcrafted natural soap is fairly easy to spot. It should say “soap” on the label. By law, fake soaps aren’t supposed to use that term so they call it a “beauty bar” or a “moisturizing bar” or some other nonsense.
Look for soaps with cold pressed organic extra virgin olive oil as the main ingredient which is rich in antioxidants and revitalizing skin nutrients. Most commercial soaps contain very little or none because it’s expensive, and those who do often use pomace olive, a cheaper inferior grade of oil extracted with harmful chemical solvents. Is your skin worth the very best? We think so!
You can use the microwave test to distinguish real soap from glycerin soap a.k.a. melt and pour soap or craft soap. A melt and pour soap will begin to liquefy after 10-15 seconds in the microwave. (They don’t last very long in your tub or shower either.)
Cold process soap won’t melt that easily. Most of the melt and pour soap bases don’t have as much skincare value as cold process soaps and many of them (especially the cheap ones) contain harsh and sometimes even harmful ingredients. I’ve got to give credit where credit is due, though, there are some decent melt and pour soap bases out there now, and some of these beautiful soaps are miniature works of art, so it depends on what you’re looking for.
If you want superior skin care, choose cold process soap. Avoid fragrance oils, perfume oils, potpourri oils, and nature identical oils which are all different words for synthetic fragrance oils. Many of them contain unknown or toxic ingredients, they pollute our environment, and they’re one of the biggest causes of skin irritation and skin sensitivities today. Just because a product has a botanical-sounding name does NOT mean it came from a plant either. Cranberry, watermelon, peach, pear, apple, strawberry, fig, pomegranate and many others (the list is long) are synthetic scents made in a laboratory. Likewise, many soaps supposedly containing vanilla, jasmine, rose, lemon verbena, and sandalwood is also made with synthetic scents because the real essential oils, absolutes, or concretes are very expensive or even endangered.
The bottom line? If an oil doesn’t have a latin botanical name, then it’s not a true essential oil and it has no true aromatherapeutic benefits. Ask the soapmaker. Go to the health food store and smell the real essential oils. After a while, your nose will know the difference. Look for soaps made with real essential oils which are extracted from plants that are safe and therapeutic when used properly. They’re more expensive but well worth it in terms of your health and the health of our planet. If the label just says “fragrance”, “perfume”, or “perfume” it’s probably a fake synthetic scent.
Other synthetic additives to avoid are FD&C colors, dyes, antibacterial triclosan & triclocarban, EDTA, TEA, DEA, sodium laurate, and sodium lauryl sulfates, to name a few. They’re not kind to your skin, your health or our environment.
The real test will be when you use a well made natural soap. (Notice I said well made, because all handmade soaps are certainly not equal!) If it dries your skin out or makes it feel tight or itchy, it may not be real. On the other hand, there’s nothing like well made, glycerin rich, handcrafted natural olive oil soap to leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and nourished.
So if you’re looking for skin loving soap, take the time to seek out natural handmade soap from Simply Sabuni. It may cost more, but you get what you pay for, and your skin will thank you for it, I promise.
Find Out Why I’m Against Antibacterial Soaps!
Triclosan is the antibacterial agent commonly found in antibacterial soaps, lotions, acne products, cosmetics and other personal care products. It is classified as a pesticide by the EPA and as a drug by the FDA. The EPA considers it a possible risk to human health and to the environment. “Chemically triclosan is almost the same as some of the most toxic chemicals on earth: dioxins, PCB’s, and Agent Orange. Its manufacturing process may produce dioxin, a powerful hormone-disrupting chemical with toxic effects in the parts per trillion (one drop in 300 Olympic-sized swimming pools!). If you use any products containing triclosan, my advice to you is to stop using them immediately and throw them away.” – from Dr. Christine H. Farlow, author of Dying to Look Good.
But no matter which camp you’re in, we can all agree that triclosan does not belong in the personal care products that we use every day. Washing with plain soap and water has been proven to be just as effective.
Care & Feeding of Natural Handmade Soap
Since our handmade soap is in its pure and natural state, it doesn’t contain any synthetic preservatives or artificial hardeners. It doesn’t need to. With just a little care and feeding, you can prolong the life of your Simply Sabuni soap and it will serve you very well. Don’t let your soap drown in water. Feed your soap plenty of fresh air between uses. Store your soap on a well-drained soap dish. Use a natural wash cloth or loofah to extend its life. Use your fresh new soap within 6 months of purchase. Store unused soap in a dark cool place like a lingerie drawer or linen closet