The market has a multitude range of organic soaps that are not only organic, which is free from chemicals but also provide you with a refreshed bathing experience. Knowing all the disadvantages chemical soap has, it’s time to finally say goodbye to your regular soaps and say hello to chemical-free and organic soaps.
How are coconut soaps made?
The coconut soap is made from coconut oil and the pulp of coconut seed, and the pulp is white and a bit fleshy, which is also eaten. Coconut oil is available in various forms, such as cold pressed, virgin, and extra virgin, but coconut oil needs to be solid or divided for making coconut soap.
Solid coconut oil is the oil that has not been divided. This oil will be in liquid form when the temperature is above 24 degrees or 35 degrees, and depending upon its type, it has an extremely low melting point. Mostly the oils available in the market are the ones that will be 24 degrees kind.
Divided coconut oil is in a permanent liquid state because of the process of fractionation, which is why it is more costly than traditional coconut oils and offers many benefits in skin care. Divided coconut oil is colorless and odorless. Coconut oil is a very popular ingredient that is used in cooking as well as skincare.
What is coconut oil soap?
Coconut oil soap is a soap that carries coconut oil in its implementation. It may also have other ingredients such as other oils, fats, and butter. To know if your soap contains coconut oil, you can check the ingredients behind it, and if there is something called sodium cocoate, then you can be sure that your soap contains coconut oil. Coconut oil in the soap works as a cleanser. In other words, coconut is the main ingredient that can cleanse the skin of the bacteria and dirt on it. The coconut oil in the soap is not only limited to the cleansing factor but also helps in creating large bubbles.
If you compare castile soap with coconut oil soap, you will notice coconut oil soap bar will have many bubbles, whereas castile soap which is made with olive oil, will barely have any bubbles and instead have a creamier lather.
Coconut oil soap also has one more desirable quality, and it is hard oil which is similar to other hard oils such as cocoa butter and shea butter. Hard oil used in the soap makes the soap last longer, a lot longer than soft soaps like glycerin soaps or castile soap. Using a pure coconut oil soap is better than a regular soap bar available in the supermarket as it is made with drying palm oil and chemical elements like sodium lauryl sulfate.
Coconut oil should be used in making soap only in small portions but not more than 30%; otherwise, it can be drying.
Coconut oil soaps are very good for the skin, provided they are not purely coconut oil but contain other skin nourishing ingredients. Coconut oil covers the essential part of the soap, which is the cleansing ability to wash away bacteria and dirt from the skin.