What exactly is Soap? [sohp]
Soap is a cleansing agent made by combining vegetable oils or animal fat (fatty acids) with sodium hydroxide (lye) and water.
The chemical reaction is called “saponification”. No, we did not make up that word. After the saponification process is complete all of the lye is neutralized and converted into soap and glycerin.
Oils + lye = soap (75%) + glycerin (25%)
All real soaps are produced with lye. No lye, no soap. It’s just that simple.
What is Natural? [nach-er-uhl]
The FDA refers to natural ingredients as "ingredients extracted directly from plants or animal products as opposed to being produced synthetically."
The "Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients" defines a natural product as a "product that is derived from plant, animal or microbial sources, primarily through physical processing, sometimes facilitated by simple chemical reactions such as acidification, basification, ion exchange, hydrolysis, and salt formation as well as microbial fermentation."
Natural soaps are made from fresh, whole ingredients - without chemical or synthetic additives.
So, What’s the Big Deal?
Commercial [mass produced] soaps are made from artificial fragrances, fake moisturizers, petrochemicals and other additives in order to produce cheap, highly fragrant cleansing products. They include ingredients like parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, other synthetic lathering agents, and harsh chemicals. They can dry out your skin and strip it of its natural oils. Many of the ingredients in commercial soaps are known skin irritants and potential carcinogens. They add toxins to your environment.
Our environment is full of toxins that threaten our health and well being. Soap and body products don’t have to add to the daily assault. Not if you don’t want them to.
We believe that real soap should be a safe, comforting, moisturizing, effective cleanser. Not a questionable detergent.
You can do more with less in your soap. That’s the Big Deal.
The Moxxie Difference - Simple Effective Whole Body Skincare
We make pure, creamy, long-lasting plant-based soaps. Non-drying, honestly scented, wonderfully textured and moisturizing for your skin. Moxxie Essential Care soaps do not strip your skin's natural oils and are gentle enough to be used on the face and body. Seriously. Your face too.
We make soaps from the purest ingredients available. We formulate carefully measured batches, combining minimally processed plant oils like pure olive, palm, and coconut, aloe vera, castor, almond, avocado, wheat germ oils, and cocoa butter.
We add pure, undiluted essential oils – pure plant extracts - which provide our soaps with complex aromas that calm the mind, stir the imagination, and encourage a positive feeling of well-being.
We invite you to be good to yourself. This is self-care that we’re talking about. You know… "put your oxygen mask on before helping others" kind of self-care.
And self-care isn't selfish. It's really about taking care of YOU. In those seemingly small moments, you get to reclaim your space in this world of ever competing demands. You get to reconnect your mind and body and just feel good.