The Soap Shop

Handmade is Better!

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the difference between Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils?

Simply, essential oils are derived from different parts of different plants, fragrance oils are man-made and are synthetic. 

What are phthalates?

Phthalates are esters that when used in the fragrance industry are meant to make a scent stronger. They are used in tons of products, and are best avoided. They have been linked in studies to several different types of cancer. All of our fragrance oils are phthalate free.

What are parabens?

Parabens are a type of preservative used throughout the beauty industry. These parabens have been linked in studies to  different kinds of cancer and reproduction issues. There are all natural alternatives that work fantastic. The Soap Shop uses Optiphen Plus!

Is your Palm Oil sustainably produced?

Simply, YES and YES and YES. All of our palm oil is Rainforest Alliance Certified Palm Oil. 

What are unrefined oils?

Unrefined oils, are oils that have not been altered by heat or otherwise. When oils are unrefined they have the most benefits for your body. Refining oils tends to remove the vitamins and amino acids that your body needs. 

What makes your soap different?

Our soap is handcrafted in Colorado. We use nothing but healthy vegan ingredients that will not harm your body. Our base oils are organic, non-gmo, and chemical free. Our soap is so popular, we have made over 2.5 million bars to date. In addition we have won competitions with our soaps.