Arghand soaps, are fashioned according to a painstaking process known as hand-milling. After the soap is batched and has hardened for a few days, the women grate it and melt it over a low heat. It is at this stage - once the caustic lye is largely neutralized - that the Arghand women add the more precious oils, fragrances, and colors. Then each bar of soap is hand-molded to resemble a lump of river-polished marble. Next the bars are rinsed and compressed by hand three times during a cure period that lasts six weeks. The result is a rock-hard, glossy bar of soap, which avoids the chemical additives that are used in industrial milled soaps. Arghand soaps are much harder and denser - and thus longer lasting - than other handmade soaps on the market. You will be amazed at the quality!
Miniature versions of each of the most popular soaps produced by the cooperative.
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