We have received numerous emails over the years questioning our use of Canola Oil in our soap and shampoo bars. All Canola is not created equal. The purpose of this article is to clear up misconceptions about the canola oil we use at Chagrin Valley.
Although no one really knows when soap was discovered, there are various legends surrounding it’s beginning. According to Roman legend, soap was named after Mount Sapo, an ancient site of animal sacrifices. After an animal sacrifice, rain would wash animal fat and ash, that collected under the ceremonial altars, down to the banks of the Tiber River.
To make olive oil, the ripe olives and pits are crushed. From the olive mash comes olive oil. The method by which the oil is extracted determines the quality of that oil. All olive oils are not created equal!