Myrrh & Frankincense Tallow + Buffalo Milk Soap
We're sure there's no soap like this in the world. Water Buffalo Tallow AND Water Buffalo Milk?! That's right! Buffalo milk is considered too valuable in other parts of the world for soap making. Because of its high butterfat we thought it would make a deeply nourishing, super creamy bar . . . . and it does! It is perfect for both face and body.
But we didn't stop there . . . we included other precious ingredients for promoting well-cleansed, youthful skin that also smell amazing -- frankincense and myrrh. You will look forward to your shower like never before!
Lactic acid from the milk gently exfoliates. For the full effect, allow the silky lather to sit on skin for 10 minutes before rinsing.
Our soap bars last up to 60 days for one person as long as only hands are used to lather and it is kept on a soap saver.
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.
Water Buffalo Milk - Buffalo milk is highly prized throughout the world. It is an A2 milk, meaning its proteins are easy to digest and do not contribute to allergies. It's richer in vitamins, minerals, and calcium than cow's or goat's milk. The lactic acid in buffalo milk is gently exfoliating while the high fat content deeply moisturizes skin.
Olive Oil — Highly moisturizing, full of antioxidants, treasured for centuries as the primary ingredient in castille soap.
Castor Oil — Draws out impurities and has a slight drying effect, which balances well with heavier moisturizers.
Frankincense Tears - Improves the tone and complexion of skin while its balsamic-like scent uplifts and soothes. Also highly moisturizing.
Myrrh Gum - improves clarity and adds luster to the skin, myrrh is a powerful anti-aging oil with a sweet ambrosial scent.
Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) and Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) - Necessary for the chemical reaction that turns fats into soap. None is left behind in the finished product.
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.
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