Do Botanies herbal soaps contain glycerin?
Yes. Glycerin is a natural part of the vegetable oils we use to make our herbal soap, so it is a natural part of all Botanie soaps. Our soaps qualify as “glycerin soaps,” because glycerin accounts for 9-10% of the final product. Unlike most commercial soap companies, we retain all glycerin produced during the saponification process. Since glycerin is a sellable commodity, commercial soap makers remove it for sale, or they keep trace amounts for mention on their labels. Our soaps differ from clear “glycerin soaps” because our bars are not transparent. To produce their transparency, “glycerin soaps” contain a sugar-alcohol compound that can dry your skin.