What is Soap?

Soap is a surfactant which means that it helps water to wet things more evenly. Soap is made by combining an alkaline solution with animal fats or vegetable oils which are acidic. When mixed under the right circumstances, they neutralize to form a new compound which we call "soap". Saponification is the technical term for this reaction. Saponification is simply Oils + Lye = Soap. You can not make soap (of any kind) without lye. However, once the chemical reaction takes place the lye is no longer present in its alkaline form. As a matter of fact, it has now turned into something very pleasant and wonderful.

What can you tell about glycerin soaps?

Glycerin is an essential part of the soap making process and is a moisturizer. Glycerin actually draws moisture to itself by absorbing it from the air. Unfortunately, most commercial soaps manufacturers, remove the glycerin from their soaps to sell it in more profitable way.

What is your handmade glycerin soap made out of?

We produce our own "natural" soap base. This base contains the following ingredients: Saponified vegetable oils, vegetable glycerin and purified water. According to what our clients request/demand we can also add Shea Butter to our soap as well as cocoa butter, aloe vera, etc'. It is a pure soap product without any harsh detergents or animal products which have not been tested on animals. Each one of these soaps is hand made. Our soaps are being used by friends and family, many of whom have sensitive skin.

Why is RIL Soaps better than your regular store brand soap or body wash?

Commercial soap manufacturers extract the moisturizing glycerin that is naturally produced when making soap. They sell the glycerin for a bigger profit for use in lotions and other high-end products. RIL's soap is hand made, it is based entirely on natural raw materials and ingredients that are hand picked for quality and each batch is made with the utmost care, not manufactured in a commercial factory.
Body wash is not soap - it is a synthetic detergent similar to what you wash your dishes with, would you want to put that on your body?

Do you have a printed catalog?

No, we do not have a printed catalog, for several reasons: Firstly, catalogs are very wasteful of trees and energy resources, and most are tossed directly into the recycle bin or worse, into burgeoning landfills. Additionally, we are adding new products on a regular basis, whether as permanent additions to our line or as special limited editions; by the time we were to finish one catalog, it would most likely already be out of date or obsolete! A much more earth-responsible answer to this is the presentations that we supply to our customers through email.