Motherland Essentials is luxurious, organic, and responsible. They do their part to ensure the world is changing for the better by sourcing high quality, eco-friendly ingredients and reusable packaging. All products are handcrafted, with great love and care, here in Charleston, SC.
Cold process soapmaking is the act of mixing fixed oils (castor oil, coconut oil, palm oil, and shea butter) with an alkali (Sodium Hydroxide or Lye). The result is a chemical process called saponification, where the composition of the oils change with the help of the lye to create a bar of soap. Once the soap mixture is created, it is poured into 5 - 10lb wooden molds, wait 24-48 hours, then cut it into bars. After cutting, the bars cure for 4 to 6 weeks to ensure all lye and water has evaporated, leaving you with a long-lasting, skin-loving soap bar.