INGREDIENT

Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil

Brassica napus and Cocos nucifera

Coconut Cream
Part of the soap base
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Products with this ingredient

Rapeseed oil and coconut oil are used together in the creation of our soap base. The oils are heated with sodium hydroxide and water, which results in a process known as saponification.

Description

Description

Soap making developed gradually in history, it has remained largely based around the same process: boiling oils and fats with an alkali to produce soap and glycerine. Historically, the fats used were mostly beef or sheep tallow, with olive oil, palm and coconut joining the list later.

Lush never used animal oils, of course, and in 2007, we felt that it was time for us to re-invent the vegetable soap base and make it palm oil-free. We worked with a leading UK soap-base manufacturer and developed a sunflower, rapeseed and coconut oil-base.  We've now settled on a new formula with just rapeseed and coconut oil, as we feel this gives our soap the properties we want.

The oils are heated with sodium hydroxide and water, which results in a process known as saponification. The soap can then be separated from the mixture using salt, and dried to give the solid base that is used in production.

Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil can be found in these products
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Products with this ingredient
Rapeseed Oil and Coconut Oil can be found in these products
Fresh Farmacy Cleanser
Facial Soap
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£8.34
120g
Foot Soap
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£3.95
70g
Soap
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£3.50
100g
Exclusive
enzymic
Shower Smoothie
Tale of two fruits
£8.34
120g