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What is Handcrafted Soap?



Handcrafted soap is soap in its’ true and most pure form. True soaps are the result of a chemical reaction between a vegetable or animal fat, water and food grade lye. You cannot have true soap without lye! In the finished process of this chemical reaction, it forms soap and glycerin with no lye remaining in the soap. This reaction is called “saponification”, the process of making soaps.


What is food grade lye? Food grade lye is specifically manufactured for use in food preparation and is regulated to ensure purity and safety for consumption. It is used to cure olives and dip pretzels. By dipping the dough before baking in the lye solution, it gives the traditional German pretzel their characteristic salinity, chew and smooth mahogany exterior. Long ago making lye was by allowing wood ashes to seep into the water, resulting in a lye solution. This process is also known as "potash," which comes from the method of soaking ashes in a pot.


Glycerin is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture on your skin. It is like a natural lotion in the soap. Glycerin is a natural byproduct of the soap making process. Most commercial soaps have their glycerin removed to create other products such as moisturizing lotions. With true handcrafted soaps, the glycerin remains and the end result is a mild soap that nourishes the skin.


For Your Glory® Handcrafted Soaps are created with only quality natural ingredients. Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is our main ingredient.  Each batch is personalized with additional organic plant oils, nut butters and seed extracts, bringing the desired characteristics to the finished bar. Plant based essential oils or phthalate and paraben free fragrance oils are added for scent with natural mica colors. These make a finished bar that is creamy with many moisturizing qualities


Discover the Feeling of Natural Ingredients and Pure Essential oils in

For Your Glory Handcrafted Castile Soap



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The beauty of all natural soap

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