After playing with your pet, or perhaps after cleaning up an "accident", you will need a good soap to wash up with!  Introducing Yappy Corgi Handcrafted Soap!  All natural and made right here in my own kitchen!  Why "Yappy Corgi"?  While trying to come up with a good name for my new line of soap I was having a difficult time concentrating because my Corgi, Baron, wouldn't stop yapping!  And so Yappy Corgi Handcrafted soap was born! 

There are no artificial ingredients or fragrances used in this soap. In fact many of the ingredients are food quality!  There is olive oil and coconut oil, and herbs from my own garden. I source several of my ingredients locally, such as milk from Stryk's Dairy, ltallow sourced from Bedias Creek Farms, and honey from Bee Wilde or from Stroope Farms..  The soap is scented with essential oils and is colored with clays, charcoal or botanical ingredients such as spirulina or indigo. 

Many companies who produce their own handcrafted soaps use a basic formula and just change the scents or colorants, but where's the fun in that?  I like to experiment with different recipes, and because of that my offerings will vary.  Most of my soaps will have some sort of animal based ingredient because those are the ingredients that produce the creamiest, richest lather, but I do have some varieties that are vegan.  I am also open to suggestions, because like I mentioned before, I like to try new things!

Many people look for soaps that do not contain lye, also known as sodium hydroxide.  Technically, no soap contains lye, but they are ALL made with lye.  Lye is a necessary ingredient for saponification, a chemical process that happens when lye is mixed with fats, turning those fats and lye into soap.  So while sodium hydroxide (aka lye) is listed as an ingredient on all of my soaps, the process of saponification turned the lye into soap and there is no sodium hydroxide left in the soap.

Since these bars are handcrafted, no two will be exactly the same size or color.  The size is roughly 4 oz., some will weigh more, some less. A few things to keep in mind with natural soaps is that they will not last forever in storage like the bars purchased in the grocery store that are full of synthetic ingredients.  When not being used they should be stored in a cool, dry place to extend their life. There are no artificial preservatives, but I do use rosemary extract as a natural preservative.  The soaps should last about a year or so.