Cold or hot soaps?

The soap making process is artisanal.  Both the cold process and hot process are used in the making of La Beer Epoque soaps.

Cold process soap (CP soaps)

A soap making process in which lye is added to fats and oils to initiate the saponification process. No external heating is required and the process has practically zero carbon emission. Saponification is competed through the curing (drying) process. LBE’s Essentials E, Sudoras and Fruitas are cold process soaps.

Hot process soap (HP soaps)

A soap making process in which fats, oils and lye are heated to speed up and complete the saponification process. In artisanal hot process soap, heat is applied for a short time only and so the process has very minimal energy consumption. HP soaps are usually more rustic in look. LBE’s Vintas is a hot process soap .

Article by KA LAB