I have been making soap for more than 12 years.I love the creativity and usefulness of this product. Plus the fact that it's good for your skin because there is 7% naturally occuring glycerin in hand crafted soap.
All soap is made with olive, palm and coconut oils. Essential oils are used for scent and natural pigments are used to color.
I have added some soaps that are made with cosmetic grade fragrance oils. Fragrance oils are not guaranteed to be 100% essential oils so they are called fragrance oils. Fragrance oils are created from aroma components to smell like the real thing. These soaps I have marked with an asterisk (*) so you will know which ones they are. The main reason I do this is the cost. For example, if I were to take the current market rate of sandalwood essential oil the amount I put in one batch of soap(18 bars) would be $160. So you can see that the soap would be very expensive. I buy my essential and fragrance oils from well respected soap makers who have tried out their products in cold process soap. That way I can bring the best product to you at a reasonable cost.
I use cold process method to produce my soap. I like using something that I understand and that I can pronounce the ingredients.