Introductions of Soaps

Q: Which soap (aroma) is suitable for men?
A: All types are recommended to be tried out. The black soap, tea tree peppermint, and patchouli oats are the most popular ones among our Men customers.
Q: Will a handmade soap be rotten without any preservative?
A: In the beginning of the making process, the pH of the handmade soap is relatively high. After the process is completed, the alkali and moisture of the handmade soap will be reduced gradually. That is why our handmade soaps are to be stored for a longer period of time comparing to other brands for them to be cured more thoroughly. As well as wait for its pH value to be reduced to a more mellow level. This curing process also makes our soaps more long lasting and can be kept for a long time if unused.
The quality of the handmade soap will be kept for 3 to 5 years by avoiding humidity and the rancidity of vegetable oil.
Q: Why do the shampoo soap feels sticky? It is caused by soap scale. What is soap scale?
A: Please refer to this link ...
Q: Preservation methods.
A: Please put the product in a cool and ventilated place, and avoid high temperature and humidity. The handmade soap will be consumed in a humid environment. Improper preservation might cause the handmade soap to last a shorter period of time.
The handmade soap contains abundant water because it is rich in glycerol. In an environment where the humidity in the air is higher than that in the handmade soap, some water droplets will attach to the surface of the handmade soap. Therefore, many people will be worried if the handmade soap is rotten. In fact, it is not. Since a well-produced handmade soap will absorb water in a humid environment and dehydrate in a dry environment, the humidity will not affect the handmade soap at all
Q: What important things that you Need to Know.
A: Many people like to use shower gel, facial cleansing lotion, and other liquid cleaning products because of convenience. One can simply squeeze the bottle and get the cleaning liquid. However, people may not look into the product ingredients very often. A big defect of liquid cleaning products that cannot be overcome is high moisture content, which will lead to the easy growth of bacteria. Therefore, manufacturers need to add some preservative antibacterial agents in these products for preservation, and safety and cost-down of products. The common antiseptic agents are Paraben and Triclosan, both of which are environmental hormones. Triclosan is the mostly common antiseptic agent. With chlorine in tap water, it will generate chloroform, which causes cancer after long-term use. Triclosan is one of the legitimate antibacterial agents approved by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Hundreds of cleaning products and cosmetic products registered and managed by the Ministry of Health and Welfare contain Triclosan. Most of the products belong to well-known brands. Because the Ministry of Health and Welfare takes only passive actions, more products containing Triclosan may not be submitted for inspection, nor will they be processed with the sampling inspection. Besides, a part of manufacturers may add excessive Triclosan in products to extend the lifetime of the products.
Today, when you check the cleaning products, you may find that some ingredients are not stated in the tagged description. Some ingredients are stated with English terms you may not know, or some well-known antimicrobial agents are stated with the terms of Triclosan, Aquasept, Gamophen, Lrgasan, Sapoderm, Ste-Zac, which are Triclosan in fact. These actions are performed by manufacturers to reduce customers’ doubts when they purchase cleaning products.

Q: Cleaning Principle of Cleaning Products – Surfactants
A: The property of water and oil is exactly opposite. Surfactants can intermingle two materials which are unmingled originally. The perspiration or oil stains attached to people’s skin or clothing, or the oil stains attached to the tableware can be cleaned off by the use of surfactants to intermingle oil in water easily. Surfactants can be classified into two types, soap and synthetic surfactants.

The handmade soap adopts natural oils and fats which causes no damage the eco-system. However, synthetic surfactants will decrease boundary tension and break the structure of an organism suffering the penetration of only a bit of surfactant. Moreover, a diluted surfactant will also decrease the boundary tension. Once the surfactant penetrates into a human body, the decreasing function cannot be stopped. The surfactant will break cells and the panniculus adiposus covering cells, and maintain the function. The aforementioned is the horrible aspect of synthetic surfactants since they will be decomposed into environmental hormones which is fat-soluble and will penetrate into cell membrane easily.
Q: What is Environmental Hormone?
A: The antimicrobial agents added in cleaning products, as aforementioned, the alkylphenol decomposed from the artificial synthetic surfactants, the plasticizer added in poisonous erasers or plastic toys, the perfume fixatives added in cleaning products or cosmetics for fragrance preservation, and other elements like PCBs, dioxin, and DDT are all environmental hormones. The biological definition of environmental hormone refers to the hormone-like effect in an organism, generated with an external or artificial chemicals entering the organism through water, air, soil, food or other ways, interfering into the original endocrine system of the organism, and affecting the development and reproduction of the organism. That is, all hormone receptors binding chemical compounds can be classified as an environmental hormone. These compounds are able to simulate the hormone effects and interfere into people’s physiological function. At present, animal experiments have shown that environmental hormones will cause animal fecundity to decline, increase the probability of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer, and lead to the abnormal endometrial hyperplasia and hypoplasia. The list does not stop here.