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Bonnie Kuehner - Lawler, IA



Sandy Hayworth - Charles City, IA

My name is Sandy Hayworth, my business is Soaping Science. I’m a retired scientist with 27 years in the animal Pharmaceutics. industry and I live Charles City.

I started my soaping adventures in 2013. Soap making is a chemical process called saponification. Through my soap making I am able to continue my love of science. I experimented with a number of different recipes until I achieved a bar that is very gentle and one that doesn’t strip the natural oils from your skin. So your skin doesn’t dry out so badly using my soap.

The standard formulation of my artisan soaps contains lard, olive oil, coconut oil, corn oil, castor oil, shea & cocoa butter, goat’s milk and lye.

Lard is highly compatible with the structure of human cells. Our cell membranes are largely composed of saturated fats, just like the ones found in lard. Additionally, it makes a harder, longer lasting soap.
Olive Oil is also a very commonly used raw material in soap. It moisturizes and creates a creamy lather.
Coconut oil is also commonly used in soap making. It is cleansing and produces large bubbles.
Corn oil  is a good conditioning, moisturizing ingredient and it makes a creamy, white bar.
Castor Oil is a thick liquid extracted from the castor bean plant. It draws moisture to the skin and creates amazing lather in soap.
Cocoa butter and Shea butter add a luxurious and moisturizing feeling to soap.
Goat’s milk  helps create a gentle bar rich in fatty acids that contribute to nourished and moisturized skin.
Lye  combined with oils, fats and butters creates a chemical reaction that results in a glycerin-rich soap.

Please follow me on Facebook @SoapingScience to see markets that I attend and my other hobbies.

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