Ashwater Soap Company strives to bring the consumer all natural soaps from the oils to the essential oil scents to the added clays. There number one motivation through it is Jesus Christ. One of the owners mentioned this verse that led them to start their business.
"Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." - 1 Corinthanis 15:58
Their desire is to bring natural, beautiful soaps to the world, while having an opportunity for a flexible work schedule to minister how the Lord would have them. Nick and Willie started the business together with 6 different bars of soap.
I couldn't decide which to try first, they all sounded so wonderful!!
Lemon Poppy Seed
Each of the soaps have the same base oils; olive, palm, coconut, shea, and castor. I know from my past soap making days that each of these oils really give a distinct characteristic to the soap.
Olive oil creates a conditioning bar with a stable lather. Olive oil is very moisturizing and great for sensitive skin. It was one of the original oils used in soaps, Castile bars being made primarily of olive oil.
Palm oil gives the bar soap it's hardness. This gives longevity to the soap so that it doesn't sit there and dissolve on your shelf! Palm oil also helps the soap artist bring the soap to 'trace' easier, especially when using olive oil as it's base.
Coconut oil was a big one I used to use. It is where you get your nice, rich lather from. In our minds we think lather equals cleanliness. Not necessarily true, but I sure enjoy having a nice rich lather still.Coconut oil is also very moisturizing and can be found in other natural skin care products.
Shea Butter continues to add moisture to the soap and only requires a small amount to do it's job. It also helps to harder the bar.
Finally Castor oil helps to retain moisture in the skin. It acts as a humectant to maintain the moisture balance. It also helps to contribute to lather.
One thing I notice about the Ashwater Soap is that they do not have animal fat oils in them. Vegans will really appreciate this for one. Also animal fats such as lard and tallow are much harsher on your skin, and are considered a 'cheaper' oil to use. I used tallow as I had it on hand as a farmer, and for us it worked.
I loved the uniqueness of the bars. The essential oils really make the bar smell fantastic, without adding harshness of fragrance oils. I appreciate their desire to add natural color as well, rather than the lavender bar being a bright purple from artificial color. At only $6 per bar, you really can't go wrong with this fantastic product.
So which did I try first??
Fantastic lather, great scent and loved the poppy seeds inside!
After years of making our own soap, I vowed never to buy commercial soap again. With great companies like Ashwater Soap Co, you can have a fantastic selection of quality, natural bars for your better health!
Visit Ashwater Soap Company online at their store
also on their Facebook page Ashwater Soap Co.
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