Handmade Soap by Ambra

Handmade Soap by Ambra In the modern world of high-tech and innovation we sometimes lack simple things and harmony with nature. Handmade soap by Ambra will help you to feel closer to nature! Based on time-proven soap making recipes, it is a 100% handmade and 100% natural product formulated with high-quality plant ingredients. The soap perfectly illustrates the brand’s motto, “Naturae convenienter vive!” (“Live in accord with nature”).

Ambra soap has been produced by the Lviv Private Soap Factory, a family-owned company based in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, since 2010. It is a small enterprise where handmade cosmetic products are produced in small batches to ensure high quality. For example, Ambra soap is made using the cold soap making process which makes it different from mass-market counterparts.

The cold process is one of the oldest soap making techniques. It involves vegetable oils (olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil, etc.) and lye. The lye is dissolved in water and combined with the oils (which have to be melted first if they are solid at room temperature). The mixture is mixed well until thickened and emulsified, poured into moulds, and left to continue saponification. In 12 to 48 hours, the soap is removed from moulds, cut into bars and left to cure for several weeks or even months.

Cold process soap making doesn’t require heating the ingredients. Solid vegetable oils are heated to melting point to liquefy them, which is usually about body temperature (30-40° С), but that’s it. As a result, useful substances contained in oils from unsaponified fractions retain all their properties which makes cold process soap a better skincare product than hot process soap.

Due to not being exposed to high temperatures, cold process soap has a more delicate texture than hot process soap. However, its saponification takes more time. Cold process soap is safe to use after the insulation period which lasts 12 to 48 hours, but most manufacturers leave cold process soaps to cure and harden for several weeks before use. This process helps to get rid of excess water and trace amounts of residual lye.

All soaps produced by the Lviv Private Soap Factory are made using cold process soap making and cured for at least 6 weeks (and some soaps like traditional Castile soap are cured for 6 months). This allows to achieve perfect balance between the saponified fraction and unsaponifiables designed to take care of the skin. Various natural additives such as essential oils, herbal extracts, dried herbs, honey, oatmeal, etc. are added to Ambra soaps to enhance their effect and to give them a light, natural scent. As a result, the soaps take good care of the skin and even help to combat some skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.

The Lviv Private Soap Factory offers about a dozen handmade soaps branded as Ambra. Each of the soaps has its own formulation and array of useful properties and features. For example, Castile Cream Soap is based on an ancient recipe originated in the Castile region of Spain. Its only ingredient, besides lye, its extra virgin olive oil which provides the skin with vitamin E known for its antioxidant properties. Castile soap creates a very light, airy lather perfect for taking care of sensitive skin and even delicate baby skin.

Another signature product by Ambra is Lviv Coffee Soap. It is based on a blend of vegetable oils (coconut oil, palm oil, maize oil, olive oil and castor oil) and enriched with coffee seed extract, grape seed powder, ylang-ylang essential oil and cinnamon essential oil. This soap has a pronounced rejuvenating effect. It also helps to remove dead skin cells, makes the skin soft and smooth, improves skin elasticity and complexion.

The brand’s philosophy is based on living with harmony and nature. That’s why Ambra soaps are packaged in recyclable cardboard boxes. They do not contain synthetic surfactants, colourants, fragrances and preservatives and are not tested on animals. These products are a perfect choice for those who want to lead a healthy and green lifestyle to make this world a better place, live in harmony with nature and return to simple values.

Our online shop Organic Store offers a selection of natural soaps by Ambra and other personal care products produced by the Lviv Private Soap Factory (facial soufflé creams, handmade solid shampoos, salt and sugar body scrubs, lip balms, unrefined cold-pressed oils). In our catalogue you will find a detailed description of each product and a complete list of ingredients. We deliver internationally to any country within the jurisdiction of the Universal Postal Union. Take care of yourself with Ambra and Organic Store and live in accord with nature!

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