Saying a soap is "handmade" says nothing about quality of the ingredients or the knowledge and skill of the soapmaker! Chagrin Valley is not just another soap company. We are committed to healthy skin, healthy people and a healthy planet.
People often ask, "Do you make glycerin soap?" or "What is the difference between between your soap and glycerin soap?" The term "glycerin soap" is a misleading term. All true soap made from scratch is glycerin soap.
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!