Is lye an all natural ingredient?
First, All real soap is made with lye (sodium hydroxide mixed with liquid). Any skin or hair cleansing product made without sodium hydroxide is not a soap, it is a detergent. Second, The chemical reaction of making soap, called saponification, is complete, the lye and oil molecules have combined and chemically changed into soap and glycerin. If the soap is made properly, the lye is used up in the saponification process to turn oil into soap. There is no lye present in the finished bars of our soap. While all real soap must be made with lye, no lye remains in our finished product after saponification.
Therefore, our soaps are completely all natural.
Do all of the soaps come in an individual box as pictured? I'd like to give them as gifts if they do.
Yes, every soap comes in its own box. They are perfect for gift giving. We can also put together a gift box to send to someone for you if you would like, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take care of it for you.