Soap Blog RSS

What is Lye?

The process of creating soap has not changed much in 4,800 years since the ancient Egyptians pioneered a similar method. A natural process, it is known as saponification. A key ingredient in this is lye, but do you know how it is used?

There are a lot of myths about this product, though we can sort the fact from fiction. Read on as we answer the question "What is lye?"

Continue reading
Oregon Soap Company Launches Carbonfree¬ģ Products in Partnership with Carbonfund.org
‚ÄúBack in 2007, we made it a part of our mission to plant a tree or native plant with every 10 bars, or 5 gallons of soap sold. While we‚Äôve¬†planted nearly 775,000¬†to date, we were never able to confirm that we‚Äôd reached our goal of offsetting over 100% of our products‚Äô carbon emissions. Now, due to our partnership with the Carbonfund.org Foundation, we‚Äôre able to accomplish this in a concise, verifiable way.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Gregg Arnell, President of Oregon Soap Company
Continue reading
Why We Use Biodegradable Packing Peanuts
Let's talk packing peanuts! The Oregon Soap Company is always striving to take an extra step forward to protect our Earth! If you have ordered our soap before, you may have noticed that sometimes we use packing peanuts to protect...
Continue reading