All Riverlea Soaps products have been tested extensively by family Guinea-pigs and friendly lab rats (poor dears). They contain vegetable oils only - no animal products and are minus any meanies (PRESERVATIVE FREE.)
We use essential oils for both their beautiful aromas and their therapeutic properties but we also like Fragrance Oils -There are many aromas that are not available from natural sources.
We make our soap using a method known as "Cold Process." Oils and fats are heated then mixed with Sodium Hydroxide and water to saponify (neutralise) the oils, and turn them into soap. We use many vegetable oils including olive, coconut, shea butter, palm, sunflower and canola.