As deep and complex as the sea, a comforting yet refreshing mix of lemon, ginger, hyacinth, freesia, peony, musk, with notes that include orange, sparkling cassis, deep sea water, blue lilies, patchouli, and seaweed. If you can imagine all that fresh water essence with the skin softening properties of oats and goats milk, shea and cocoa butters, then you can imagine irresistibly smooth, healthy, clean skin.
White Tea at Sea Oatmeal & Goats Milk Soap
Olive Oil (Olea Europaea), Organic Leaf Lard, Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Shea Butter (Vitellaria Paradoxa), Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Oats, Goats Milk, Kaolin Clay, Organic Himalayan Pink Salt, Organic Cane Sugar, Mica Pigments, Fragrance Oil.
Lard or pig fat will produce creamy and stable lather. In addition, it has mild moisturizing qualities that will prevent the soap from drying the skin.
Lard soap is highly compatible with the structure of the human cells. Our cell membranes are largely composed of saturated fats, just like the ones found in lard. This is the main reason why soaps based on animal fats have the nourishing properties that plant-based fats don’t deliver. Plant-based fats like olive or almond oil, for example, are a source of monounsaturated fats.
In addition, lard will make the soap bar hard and long-lasting. Some plant-based oils can turn the soap into a big pile of blob immediately after wetting. This can be a huge problem that can be solved through the addition of lard. -basicsoapmaking.com
Homesteaders cooked a lard soap recipe in kettles over fires. Pliny the Elder discusses soap manufacturing in Historia Naturalis. The Holy Bible mentions it a few times. But though soap dates back to ancient Babylon, it fell out of popularity in medieval Europe. Perhaps it was because bathing was considered unhealthy; perhaps because soap was expensive. And medieval European soap, soft and made from animal fat, stunk. The pleasant bars came from the Middle East.
An Industrial Revolution, a couple queens who insisted on bathing, and one famous microbiologist later, soap use increased. And so did the soap tax, during the reign of England’s Queen Anne. Laws stipulated conditions that made manufacture too costly for small producers until the tax was repealed in 1853.
That wasn’t a problem for homestead life in the 1800s in America. They made old-fashioned lard soap recipes with potash: a caustic potassium chloride solution derived from leeching rainwater through hardwood ashes. -iamcountryside.com