Our Soaps - It's ALL About the Oils

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The oils you use can make all the difference in the quality of the final product when making natural cold-processed soap. A carefully chosen combination of oils can create a balanced soap that is moisturizing, cleansing, and gentle with a delightful lather. Our favorite combination of oils at AlpacaSoaps is olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and castor oil. Here are some of the unique benefits of this combination in cold-processed soap.

Moisturizing Properties

Olive oil and shea butter are excellent moisturizers that can help to hydrate and nourish the skin. Olive oil is high in oleic acid, which makes it an excellent emollient and can improve skin elasticity. Shea butter is high in stearic and oleic acid, which locks in moisture and provides a protective barrier on the skin. These oils can help to reduce dryness and flakiness, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth.

Cleansing Properties

Coconut oil is a powerful cleanser that removes dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin. It has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties that help to prevent acne and other skin infections. Combined with castor oil, which produces a rich and creamy lather, it cleanses the skin thoroughly and leaves it feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.


Shea butter and coconut oil are both hard oils that create a solid bar of soap. This hardness makes the soap last longer and reduces waste. It also helps to create a more stable lather that doesn't break down too quickly.


A soap made from this combination of oils is mild and gentle on the skin, making it suitable for people with sensitive skin. It helps to soothe and calm the skin, reducing redness and irritation. This makes it an excellent choice for anyone who wants to avoid harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances.


Natural cold-processed soaps made from olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and castor oil are an excellent choice for people looking for a moisturizing, cleansing, and gentle soap that's pleasant to use, long-lasting, and suitable for a variety of skin types.

It's clear that natural oils can be incredibly beneficial and the proof is in our soaps' popularity and our customers' rave reviews. Not only do oils provide essential vitamins and minerals, but they also carry soothing and therapeutic properties that can benefit our skin and well being. Why not give our soaps a try?


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