why does my face soap have condensation?
Glycerin, a humectant that provides amazing benefits to soap, is a natural byproduct of saponification, the chemical reaction that produces soap. In commercial soaps, the glycerin is removed and used to produce commercial lotions. Handmade soaps, rich in natural glycerin, are the most moisturising soaps you can find!
When you wash with natural soap there is a thin layer of natural glycerin left behind, which will help draw moisture to your skin to keep it hydrated and prevent dryness. When natural soap sits out in humid conditions, the glycerin in the soap draws moisture out of the air and onto the soap which then appears as little beads of water on your soap bar – like morning dew on blades of grass.
So the sweating is actually moisture from the air that the glycerin attracts, not moisture coming from inside the soap. The more humid the environment and the more humectants in the soap, the more likely you’ll experience this phenomenon.
why are the kraft labels so bad??
yes, they are pretty bad. I had wanted to use kraft labels as they are natural and compostable and recycled. However I acknowledge they just do not stand up to getting wet or oily or even handled very much. I will be phasing these out to sturdier, white but still recycled labels.