If you're the kind of person who finds the quality of the soaps found at your local drugstore or everyday supermarkets a bit lackluster and don't mind spending a little coin, then French milled soaps are most likely for you. French (or triple) milled soap was developed in the 18th century. The manufacturing process of French milled soap creates a higher density, which means it outlasts average soaps and ultimately gives you a better bang for your buck.
French Milled Soap's Background
Soap, in general, has been around in some form or the other since somewhere around 3000 B.C. At its core, soap is made from fat like olive oil or shea butter, or an alkali like lye. The process, known as saponification, converts the fat mixture into forms of soap. Once hard, the soap is then grated into pearls. In the case of French milled soaps, manufacturers roll and press the soap three or more times until paste forms. They then put the paste into soap molds, where they allow it to harden.
Benefits of French Milled Soap
Purchasing French milled soap means you have a soap with fewer impurities. To the touch, these soaps have an incredibly smooth texture. It is immediately evident that the product you hold in your hand is of a higher caliber of quality. In addition, these soaps are usually made with natural, skin-soothing ingredients as well as natural fragrances, such as essential oils, instead of chemically derived additives that can be harsh on the body.
Unfortunately, a French milled soap can't be produced in a homemade-style manufacturing environment. For these soaps, a true commercial milling machine is required. From time to time, you will find people selling handmade French milled soaps claiming that they are the real thing but in actuality are using a process known as rebatching. Although rebatch soaps are of quality in their own way, the fact is they do not compare to the quality level of a true French milled soap. You can easily tell the difference between French-milled and rebatch by inspecting the soap's glossiness and smoothness of texture.
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