Natural care in scent and design

In 1997, for the first time, Florex - Gerlinde Hofer has manufactured original soap from sheep milk.

Soap is a product made when fats from plant or animals disintegrate (coconut fat, palm fat, olive oil, ...) This chemical reaction is called saponification. To that end, fats are cooked with suds (before potash or soda was used as well). This process is called soap boiling or saponification.

For our sheep milk soap, we exclusively use high-quality, vegetable fats. Mostly we use palm fat (sodium palmate) and palm kernel fat (sodium palm kernelate), which are vital for the mild, rich and creme-like consistency.

In a specially designed masticator, colour, scent, herbs or oils are added to this basic recipe. In addition, the skin-friendly sheep wool fat lanolin is added, which provides the skin with moisture and makes it more elastic. The most important ingredient is sheep milk (lac ovis). It calms sensitive skin and gives the sheep milk soap a wonderful, creme-like consistency.

The sheep milk soaps are mostly made without any chemical additives.. Only preservatives are necessary to prevent the sheep milk soap from turning rancid. In order to make the process of saponification easier, water (aqua) is also added to the sheep milk. In the soap-making process, glycerin is made as a side product, which calms the skin and keeps it soft.

After the kneading process has been completed, the soap is transported to the pillier machine. There the soap is being rolled out. The soap is then removed from the rolls with a knife.

The so treated soap is then loaded into the extruder. In the extrude, the soap is shaped into a cord using heat. Afterward it is ready to be cut.

After the soap has been cut into the desired size, it can be punched into a number of shapes. 

We hope you will enjoy your soap

Your Florex Team