Library Handcrafted Soap
Handcrafted Small Batch Soap
Vegan, eco-conscious, and SLS, phthalate, & sulfate free.
Color: Leather brown, off white. (Kinda like an old book!) We
Fragrance: If you love the smell of old books, and old bookstores, this one is for you. This distinctive fragrance recalls the atmosphere of an long-lost library, beginning with a teakwood top note that gives way to a heart of cedar and leather. Earthy sandalwood, dark musk, and patchouli wrap up this woody scent.
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Gentle aroma, wonderful lather. You cannot go wrong with this one.
This is amazing soap, smells wonderful, really glad I purchased!
I cannot begin to explain how comforting and lovely this scent is. It truly reminds me of the children and teen's fiction sections I spent so much time in growing up. I plan on gifting this soap to every book lover I love for the winter holidays. If pressed for a description, I would describe the way the dust dancing through the frosted-window sunbeams might smell on a cozy afternoon in your favorite aisle of your local small-town library. It smells the way it felt, ages ago, to get the book's checkout card stamped by your favorite librarian.
It is also beautiful, and the Cococado soap feels absolutely lovely on my hands. If you know anybody that has always loved libraries, they will love this soap.
It's definitely a favorite. It evokes strong nostalgia feelings. The soap base is lovely, too.
Avocado oil is traditionally used in soap making to increase the skin conditioning properties, and for a creamier lather. Avocado oil also has as a high content of vitamin A, D and E.
Coconut oil is a soapmaking favorite! It contributes an abundance of fluffy lather, even in the hardest of water.
Palm Oil has a slippery history, but RSPO certified palm oil helps protect the rainforests and farmer’s livelihoods, while also helping your bar last much longer in your shower.
Kaolin clay adds a little slip to your lather so your washcloth glides over your skin, while also helping the fragrance last longer in your bar.
Sodium hydroxide – often called lye – is the magic-maker in cold process soap. It’s what’s responsible for taking all those oils and turning them into soap. We formulate our soap so there’s no lye left in our bars.
Sodum Lactate is considered a humectant, which means it draws water to it, but in soap making, it helps firm up bars so they don’t crack and last longer in your shower. It’s made from fermenting corn and beets, which we think is pretty cool.
Sodium Citrate is one of two ingredients we use to counter hard water. Sodium Citrate helps balance the pH of our bars and softens the water a bit so the lather washes right off – taking the minerals that cause that hard water film on your skin with it.
Sodium Gluconate is one of two ingredients we use to counter hard water. Sodium Gluconate helps bind up some of the minerals that make water hard so the lather washes right off – taking the minerals that cause that hard water film on your skin with it. It does double duty as a gentle natural preservative, too.
Our fragrances are phthalate free and skin safe, always. We often blend our own with essential oils safe for skin. Our fragrance free bar is just that: no fragrance added at all.
We love color, but we understand that you don’t want to step out of the shower looking like a cartoon character. We use skin-safe, cosmetic-grade mica and pigments, activated charcoal. and natural clays in all our soaps.