The soap making process is as simple as back in ancient Babylon 2200 BC when an alkali and water solution was mixed with oils.
Dygo soaps are made using the traditional cold pressed soap technique. We mix lye (sodium hydroxide and water solution) with oils, such as olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, shea butter and others, and then clays, herbs and pure essential oils are added and the mixture is poured into moulds. When oils and lye are mixed, this starts the saponification process, a simple chemical reaction which transforms the oils into soap. To create truly moisturizing soap bars we add from 6 to 9 % of extra fat, which stays “free” from the saponification process. After 1 or 2 days we unmould the soap batch, cut it into pieces and stamp them, then leave them for at least 4 weeks to cure. The curing stage is a very important part, because the water has to evaporate to create a hard but gentle soap.
By the end of the saponification process there is no sodium hydroxide left, because it all was turned into soap!
Why to switch to Dygo solid soap bar?
- Dygo soaps come wrapped in compostable/recyclable paper packaging, the label is printed on plantable paper with seeds (you might grow flowers out of it), instead of a plastic bottle. It helps to reduce the plastic waste we produce.
- Natural Dygo soap is made without palm oil. It does not contribute to massive rainforest deforestation due to overuse of palm oil.
- We use just high quality organic oils, fairtrade butters, pure essential oils, herbs and clays. So you can be sure that this product is 100% natural and made without compromising the environment and social justice.
- We use a high percentage of moisturising oils, such as olive, shea butter to create skin conditioning soap bars.
- We do not use animal fats. It is a cruelty free product.
- Dygo soaps are easy to travel with. They can sure become your plastic free travel friend.
- We make small batches and hand cut each soap bar. It is an artisan object, which can accompany you every day.
- Dygo soaps are carefully packed by hand and sewed with cotton thread to avoid glue. The minimalist, yet very special and precious wrapping makes it the perfect sustainable gift for yourself or your loved one.
- Dygo soaps, if stored properly, last very long, so it can help save you money in the long run.
- By purchasing soap from Dygo your money goes directly to the person who makes them. Every purchase means a lot and helps to keep going!
Cold pressed soap making process / video by Giovanni Brajato /