What could possibly make one bar of soap better than another?
Triple-milled soap, that's what. It might sound a little bit like marketing jargon, but there are some real benefits to using this type of soap that made us opt out from commercial soap making methods. Here's why you should switch to triple-milled soap today.
1. What is triple-milled soap, and what are the benefits of using it over other types of soap?
Triple-milled soap is a type of soap that has been passed through three rounds of steel rollers.
This step removes any air bubbles and excess water from the soap, which helps it to last longer and lather better because there is more actual soap than water.
This process also removes any impurities from the soap making it a perfect option for those with sensitive skin.
The advantages of these soaps include :
A longer lifespan, since the excess air has been removed
A smoother texture
Superior quality and luxury feel
A small history lesson.
Soap makers in France have been using this traditional process since at least the 1700s which is why triple milled soap is also referred to as french milled soap.
2. How is triple-milling different from common soap making methods?
Commercially, the process of soap making is much simpler than the triple-milling process. The soap ingredients are mixed together and then cooked until they form a solid bar.
Hand soaps are made via a chemical process known as saponification which essentially means 'turning into soap'.
This takes place due to a chemical reaction caused by combining the fatty acids from oil and an alkali, such as lye. To make soap, the fatty acid is neutralised by an alkali.
Triple milled soaps are similar but have a key difference:
For triple milled soaps, the first saponification process is identical but the fragrance and essential oils are blended in the mixture too.
This way, by the time it reaches the milling rollers, all of the extra components have been thoroughly combined and equally distributed.
3. Are there any other advantages that come with triple milled soap bars?
It's common as well for mass manufactured soaps to use a variety of not-so-luxury ingredients.
These not so friendly ingredients include:
- Synthetic fragrances
- SLS or SLES
All of these chemicals can irritate your skin but once they go down the drain, can have a mildly toxic effect on the environment.
The SCRUBD difference.
However, SCRUBD soaps are just the opposite. Natural ingredients are exclusively used in our soap bars and as well as being triple-milled they are also vitamin E and shea butter enriched.
Plus the fragrance used in our soaps is a blend of natural essential oils such as luxurious grapefruit and cedarwood.
They say that good things come in threes. Triple-milled soap, it would seem, is no exception.
For SCRUBD, it was a no brainer. The only way to create luxurious soaps was to utilise the triple milled process.
Triple milled soap bars create a creamy lather, finer texture and have zero risk of being spoiled with impurities. This age-old process produces a truly premium soap that leaves your body clean, smooth and energised.
But we didn't stop there.
We wanted to take our soaps that extra step further by using an all natural and organic recipe, enriched with vitamins, shea butter and aromatic ingredients for the ultimate cleanse.