All soaps are made by mixing lye (sodium hydroxide) with oils, fats or butters, which leads to soap production, referred to as saponification. The soap is then poured into molds for 1-2 days and then cut into bars. These bars are cured for 4-6 weeks to make them mild and gentle for use. The final bar of soap has 5-6 % super fat, which means it still retains oils and natural glycerin.
It means that every batch of soap is measured and poured by hand. Every bar of soap is cut and meticulously wrapped and labeled by me. It also means that because of this, each bar of soap will have slight variances to them, which will make each one unique.
I use only natural (sometimes local or homegrown) ingredients whenever possible. Ingredients may include: Exfoliating scrubs (walnut powder, ground oats, ground coffee, tea leaves and salt), natural colors derived from plants and clays (madder root powder, alfalfa powder, Brazilian red clay, turmeric powder, cocoa powder and paprika powder), mica powders, fragrance oils and essential oils.The bulk of my soaps contain quality made (sometimes organic) oils and fats, such as locally sourced lard, organic coconut oil, organic olive oil and nourishing avocado oil.
I make my soaps in Middle Tennessee and get some ingredients from local farms and businesses. I always try to support my local community whenever possible. Check out the "Supporting Local" section to find out where exactly Sleeping Lady Soaps gets it's ingredients from.
To preserve the life of any homemade soap, I recommend keeping them dry after each use.
I am happy to say thst, yes, some of my soaps are.
Vegan friendly soaps will be properly labeled as so in the description section of each product.