Island Soap & Candle Works features premium quality glycerin soaps in a range of colors and fragrances. Our Mango, Plumeria, Pineapple and Rain scented glycerin bar soap products are handmade in Hawaii by our specialists experienced in natural skincare.
What is Glycerin?
Glycerin, a colorless, viscous liquid, is an organic compound comprised mainly of a fatty, oily acid. It is an effective solvent, making it useful for cleansing, but it is also a “humectant.” This means it inherently attracts moisture in the same manner a conductive metal, such as copper, attracts electricity. This characteristic gives glycerin soaps their powerful moisturizing capabilities.
Glycerin is a by-product that is produced naturally during the soap making process. Because of its valuable ability to soften and smooth skin, conventional soap making companies often remove it from their products and use it instead in items that generate higher profits, such as lotions and hair care treatments. This allows them to sell their lower quality, harsher soap at a lower price. (Of course, we leave all the naturally occurring glycerin in our handmade soaps.)
Glycerin bar soap that contains high quantities of pure glycerin, like those crafted at Island Soap & Candle Works, is prized for its beautifying effects on the skin.
How is Glycerin Bar Soap Made?
The process begins with a soap base, which is partially dissolved in a concentrated alcohol solution and heated until a clear, jelly-like consistency is achieved. The next step is to add the desired oils, fragrances and colors. Popular ingredients include coconut oil, lavender, beeswax, oatmeal, shea butter and chamomile. The mixture is then poured into a mold and left to set and dry. The result is one of the highest quality, most popular moisturizing soaps available.
And because glycerin is translucent, beautiful colors can be added, which gives our soap makers creative license to let their imagination run wild. We have soaps in a rainbow of hues, all with beautiful Hawaiian themes.
At Island Soap & Candle Works, our specialty is creating nourishing glycerin soaps that recreate the sights, scents and sensations of the Hawaiian Islands. From fragrant Plumeria to sweet Pineapple to refreshing tropical Rain, our soaps bring the luxury of an idyllic oasis right into your home bathroom.
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