Vegetable Glycerine Soaps | The Science & Your Health
Glycerol (also called glycerine or glycerin) is a simple polyol compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic.
Due to having antimicrobial and antiviral properties it is widely used in FDA approved wound and burn treatments.
The Red Cross reports that an 85% solution of glycerin shows bactericidal and antiviral effects, and wounds treated with glycerin show reduced inflammation.
Glycerol is a component of glycerin soap. Essential oils and fragrance oils can be added for fragrance. This kind of soap is used by people with sensitive, easily irritated skin because it prevents skin dryness with its moisturizing properties. It draws moisture up through skin layers and slows or prevents excessive drying and evaporation.
Soap is created by mixing fats and oils with a base, as opposed to detergent which is created by combining chemical compounds.
Humans have used soap for cleaning for millennia. Evidence exists of the production of soap-like materials in around 2800 BC in ancient Babylon.
For making natural hand & body soaps, triglycerides (oils and fats) are derived from coconut, olive, or palm oils.
Triglyceride is the chemical name for the triesters of fatty acids and glycerin.
(source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycerol )
(source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap )
Narwhal Soaps have been spotted in the Ottawa Area
Inspired by the iconic Arctic beauty of Canada's mystical Narwhal (the unicorn of the sea).
Our soaps include a 'Tusk' stand made entirely of soap to store the cylindrical Narwhal soap.
Fragranced as either Floral, Fruity or Ocean-y (your choice), each soap contains aloe vera and vitamin E for healthier skin.
The National Geographic lists the Narwhal's scientific name as 'monodon monoceros' with a population of 'unknown' and status as 'Near Threatened". As such there is a limit of 2 of these rare soaps per household.
This soap towers a mighty 6 cm tall with a diameter of 5 cm and is approx. 2.5 oz / 71 g -- $8.95
all soaps are beautifully labelled and packaged in clear wrap