Frequently Asked Questions

How the soap from muiliukas.lt is produced?

Our soap is produced in so called "cold process". Cold process soapmaking is the act of mixing fixed oils with an alkali (Sodium Hydroxide or Lye). The result is a chemical process called saponification, where the composition of the oils change with the help of the lye to create a bar of soap. Glycerin that is produced during the saponification (soap-making) process is a natural emollient that helps with the lather and moisturises the skin. One of the main benefits of the cold process soapmaking is having a complete control over ingredients. Depending on the ingredients you use, cold process soapmaking typically yields a long-lasting bar of soap.

Why shall we choose the natural handmade soap?

Natural soap is the small magic achieved by mixing vegetable oil with caustic soda, amending an essence oil and other natural additions. The final result of the saponification delivers the soap and glycerin. The latter one is the common ingradient in cremes. It is very valuable to a skin, because protects it, preserves a moisture and softerns. The industrial producers of mass soap filter the glycerin from soaps and use it in a creme production. Here, during the production of the natural handmade soup, it remains where it was formed - in the soap. Usually about 10% of glycerin stays after the production of the handmade soap. Therefore not only your hands will be washed, but you will also please yourself by a bit of creme if use our natural soaps.


What are the differencies of the soap from muiliukas.lt compared to industrial soaps from shops?

Cold process soap is made with vegetable oils and when it is made and cured, it contains no harsh chemicals or dyes. Often commercial soap is made with tallow (animal fat) and contains synthetic fragrance and dye, and retains almost no glycerin. Cold process soap bars are made using a combination of oils or fats and lye. Lye sounds a bit scary, but do not worry - all the caustic qualities of the lye are removed during the saponification process. When the lye interacts with the oils or fats, it creates glycerine. The type of oils and fats used make a difference in how hard or soft the soap bar ends up being, and how well it lathers.

 

Why aren't prices for the soap from muiliukas.lt low?

Our natural soap is handmade - each batch feels the human's touch and each piece of soap passes the personal check. We test and select materials very carrefully, demand quality certificates from each supplier; and strictly follow the rules and regulations applicable to this activity: the certified laboratory, transparent accountancy, taxes etc.  All of those costs contribute to the price of our soap.

 

Why do you offer rather a limited range of the natural soaps?

We think that quality, not quantity is the most important. The offers from muiliukas.lt are prior well tested and the quality was proven by us and our cutomers. The content of the soap is of the same composition. So clients by repetitive purchases are sure receiving the same quality product, not experimental one.


Have animals been hurted in the production of your soap?

One of the most popular question. None animal was hurted during the production process of the soap from muiliukas.lt, because we use only vegetable oil. Our soap fits even to vegetarians and vegans.

 

Why is the natural soap of relativelly blurry color?

We choose the ingradients that are natural and safe to use: cinnamon (brown), ment (green), turmeric (light yellow), sweet paprica (pink, rose). No chemical or nutritional colors are use in the production process of our soap. We are aware, some of soap producers apply those for more intense color, but question if such soap still could be called "natural"...

 

How to maintain the natural soap from muiliukas.lt?

In order to preserve the natural soap longer please maintain it properly: keep it dry, use the soap dish with protuberances in the bottom. The soap will not crack or languid, shall serve several months and longer if carried well.

 

What for the natural soap could be used?

Our natural soaps are designed for a skin care of hands and face. However some of our customers successfully use them also for hair washing and shaving.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further question about muiliukas.lt products, also will be more than happy to hear any comment and reference.