6 Surprising Benefits of Switching to Cold-Pressed Soap

by Mumu Bath

Hello, soap enthusiasts and beauty aficionados! Have you ever been tooling around in the world of artisanal, handcrafted soaps and stumbled upon the term "cold-pressed soap"? If you're wondering what this term means and its benefits for your skin, you’re in the right place!

 

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But first, what exactly is cold-pressed soap? 

Cold-pressed soap is a type of soap made through the cold process method. In this method, oils and lye are mixed at a lower temperature, typically around room temperature, allowing the soap to retain the natural benefits of the ingredients. This contrasts with the more common 'hot process' method, where the mixture is cooked, which can destroy some beneficial properties of the ingredients.

Cold-pressed soaps are typically made with a combination of plant-based oils like olive, coconut, and palm. These oils are saponified, a fancy term that refers to the chemical reaction of oils with lye to create soap.

Now that we've established what cold-pressed soap is, let’s uncover the benefits of incorporating it into your skincare routine.

 

6 Benefits of Switching to Cold-Pressed Soap

Rich in Glycerin

Cold-pressed soap is naturally high in glycerin, a compound that attracts moisture from the air and locks it into your skin (yay for suppler skin!). This natural moisturizer keeps your skin soft and hydrated, making it perfect for those with dry or sensitive skin.

All-Natural Ingredients

Since cold-pressed soaps are traditionally made with natural oils, they're usually free of harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances found in commercial soaps. Cleaner ingredients make cold-pressed soap a fantastic choice for those with sensitive skin or those who prefer a more natural skincare routine.

handmade cold-pressed soaps; benefits of cold-pressed soap

 

Environmentally Friendly

The ingredients in cold-pressed soaps are biodegradable, and the process of making them is energy efficient since it doesn't require heat. Plus, at Mumu Bath, we like to package our soaps in beautiful, locally designed, eco-friendly materials, making them an excellent choice for the environmentally conscious.

And they make gorgeous gifts, too! Try a gift set if you’re at a loss on what to give for Teacher Appreciation Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, holidays, and more. The hand-drawn box designs and artisanal cold-pressed soaps, candles, and other skincare products will make them feel extra loved and appreciated.

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Deluxe New York Handmade Soap Gift Set - Mumu Bath

 

Long-Lasting

Cold-pressed soaps can have a longer lifespan than their commercial counterparts. They tend to 'cure' or harden over time, making them last longer in your shower, especially if you keep them out of the stream of running water and place them in a self-draining dish that allows them to dry between uses.

We have several chic, minimalistic products to keep your soaps in tip-top condition for long-term use. Try the dual-purpose Exfoliating Soap Saver Pouch, which is handy for trips. You can actually keep the soap in the bag while you wash to create a bubbly lather for gentle exfoliation.

Or, add the super cute Ceramic Clawfoot Bathtub Soap Dish to your bathroom décor. (It’s adorable in a kids’ bathroom, and our littles think it’s so funny to put a soap bar in a tiny tub.)

If you want a simpler, natural aesthetic, the Zigzag Beechwood Soap Dish is perfect for showers, tubs, and countertops. The small wooden dish designed by a local carpenter is so versatile you can place it in any room, even the kitchen sink.

 

Zigzag Beechwood Soap Dish - Mumu Bath

Therapeutic Benefits

Our cold-pressed soaps are made with essential oils, which not only provide a delightful natural fragrance but can also offer aromatherapy benefits. There's nothing better than turning your bathroom into a rejuvenating or relaxing spa experience at the end of a long day.

 

Artisanal Beauty

And finally, cold-pressed soaps are often handcrafted by artisans, making each bar unique. The colors, scents, and patterns can be a beautiful addition to your bathroom decor and make for thoughtful, personalized gifts. 

Our soaps are lovingly created with intention and passion. The founder of Mumu Bath is a mother of a little one who struggles with eczema. Her passion for creating clean, effective soaps for even the most sensitive skin drives our mission. At the same time, her Taiwanese heritage infuses unique ingredients into these soaps, such as the Mt. Ali Taiwanese Tea soap made with tea leaves grown in her home region of Taiwan.

And, if you're a New Yorker like us, you'll appreciate the comforting scents of home with seasonal specialty soaps like the Brooklyn Bridge Bar, Central Park Soap, City Cafe Bar, Matcha Soap, and more on rotation. 

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Taiwanese ingredients for cold-pressed soap

 

Feeling Better About Your Skincare with Mumu Bath

Now you know! Cold-pressed soap is a wonderful, natural alternative to commercial soap. Cold-pressed soap isn't just a product; it's a lifestyle choice that advocates for better skincare practices, supports local economies, and promotes environmental sustainability. So, the next time you're shopping for soap, try cold-pressed soap by Mumu Bath. Your skin and the environment will thank you!

 

About Mumu Bath

Hi! We are so glad you’re here!

Mumu Bath is a New York-based natural skincare company passionate about crafting safe, gentle, and effective soaps and skin care products for everyone. We’re proud to collaborate with local artists, craftspeople, mompreneurs, and local businesses to restore a sense of unity while celebrating our diverse backgrounds, skills, and talents because we are so much better together! If you want to learn more about who we are or are interested in collaborating with us, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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Deluxe New York Handmade Soap Gift Set - Mumu Bath

 

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