michael tewes

Beautiful and refreshing: Glycerine soaps create immediate freshness, especially on hot summer days. In order to obtain a transparent product, only very pure ingredients are used. Therefore, the soaps are ideal for delicate skintypes. From now on, möve offers glycerine soaps in several fresh varieties such as lemon, tangerine, lavender and mint.

Soap History*

“Soap has been made for at least the last 2000 years . The earliest users were either the Celts (who called it saipo), or the Phoenicians. According to Pliny the Elder, the Phoenicians were using soap as early as 600 B.C. These early soaps were generally used for cleaning clothes and for curing animal hides. The Romans used soap on their bodies as part of bathing, and they spread their soap making skills throughout Europe. In Europe, medieval soap production centered around Marseilles and spread to Genoa and Venice. In England, there was soap production in Bristol as early as the 12th century. In the 13th and 14th Centuries, it started in Cheapside in London. Soap was seen as a great source of revenue by the government and it was taxed. The process remained more or less unchanged until a method of producing large quantities of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) was discovered in the late 18th century. This opened up the manufacture of good quality soap on a large scale. By the time of the industrial revolution in the late 18th century, soap was more widely available.”

Handmade Soap on A Natural Basis

möve’s glycerine soaps are made by Droyt Products Ltd, an old established manufacturer of glycerine soaps, founded 1893. Droyt’s customers include Macy’s Department Stores in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

möve offers handmade glycerine soaps of high quality, that are produced in a traditional way. möve’s Glycerine Soap is an all-in, semi-boiled frame soap, cut by hand from a large block and stamped to shape in a box die.

With the addition of a few other ingredients, this method can be used to make a genuine transparent soap, i.e. a soap which is clear like glass. It is not possible to make a true transparent soap by mechanical means.

* http://www.droyt.com/soap-facts.php