These days we hear so much about the benefits of using coconuts in our daily lives.
Many studies have been done to prove coconut oil to be one of the healthiest food around and no surprise that it's being classified as "superfood"
Coconut oil is known to slow down aging, improve skin issues like burns, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, prevent heart diseases and high blood pressure, protect the liver, reduce inflammation and arthritis, boost immune system, and protect against diseases like Alzheimer, diabetics, gallbladder and pancreatitis problem.
However, not all coconut oils are created equal. There are mainly two types of coconut oils available in the market - virgin coconut, and refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) or commonly known ordinary coconut oil.
difference between virgin coconut oil and rbd coconut oil
Whilst both are coconut oils, what they are made from and the process on how the extraction process is being done makes a huge difference in terms of their nutritional value and benefits to our bodies.
Soaps were first made around 2800 B.C by the Babylonians. Animal fats were boiled with ashes to form soap. However, soap was not made as a body cleansing or hygiene product. Rather, they were made for medical purposes and to clean wool and cotton used in textile manufacturing.
It was not until 1550 BC that the Ebers papyrus detailed how soaps were made and used for cleansing and washing of skin; especially on sores and other skin diseases. Over the years, soap making started to become popular, the Greeks, Romans and even Ancient Germans started to make their own soap.
hot and cold process method
Soap making can be categorized as hot process method or cold process method.
The main difference between these two methods is that in hot process, added external heat is introduced to the soap making process, whereas in cold process as the name indicate, no external heat is introduced and thus, cold process is able to retain all the natural goodness and benefits of its ingredients.
handcrafted soap also known as glycerin soap
When an exact amount of fats and lye are mixed together in cold process , a natural chemical reaction called "saponification" takes place. During soponification, glycerin is formed. Handcrafted soap is also known as glycerin soap.
Glycerin is humectant and hygrosopic and therefore has the capability to retain, attract and preserve moisture in itself. Glycerin soap can be a very good face cleanser to help remove dirt and oil that clogs your skin. Regular use of glycerin soap keeps your skin constantly moist, hydrated, soft and supple.
Unlike their handcrafted counterpart, many commercially manufactured soap uses synthetic chemicals that contain harmful and toxic chemicals that are harmful to our skin and can cause dryness and other skin irritation and reaction. It is also common for commercial manufacturers to have glycerin separated from the soap to be resold and used in other areas such as personal care product, pharmaceuticals, chemical intermediates and food processing.
benefit of cold process soap
Benefits of cold process soap:
There are enough products with chemicals that are harmful and toxic to our body created from the food we eat to the different types of products we use on a daily.
While many are conscious of the negative effect of piling our body with harmful chemicals from the food we eat, the negative effects from toxic ingredients from personal care product are less known.
What we put on our skin ends up in our bodies. We may not be able to control every thing we eat, but we sure are able to take charge of what goes on our skin.
why Aud's & Ann's?
Specializing in organic coconut based products, using only virgin coconut oil organically grown and harvested.
Focus of our products,
The organic virgin coconut oil used in our products are extracted through fermentation resulting in the finest oil quality, and our soaps are saponificated cold.
As the saying goes, "we are what we eat", In this case, it is also true to say, "we are what we use".
we study and understand the natural benefits of different plants and roots and harness their natural goodness into oil and extracts as ingredients for our products.
Using cold process method for our production, our products retain the natural glycerin from coconut oil and the goodness from the plants extracts, luxuriating you with a rich lather. Brings out the natural glow and radiance from your skin. Beautiful skin and hair is possible at any age.
All our products are handcrafted in our workshop in Thailand and are also FDA certified in Thailand.