Q: Why is your handmade soap so much better than commercially produced soap?
A: Because my handmade soap contains none of the harsh chemicals and additives that are in commercial soap. My handmade soap retains all of it's natural Glycerine, too. Commercially produced soaps have had all the Glycerine removed.
Q: Does your handmade soap contain lye?
A: No. It is necessary to use lye to make soap, as it is the catalyst which is partially responsible for saponification. (The process of ingredients combining to make soap)
Once saponification is complete, the soap contains no lye. By the time your soaps arrive, they have been lye free for quite some time!
Q: How long did it take you to learn to make soap?
A: I learned gradually, and it was NOT an "overnight" process. I worked hard to perfect the craft, & have been making soap for YEARS now.
Q: Do you take special orders, or create custom gift baskets?
A: Yes! Just E-mail me with your request. Please allow 4-6 weeks for completion of all special orders.
Q: Where is "Elmwood Farms"?
A: My home, Elmwood Farms, is located in Perquimans County, NC. We are in a very small town in the Northeastern area known as "Hertford".