Hot Process vs Cold Process
Hot Process involves actively cooking the ingredients which speeds the saponification process. This method gives the soap a rustic look, it's much faster to produce, and the "super fat" content and percentage can be controlled.
Cold Process is where the ingredients are combined and over the course of six weeks it slowly turns into soap. This method allows the soap maker to use different color additives, such as micas, to produce a more vibrant looking soap.
I choose to make my soaps using the Hot Process method and here's why. I always say, if it's handmade, it should look handmade. I prefer the rustic appearance of these bars. I also like how fast the process is because I know exactly when the soap is safe to use. Finally, having the ability to control the "super fat" is very important to me because this is what moisturizes your skin. My soaps are known for their soothing, moisturizing, and skin loving properties.