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About Our Soaps

Mama® artisan soap is hand-crafted with olive, coconut and palm oils, using the cold process method of soap making. Our soaps have an outstanding lather and leave your skin feeling soft and silky. Unlike commercial brands, our soap retains its glycerin, which makes for a naturally moisturizing soap. Below are some questions we frequently get about our soaps. If you don’t see your question answered, please feel free to get in touch! You can call the shop during business hours: 404-377-7800 or email us:

Q: Are these soaps for your hands?
A: Yes, our soaps are formulated to use all over your body.

Q: Can I use it my face?
A: Most of our soaps are not specifically formulated for your face, but we use them on ours. You know your skin best, so try it on a small section and see how you like it. Click here to shop face soaps. 

Q: Are your soaps 100% natural?
A: Yes! We use essential oils for scent and herbs for coloring - no synthetic ingredients at all.

Q: Which soaps are best for sensitive skin? 
A: They're all great for sensitive skin. They're all made from the same base of organic olive oil, coconut oil, and organic palm oil. Sensitive skin fares better with lighter oils, like citrus and lavender, so we recommend our Fresh Soap (Grapefruit + Tangerine) and Calming Soap (Lavender + Geranium) for sensitive skin.

Q: What are the main ingredients in your soaps?
A: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil & Palm Oil. Olive oil creates a wonderful lather, coconut oil boosts lather, and palm oil creates a harder bar. We only use organic, sustainable palm oil that is harvested responsibly. Click here to learn more about the ingredients in Mama products. 

Q: Does your soap leave a ring around the tub?
A: No.

Q: What soap making process do you use?
A: We use the cold-process method of soapmaking, which uses lye.

Q: Is that the same as glycerin soap?
A: No. Glycerin is a melt and pour base that you buy that despite it's natural sounding name, isn't natural. Actual glycerin is a by-product of soapmaking. Our soap retains its natural glycerin, but also contains other oils to soothe and moisturize.

Q: What is lye?
A: Lye is a mixture of sodium hydroxide and water. When combined with the oils we use, it creates a chemical reaction called saponification, where it binds the oils and water to make soap.

Q: Doesn't lye burn your skin?
A: Yes. But lye disappears during the saponification process, so there isn't any left in the finished soap.

Q: Does your soap melt?
A: No, as long as you keep it in a well-draining soap dish so it hardens between uses. Don't let it sit in water.

Q: How long does your soap last?
A: If one person uses it in the shower once a day, our soaps should last 3-4 weeks. As a hand soap, our soaps can last months.

Q: Do you make soap like in Fight Club?
A: No. We do not use fat from women's asses in our soaps.

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