Every batch of Maui Seeds Soap is created by Tamara using the old fashioned, cold process soap making method. Most of the recipes offered are vegan (the couple that contain Maui Honey are listed).
Assorted botanicals from our Maui garden and the Beauty of Maui inspire every small batch of soap. Tamara is a life long Quilter and enjoys choosing new themes and color combinations for each small batch of soap.
Most people have a favorite scent or plant. Find your special flower, fruit, plant or Maui memory. Try several types at once or perhaps give or order for yourself a 'Soap of the Month Club' membership. Enjoy sampling new types of soaps monthly and discover what your favorites are. Soap is a truly useful, every day luxury that is a gender neutral gift everyone of all ages appreciates.
Feel the difference that handmade soap will make to your skin. Your skin will feel soft and pampered after using these luxurious Shea Butter soaps. Your skins natural oils are left when using real soap (your skin will not be stripped of its oils and left dry like happens with store bought soaps)
Most of the skin loving soaps offered are created with Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a large percentage of raw African Shea Butter. A liquid mixture of Hawaiian Distilled Water (or an herbal Tea or fresh Aloe Vera juice) is added to Food Grade Lye (Sodium Hydroxide). Sodium lactate/liquid salt is added to create an even harder longer lasting bar of soap. This lye liquid is added and mixed to the cooled oils and the magic of the Saponification process happens, a chemical reaction. This is called the 'cold process' soap making method but the batch of soap does heat up. Once poured into a mold, the soap is unmolded, hand cut and left to 'cure' which means dry at room temperature for 4-6 weeks. The result is a truly pleasing long lasting bar of luxurious shea butter soap.
'Real' soap is made with lye (that is why store bought soaps technically are called 'detergents' and must be labeled 'beauty bars' and are not allowed to call themselves 'soap', since they did not 'saponify'). True soap, handmade good old fashioned lye soap, will last much longer than normal store bought soap if allowed to dry and harden between uses. PLEASE NEVER ALLOW YOUR HANDMADE SOAPS TO SIT IN A POOL OF WATER. A draining soap dish of some sort is best to allow your bar of soap to dry between uses. You can also just cut a bar in half or a small piece off to use instead of getting an entire quarter pound (4 oz.) bar of soap wet. You will be amazed how long even a small piece of this soap lasts.
Assorted Maui botanicals, healing clays, charcoal, seeds, herbs, fruit and flowers are added to each batch. A fragrance or essential oil is matched to the soap colors/theme. Some batches are left unscented and color free for the most sensitive skin types. Other bars have a wonderful floral or spicy scent. Please ask Tamara is you are not sure what type of soap that is best for your skin type. A lot of the soaps offered have multiple uses, for SHAMPOO, SHAVING, FACE, BODY and even LAUNDRY. If you have very sensitive skin only use the fragrance and color free soaps. Your skin will retain its natural oils and feel softer after using these soaps.
Hand cut and packaged in Haiku, Maui. Please contact Tamara with any questions or about custom orders. Current in stock soaps that are cured and ready to ship are listed.