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What is Cold Process Bar Soap and its Benefits?

Updated: Aug 23, 2022

Cold process bar soap is a solid soap made without applying any external heat. It is created by mixing sodium hydroxide lye, pure water and natural oils like olive oil and coconut oil. This sparks a chemical reaction called Saponification which causes the mixture to turn into soap. During the saponification process, Glycerine and Soap are created. Glycerine is a precious emollient that softens and maintains water balance by attracting moisture to your skin. The cold process soaps are made at room temperature with no additional heat to speed up the saponification, so they will be left at room temperature (cured) for 4 to 6 weeks for all the lye to transform into soap. Kanhode soaps are cured for at least 6 weeks for gentle and long-lasting soaps of the highest quality.

The cold process method allows all the ingredients’ benefits to be preserved without heat damage, leaving the purest natural properties to directly soothe our skin. This ancestral technique requires tremendous time and patience, as a result, the soaps are usually handmade in small batches. Soaps sold by Kanhode are made with natural ingredients and contain no artificial or harsh additives. Additionally, all bars are hand prepared, hand-cut, inspected and packaged individually to ensure you receive the top-notch quality that you deserve.

Benefits of Cold Process Bar Soap:

1.Nutrients are highly preserved

Since no external heat is involved in the cold process method, the properties of the great ingredients like olive oil and essential oils still are preserved in their natural form to provide essential vitamins and nutrients for healthier skin.

2.Creamy lather for deep moisturization

Cold process soap is made with all-natural ingredients that create a creamy lather for luxury moisturization which further minimizes dry or itchy skin.


Cold process soaps are free from artificial ingredients, drying detergents and preservatives etc. They are the perfect match for all skin types, allowing your skin to breathe more freely without the taint of chemicals.

4.Body massage

With bar soap, you gain the satisfaction of massaging your body and scrubbing away grime and tire, a feeling unparalleled by smoothing shower gel or liquid soap over your skin.

5.A treat for the eyes

The cold process method allows for more artistic techniques to be used to create patterns and other appealing features in each bar soap. Swirling patterns marble the smooth surface, painstakingly designed by Kanhode – every bar is unique. Handmade bar soaps are great for gifts or as a welcoming treat in your guest bathroom.


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