According to Shakespeare, "All the world's a stage". On the stage of soap making, there are many players, each with an important role. Here you see three of the players: Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil and Shea Butter. Each player imparts different qualities to a bar of soap. A bar can be customized by using various combinations of oils and butters in a recipe.
🧼Cocoa Butter contributes to bar hardness, is very conditioning and helps produce a stable lather.
🧼Coconut Oil adds cleansing properties to soap and creates lather with large bubbles. If a soap recipe is heavy on coconut oil and not superfatted (superfatting explanation for another day😉) this will result in a bar that is harsh on the skin and drying.
🧼 Shea Butter has great moisturizing abilities and adds a creamy, richness to the soap.
As I mentioned, these are just a few of the key players. I enjoy working with different combinations to produce balanced bars, each with their own characteristics, that's are beneficial for your skin.