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True Love Honey Soaps




Tallow, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil


Discover a one-of-a-kind sensation with this unique kaleidoscope soap. Crafted from a blend of tallow, coconut oil, and olive oil, the rich lather creates an indulgent bathing experience while the clean, fresh scent ensures a refreshed feeling.

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What's in our Handmade Kaleidoscope soap anyway?

  • Coconut Oil

    Coconut oil is a popular ingredient in soap making for several reasons:

    1. Cleansing Properties: Coconut oil has excellent cleansing properties due to its high content of lauric acid, which produces a rich and bubbly lather. It effectively removes dirt, grime, and oils from the skin, making it suitable for cleaning and washing.
    2. Hardness and Stability: Coconut oil contributes to the hardness of soap, ensuring that the soap bar is solid and long-lasting. This hardness helps the soap withstand use and prevents it from dissolving too quickly.
    3. Lathering: Coconut oil produces a fluffy and voluminous lather, which many people find enjoyable and satisfying during use. This lather enhances the cleansing experience and contributes to a luxurious feel.
    4. Vegan and Plant-Based: Coconut oil is a plant-based oil, making it a suitable choice for vegan and vegetarian soap recipes. It can replace animal-derived fats like tallow or lard in soap making.
    5. High in Fatty Acids: Coconut oil contains a mix of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, which provide various properties to the soap, including stability, cleansing, and moisturizing.
    6. White Color: Refined coconut oil is typically white in color, which can be advantageous when creating soap designs or achieving specific soap colors.
    7. Versatility: Coconut oil can be used in a variety of soap-making methods, including cold process, hot process, and melt-and-pour soap making. It can also be combined with other oils and fats to achieve specific soap characteristics.
  • Olive Oil

    Olive oil is a popular and widely used ingredient in soap making for several reasons:

    1. Mildness: Olive oil is known for its mild and gentle properties, making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive or delicate skin. It produces a soap that is less likely to cause skin irritation or dryness.
    2. Moisturizing: Olive oil is high in oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fatty acid that is moisturizing and nourishing for the skin. Soap made with olive oil tends to be more hydrating and can help retain moisture in the skin.
    3. Creamy Lather: Olive oil contributes to a creamy and stable lather in soap, providing a smooth and luxurious feel during use.
    4. Conditioning: Olive oil soap is often described as "conditioning" because it leaves the skin feeling soft and supple after use.
    5. Natural and Renewable: Olive oil is derived from the fruit of the olive tree, making it a natural and renewable resource. It is widely available in many regions, making it a convenient choice for soap makers.
    6. Versatility: Olive oil can be used as the primary fat in soap recipes, or it can be combined with other oils and fats to achieve specific soap characteristics. It works well in both cold process and hot process soap making methods.
    7. Long History: Olive oil has a long history of use in soap making, dating back to ancient civilizations like the Egyptians and Greeks. This historical association lends a sense of tradition and authenticity to soap recipes that include olive oil.
  • Tallow

    Tallow is a common ingredient in traditional soap making for several reasons:

    1. Hardness and Stability: Tallow is a source of saturated fats, which make soap harder and more stable. This hardness ensures that the soap bar lasts longer and doesn't dissolve too quickly in water.
    2. Creamy Lather: Tallow contributes to a creamy and stable lather in soap, which is desirable for cleaning and washing. It helps create a smooth and luxurious feel when the soap is used.
    3. Cost-Effective: Tallow is often less expensive than some alternative fats and oils used in soap making, making it an economical choice for soap makers.
    4. Biodiversity and Sustainability: Tallow is a byproduct of the meat industry, which means it can be a sustainable option for utilizing parts of an animal that might otherwise go to waste. Using tallow in soap making can help reduce waste and promote the efficient use of resources.
    5. Historical and Traditional Use: Tallow has been used in soap making for centuries, and many traditional soap recipes include it. Some soap makers and users appreciate the historical and nostalgic aspects of using tallow in soap.

How to take care of your soap

To make your soap bars last longer, consider implementing the following tips:

  1. Keep them dry: After each use, place the soap on a well-drained soap dish or soap saver that allows excess water to drain away. Keeping the soap dry between uses helps prevent it from dissolving too quickly.
  2. Use a soap dish with proper drainage: A soap dish with good drainage ensures that water doesn't accumulate around the soap, extending its lifespan.
  3. Store unused soap properly: If you have multiple bars of soap, store the extras in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity. Wrap them in wax paper or plastic wrap to prevent moisture from getting to them.
  4. Cut the soap into smaller pieces: Cutting the soap into smaller pieces reduces the surface area exposed to water during use, which can make the soap last longer. See our Bubble Bites.
  5. Rotate soap bars: If you have several bars of soap, rotate their use. This prevents one bar from sitting in a wet soap dish for an extended period, allowing it to dry thoroughly between uses.
  6. Choose hard, long-lasting soap: Some soap formulations are harder and longer-lasting than others. Look for soap bars that are specifically designed to be hard and durable like ours.
  7. Avoid leaving soap in a humid environment: High humidity can cause soap to soften and dissolve more quickly. Store soap away from steamy bathrooms or invest in a dehumidifier if needed.
  8. Use a soap saver bag or pouch: Soap saver bags or pouches can help you use up small soap scraps and make the most of your soap.

By following these tips, you can maximize the lifespan of your soap bars and enjoy them for a more extended period.

Is Hand Soap Good For My Hair?

Soap is not typically recommended for regular hair washing, especially bar soaps that are formulated for use on the body. While soap is effective at removing dirt, oils, and impurities, it can have some disadvantages when used on the hair:

  1. Alkaline pH: Many soaps, including bar soaps, have an alkaline pH, which can disrupt the natural pH balance of the hair and scalp. This disruption can lead to dryness, frizz, and potential damage to the hair cuticle.
  2. Stripping Natural Oils: Soap can be too effective at removing oils from the hair and scalp. While some oil removal is necessary for cleanliness, excessive stripping can leave the hair dry, brittle, and lacking its natural shine.
  3. Residue Buildup: Some soaps may leave a soap scum or residue on the hair, which can make the hair appear dull and may be difficult to rinse out completely.
  4. Hair Type Variability: Different hair types have varying needs, and soap may not be suitable for all hair types. People with dry or curly hair may find soap too harsh, while those with very oily hair might benefit from its cleansing properties.
  5. Hard Water Reaction: In areas with hard water (water containing a high mineral content), soap can react with the minerals and form soap scum, making it even more challenging to wash out.

For these reasons, it's generally recommended to use a shampoo that is specifically formulated for hair care. Shampoos are designed to maintain the hair's natural pH balance, cleanse effectively, and often contain ingredients to address specific hair care needs, such as moisture, volume, or dandruff control. Additionally, conditioners are used after shampooing to help replenish moisture and maintain the health and appearance of the hair.

However, some natural and sulfate-free shampoos and cleansing bars exist that are milder than traditional soap and may be more suitable for hair care. These products are formulated to be gentle on the hair and scalp while still providing effective cleansing. If you're interested in more natural or environmentally friendly hair care options, consider exploring these alternatives instead of traditional soap.