Soap Bar FAQs
What is the Vitamin E for?
Dawn Organics Soaps contain natural vitamin E to preserve and protect the excess carrier and essential oils from oxidisation. All Dawn's Soaps have a high percentage of Superfat, which means there is oil leftover in the bar that hasn't been converted to soap. This is one of the reasons why Dawn's Soaps are extra moisturising and nourishing to the skin!
How can I maximise how long my Bar lasts?
After each use, place on a bamboo or wooden soap holder so all the excess water drips off from the bottom. Also this ensures plenty of airflow to keep the bar as dry as possible between uses. Keeping the bar out of direct splash from shower head will also keep it dry and extend its life
Dawn! How can soap be natural or organic if you use Caustic Soda aka Sodium Hydroxide aka Lye to make Soap?
Fear not! No matter what you hear or read, you cannot make real soap without lye. And that's no lie
Melt and pour soap has already had lye react with the fatty molecules to create soap! That method erases the need for the individual to handle the substance. However the manufacturer has already handled the lye process for you
More importantly. Lye is electrocuted salt from sea or salt water. It sits at 14 on the PH scale which is why it is caustic to skin and will burn on contact. There is no lye remaining in soap as all of it has been converted into soap molecules when it is introduced to fats and oils. Superfatting your soap ensures this by having extra free oils leftover. Also doubles up as been extra nourishing and moisturising to the skin
What is Sodium Lactate?
Sodium Lactate is a salt from lactic acid, the fermentation of sugars Derived from corn and beets. Dawn uses a totally natural GMO free sodium lactate. This amazing additive is a new edition to Dawn's Bar soaps, it helps keep the bars harder so it lasts longer with more uses. Also great skin conditioning benefits and lather boosting properties
Hot Process vs Cold Process, What's the Difference?
There is no difference in the finished product. Hot process is slow cooked, cold process is done at room temperature. Aesthetically speaking you can tell the difference, hot process has a rough and rustic look, where as cold process has a rich creamy, smooth texture. Dawn's Soaps will be moving to Cold Process method