I love the shampoo bars. They are great for travel so you have soap and shampoo all in one and no liquids to worry about. They also lather nicely (for a real ingredient item) and feel good shaving. I always have one (ok usually more than one) in my shower.
TALLOW CLEANSING BAR - Scented (Temporarily Out of Stock)
Carefully crafted by our friend Cindy Tucker using traditional soap-making techniques, our tallow cleansing bar is truly something special. Our ancestors made soap from animal fats and cold ashes. We’ve refined this process to create a smooth, silky, moisturizing bar that’s perfect for face and body.
Simply use them as you would a normal bath bar, and let the simple luxury of the experience surprise you.
Natural Ingredients for Skincare
Grassfed Water Buffalo Tallow — Rendered from our family’s herd of water buffalo, this exceptionally nutritious fat is the basis of all our products. Be sure to read about the amazing benefits of our 100% grassfed tallow here.
Olive Oil — Highly moisturizing, full of antioxidants and derived from plant sources.
Castor Oil — Draws out impurities and has a slight drying effect, which balances well with heavier moisturizers.
Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)
About Soap Making
Curious about the chemistry behind soap making? "Saponification" refers to the chemical reaction between fat and lye that results in the formation of glycerin and soap. Saponification occurs when, first, three molecules of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) are dissolved in water (H2O) and are split apart, which results in three sodium ions (Na) and three hydroxyl groups (OH). Second, a triglyceride (fat) molecule (C3H5(COOR)3) is split apart through hydrolysis, which results in a free glycerol (C3H5) and three fatty acid tails (COOR). Third, the hydroxyl groups all bond to the free glycerol to form a molecule of glycerin. Fourth, the three fatty acids each bond with one of the three sodium ions to form three molecules of soap (3NaCOOR). When the ingredients have completed the saponification process, one molecule of glycerin will be present for each three molecules of soap; no molecules of lye (sodium hydroxide) remain in the soap—they have all been split apart and used to form the soap molecules and glycerin.
I'm on my second bar right now, and my skin is definitely responding to the charcoal and clay. This tallow soap is a lot more mild than some other natural soaps I've used before in the sense that it doesn't dry my skin out much. It works really well in combination with the tallow cream too. This has a more masculine earthy smell for sure, so if someone here is reading this in hopes of finding a tallow soap that doesn't smell "girly" this one will do just fine. Buy some for yourself, buy some for your dad, clean pores for everyone!