Is it True that most soaps you purchase from the store are synthetic? I hate to say it but yes that's true. Commercially produced soap is a detergent based product because it is made of synthetic chemicals and wetting agents. Your body soap is more closely related to laundry detergent than it is actual soap. Another issue with detergent based soaps is that the preservatives required to keep these acidic soaps from growing bacteria are toxic and drying as well. Detergent is made to dry out your skin so that you will also buy lotions and creams. See where they went with that? Use a soap that will dry out your skin so that you will be fired to buy their moisturizer.
Handmade soap bars will contain glycerin but commerical bars do not. Why? Commercial hygiene companies have figured out that they can extract the Glycerin and blend it into several other products including lotions and cosmetics. The companies have figured out if they sell you a soap that dries out your skin they can sell you a lotion as well and make double the profit. For this reason there is no glycerin in commercial soap.
Is it true there is animal fat in soap? Soap originally was made from animal fat, but as of lately animal fat is not needed. Animal fat can still used today in ANY soap making process, but it is specifically used in commercially produced soap because it is cheap to buy in bulk, it is easy to process and makes a hard bar of soap. All mass produced soap is made with Sodium Tallowate, which is smart talk for animal fat mixed with sodium hydroxide. It is simply another word play for branding purposes. The animal fat is melted, mixed with chemicals and blended into the fragrences. Many soaps and beauty products are tested on animals.
So whats the truth about soap? You aren't even using soap. You are using an animal fat based detergent chemical bar made in a factory. You are absorbing cancer causing agents through your skin everyday while you shower. You are a slave to the system because the natural moisturizing ingredient glycerin is being removed and sold separately to you in the form of lotion.
What's in our Cheekiesoaps for humans? All of our body products are soy free, sulfate(SLS) free, paraben free, gluten free, and vegan friendly. Our soaps are made using organic RSPO certified palm oil and biodegradable glitters, and we use Shea Butter, Almond, and Coconut Oil in all our artisan bars, unless otherwise stated. Check out each soap for it's ingredient list.
Bar Soap for Dogs? You got it! Bar soap for your dog. No more wasted liquid soap. Never washed your dog with a bar soap before? Your dog is going to LOVE IT! Sure it gets a little furry just rinse with water and the fur slides off. Best of all CheekieSoaps line for dogs are handcrafted with only ingredients that your dogs fur and skin will benefit from. No more added garbage. Straight up basic, clean fun that feels like a massage!
What are the ingredients in CheekieSoaps dog soap? CheekieSoaps line for dogs are handcrafted with only ingredients that your dogs fur and skin will benefit from. No more added garbage. A mixture of oils and Shea Butter along with Clay and Essential Oils. BASIC. Take a look at each individual bar to see the exact ingredients. You can also see a full list of ingredients here.
Do you accept wholesale orders / custom soap requests? YES! We are working on collaboration with a few local shops right now. Adding more will depend on our demand as well as creation time. Small batches are our thing. Shoot us a message and lets see what we can work out.
What is the difference between Palm Oil and Sustainable Palm Oil? GreenPalm defines certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) and palm kernel oil (CSPKO) as produced by palm oil plantations which have been independently audited and certified against the RSPO - Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil standard. Basically, plantations certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) can't clear “primary forests or areas which contain significant concentrations of biodiversity (e.g. endangered species) or fragile ecosystems.”
What does cure time mean? Cold Process soap needs to age or "cure" before it is finally ready to use. Like firewood, as the soap cures, most of the water used in the recipe evaporates out of it. A harder bar of soap will last longer, lather better, be more gentle, and just be an overall better soap. Each soap will have a cure date on it, which will be listed in the description of each product.
When will my order ship? We tend to ship within a day or two of the actual order. If you need us to rush this please get in touch with us asap!
How are my cheekiesoaps packaged? We are very environmentally friendly. We pride ourselves in using ONLY eco friendly biodegradable packaging. Our soap is carefully wrapped in biodegradable film, Biolefin™. Biolefin film takes 90% less time to degrade. Our labels are biodegradable too! So you can feel good not only about the soap ingredients being cruelty free and vegan but also that you are not adding more waste.