I’ve been researching different oils as the prices of some rise. We love our recipes but aim to keep our soaps as affordable as we can for our customers. One thing we stove to do is to not use soy in our products. Many of our customers actively avoid soy.
Many new to soaping recipes suggest new soapers use vegetable shorting as a main oil. It’s usually on hand and cheap. we always knew it was a combination of oils but I didn’t know it contained soy!
I found this on a soap chart: Crisco consists of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, containing canola and/or soybean oil plus palm oil. The proportions of these constituent oils may vary according to market conditions, season and location around the country.
What do you need to do?
Check the ingredients on any soap you purchase. Old Town Suds uses: Coconut, Olive, Sustainable Palm, Castor, Almond, Sunflower, Neem, and Avocado oils. Depending upon the recipe we might also add Coco or Mango Butters.
There you have it. Something simple that everyone who is watching out for soy products needs to do. Check to make sure it’s not in your soap!