What is Triple Milled Soap?

Wednesday 4 Jan 2017

Ever wondered what’s so fancy about French triple milled soap? We’ve done our research and got the facts for you on what makes triple milled soaps worth the extra investment.

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The triple milled technique has its origins in France. French soap makers developed this method of making soaps way back in the 1700’s. To get technical, the definition of soap is the result of a chemical reaction between a fatty acid and an alkali solution. The fatty acids are the actual fat content of animal or in our case vegetable oils. The alkali solution is known as lye and is usually sodium or potassium hydroxide.

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After the soap is made it is dried into flakes. At this point, natural fragrances and nourishing oils are added. Finally, we get to the all-important triple milling! The scented soap flakes and other optional addiitives (like jojoba oil and aloe vera) are passed through the milling machinery three times. Putting the soap through the milling machinery three or more times gives the soap a hard, glossy finish.The triple milling also makes the soap a lot denser and significantly reduces the amount of moisture. As a result it lasts much longer than regular soaps. The lather of the soap is also improved from this process. Another benefit is that the triple milling process ensures that the additives are thoroughly mixed through the soap.

The triple milling also makes the soap a lot denser and significantly reduces the amount of moisture. As a result, it lasts much longer than regular soaps. The lather of the soap is also improved from this process. Another benefit is that the triple milling process ensures that the additives are thoroughly mixed through the soap.

So triple milling produces a soap that is creamier and more luxurious and will last you much longer!

All of our Australian made bar soaps are free from parabens, sulfates, and petrochemicals. They also contain nourishing and nourishing natural ingredients like coconut oil, jojoba seed oil, vitamin e and shea butter.

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