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Do Vegan Soap Brands Eliminate COVID-19

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Often people wonder if natural products are effective, and whether or not they need an arsenal of antibacterial claims and Clorox to do the job. We have heard people talk about going nuclear when it comes to combating germs. We encourage people to try the vegan bar soap brands in order to put the question to the test.

When people buy soaps and body washes, they reach for products labeled “antibacterial,” hoping that they’ll keep their family safer. [1] However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state on their website that there isn’t enough science proving over-the-counter antibacterial soaps are better at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water. Also stating that currently, the benefits of using antibacterial hand soap haven’t been proven at all, adding that the wide use of these products over a long periods of time, raise the question of potential negative effects on your health, resulting from the common antibacterial ingredient known as triclosan.

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How Soap Milling Works

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Recently consumers are asking what the difference is between a handmade artisanal style soap compared to a milled vegan bar soap. The reality is that even milled soaps can be considered handmade to some extend depending upon the carbon footprint of the factory, and whether human hands truly play a majority role including energy to run operations.

The French have coined the term "triple milling," which refers to producing an affordable luxurious natural soap bar. This process passes the soap ingredients through a series of heavy duty stainless rollers and meshes to turn the soap into a fine paste before it is made into soap bars. The roller sets have very tight tolerances and the extruder uses fine mesh perforated fittings to operate and refine the soap, that eventual gets squeezed several times in order to fully mix and blend all the ingredients. The final fitting is usually the outer dimension of the perspective bar.

Milled soap bars produced using this process are much smoot…

How Are Natural & Vegan Bar Soaps Made

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Vegan bar soaps made with natural ingredients all have to start from a fat base or  triglyceride (fat or oil). The triglycerides react with a sodium or potassium hydroxide to produce glycerol and fatty acid salts. Soap is produced by this process which is referred to as saponification or hydrolysis of the two ingredients. Since the sodium hydroxide is mixed in distilled or ionized water, it carries the caustic aspect out of the soap by means of dissipation.  The mere synthesis begins to remove the caustic aspect of the mix from the equation. However, the process whether process with heat or in a cold environment will need to cure. So whether the soap is made from organic oil, "natural oil" or animal fat, it needs to go through this process before it can be used safely. By testing the PH of the soap, one can tell whether it is truly ready for the body, and at this point the moisture that contains the caustic element has evaporated completely.

There is a  debate on whether or n…

Does a Quadruple Milled Vegan Bar Soap Brand Matter

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Soap milling is to thoroughly mix the soap and any fragrances or extra ingredients added to the soap base, while pushing out any extra moisture or air in the mix. This can be done carefully more than 3 times. Quadruple milled bar soaps contain less water and more actual soap, therefore, creating a longer lasting harder soap. Lessening the chances of finding a messy blob where you last left it. This doesn't happen with quadruple milled vegan bar soap!

This type of manufacturing uses a special process that actually refines the soap four times. This refining provides an admirably luxurious feel when you rub the soap against the skin. You may find single-milled, double-milled, and even triple-milled soaps, but quad-milled soap bars are the utmost in opulence and can now be purchased here in the made in the USA. Before these soaps were common Europe.

How to Choose Vegan Bar Soap Brands

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If a bar says it is all natural, does this mean it is vegan? How does one choose the right vegan brand of bars and determine what conventional bars aren't vegan. The right brand depends on any set of ingredients that might or might not agree with the consumer. For example, some people see the need to avoid palm oil bars, where others might not mind them, providing the manufacturer uses sustainable sources of ingredients including palm oil and others ingredients. This most likely relates to the methods of farming and locations being farmed aren't infringing on animal habitats.

How to determine what is a conventional bar? They usually are very inexpensive and come in packs larger than 3. This usually means they were produced massively with inexpensive ingredients that allow for such margins. In many cases the use of surplus animal fat from meat processing plants. While one might recognize the sustainable element behind utilizing waste, it doesn't change the fact that you wil…

Do you Have to Adopt a Vegan Diet to Use Vegan Bar Soap

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Lately people have approached me and asked if vegan bar soap meant adopting a vegan diet. The answer is not necessarily. Many omnivores use our high quality bar soap directly after enjoying their favorite foods. Our soap leathers and moisturizes your skin, however, it is not edible. Why is it different from conventional tallowate (animal fat) soap?

While all soapmaking oils have ecological and social costs of production, processing, transportation and storage, therefore, it is important to consider these factors when choosing an ethical plant-based soap. For example, many soaps with the vegan label contain palm oil. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) aims to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm.

Our soaps are made from fats or oils of vegetable origin rather than from saponified tallow or other animal fats. These soaps are preferred by vegans and may be preferred by vegetarians as well.

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Vegan Bar Soap Sandwich

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Did you know that most bar soaps contain animal fat derivatives, coming directly from the meat industry? This is because animal fat is inexpensive and widely-used in conventional soap making. Animal fat derivatives include tallow, sodium tallowate, stearic acid and lard, to name just a few. Unless a soap is labeled as vegetable-based, it is most likely made from animal byproducts.

Most vegan manufacturers make soap by sourcing sustainable ingredients that have not tested or encroached on any animals or habitats. This doesn't mean you need to stop eating hamburgers, it merely begs the question on whether you want hamburger rubbed on your skin verses plants that  produce pure oils. I keep my cheeseburgers separate from my bodily hygiene. It is safe to say that the more cheese burgers you eat won't require additional vegan bar soap to cover the increase in body size.