Soaps

Cold process soap making is mixing fixed oils with an alkali (sodium hydroxide or better know as lye). This results in a process called saponification, where the composition of the oils change when mixed with the lye solution. Nerdy, I know, but so cool and this is what creates soap. You can not make bar soap without lye. Even commercial soaps that have tons of synthetic ingredients can’t make soap without lye. 

This will be our main product line. These soaps are more time consuming to make, but we can control the ingredients and costs more efficiently.  We want our soaps to be as natural as possible. 

If a soap is back ordered please note that each soap has a 4-6 week cure period. Lead time on an out-of-stock soap from creation to shipping will be a minimum of 7 weeks. We do this to ensure the freshness and quality of our products. 

You may email us at sales@naturebyjade.com with a special request for a specific item or soap. Such as a goat milk soap base with a specific fragrance or essential oil. Our team will work with you to provide pricing and provide a timeline for when your product will arrive. The entire special-order process is in the testing phases.

We currently sell some melt and pure soap products. Even though these are great products and mostly natural we will be slowly phasing them out. Once they are out of stock, we will discontinue the item. We may from time to time make some of these, but they will be limited supply. 

Oils & Enhancements

This is one of the best parts of soap making. There are so many oil options, each with their own benefits and attributes. (More to come on this later) The possibilities are almost endless. We use certified organic base oils when they are available. Which luckily for us is more then 90% of the time. 

We purchase our essential oils from an organic farm in Oregon. Most but not all are certified organic. Essential oils, especially quality ones are expensive and this will be reflected in the per bar cost of these soaps. Our customers have spoken and most prefer a soap with only natural ingredients. We aim to please. 

Although these are synthetic fragrances, they are substantially cheaper than essential oils. They also provide a much greater selection of fragrance options. We do use these currently in our soaps and they will be noted as “fragrance” in the ingredient list.  

Soap additives can be anything from Bentonite Clay, Colloidal Oatmeal, dried flowers or ground pumice. We use these to enhance our soaps. These ingredients provide additional benefits to the soap. Whether it helps with the slip of the razor in shaving soaps, or adding exfoliant properties in others. 

Preservatives

We make every effort to make our products without the use of preservatives. However, our first priority is the safety of our consumers. We will at times use preservatives in items like sugar scrubs to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria. No one wants moldy body scrub. Eeew!

These will be clearly listed in our ingredients. There are some natural substitute preservatives that have come out in recent years, but until more testing can be done and their efficacy proven, we are choosing to not use them. 

Pretty Stuff

Every January, we attend the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona.  This is one of my favorite things to do.  So many pretties!  This does mean that once an item sells out, they are gone.  We will restock new jewelry items once a year.   We may in the future allow for customers to request specific stones to be purchased on your behalf from the event.  More to come later on that. 

He said laser beams and of course I said, yes. 

Our products are laser-cut with a CO2 laser cutter allowing both vector and rasterized designs.  Yes, it’s cool. They come in various shapes, sizes, and patterns.   We currently have a limited supply, but it is my intention to expand this selection greatly in the very near future.  My goal is to allow our customers to select from an image library, pick a size, and put us to work. No two pieces will ever be the same. This laser product line will include the option to laser a design onto a backed canvas that you can paint yourself. I have had a ton of fun testing this out. 

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