Do Your Soaps Contain Glycerin?


Do your soaps contain glycerin? This is a common inquiry from customers who visit to explore our Handmade Artisan Soaps. The response is a resounding "Yes." All our soaps are crafted using the cold process method, which naturally results in glycerin during the saponification process.

Glycerin is a key component in our handmade artisan soaps. The cold process method we use to create our soaps ensures that the glycerin is retained, providing you with a moisturizing and nourishing experience every time you use our products. Rest assured that our soaps are not only crafted with care and creativity, but also with your skin's well-being in mind.

All natural soap contains glycerin, which is produced during the saponification process when oil molecules and lye combine to form soap and glycerin. Essentially, any genuine soap that preserves its glycerin is considered glycerin soap.

What is Glycerin?

Glycerin, also known as glycerine and glycerol on ingredients lists, is a non-toxic, colorless, and odorless liquid. This versatile ingredient is used in various products, from personal care items like toothpaste and soap to food products and pharmaceuticals. Acting as a humectant, glycerin helps retain moisture in products and benefits your skin and hair.

Glycerin in natural personal care items is extracted from various plants, particularly plant oils like canola, coconut, corn, palm, and soybean. When derived from these plant sources, glycerin is deemed naturally sourced.

Alternately, in certain traditional products, glycerin may originate from petroleum sources and is usually a by-product of biodiesel production.

Why it's Beneficial

Glycerin serves as a humectant in soap products, ensuring that your skin retains its moisture to shield it from dryness-induced damage. Unlike forming a barrier, humectants like glycerin allow your skin to breathe.


Frequent washing can dry out your skin, so it's essential to find a cleanser that is effective yet gentle to prevent irritation. Opting for a natural bar soap with glycerin can be kind to your skin, helping to preserve its natural moisture without artificial colors, fragrances, or preservatives.


Understanding the ingredients in your natural personal care items is crucial. Glycerin, a frequently used ingredient in natural soap, aids in maintaining moisture in both your products and your skin.