What is French Triple-Milled Soap? What are the benefits?
Thursday, 27 February 2014 | Ken Shaw
What Is French Triple Milled Soap?
Triple Milled French Soap Definition
French Triple-milled soaps are made from soap mixture that has been passed through stainless steel rollers a minimum of three times. This is to ensure the bath soaps have consistent colour, fragrance and texture. Read on to find our more.
The History of Triple-Milled Bar Soap
Luxury soaps and bath products are becoming a booming industry. However, some natural soaps have been around for centuries, and a perfect example of this is the French Triple-Milled Soap; like our Shea Butter enriched French Market Soaps.
These bars, also known as French milled or hand milled soap, have a unique milling process that was invented by traditional soap makers in France, as far back as the 1700s.
So what does that all mean exactly, and what precisely is involved in making these very special French soaps?
Well, allow me to explain.
Triple-Milled French Soap Manufacture
How Are These Soaps Made?
In most cases, these soaps are manufactured with a combination of natural ingredients; fatty acid like fat or oil, in reaction with soda.
The milling process involves mixing these ingredients together, and a natural chemical reaction causes 'saponification'. This basically means it turns into soap, which is allowed to dry to form crystals.
Natural colours and essential oils are added to these crystals, giving the soaps their unique properties. The soap mixture is then passed through high-pressure stainless steel rollers a minimum of three times, hence the term ‘triple-milled’.
This helps to remove excess air and moisture from the mixture. It also ensures all the natural ingredients and essential oils are thoroughly blended; resulting in a smoother, more pure soap.
Occasionally, and at the discretion of the master soap-maker, the soap mixture may be passed through the rollers more than three times. Too many times though and the process may make the soaps too dry and less desirable. The resulting paste is then pressed into the desired soap moulds to make soap bars.
What Is So Special About French-milled Soap?
Is triple-milled soap better?
Now you know what French triple-milled soap is and how it is made, I suppose you'd like the answer to that all-important question: Is it better than ordinary soaps?
Let me explain why it is so beneficial compared to regular bar soap and you can decide for yourself.
Clue: the answer is a resounding YES!
Triple-milled Soap Benefits
So what are the benefits of using a French-milled soap?
- The soap will have no impurities.
- It is smoother than regular soap.
- It has a creamy lather and is more luxurious than other soap.
- The soap is denser and will last many times longer than regular bars.
- Each bar will be consistent in colour, fragrance and texture.
- By definition, if it is Triple-Milled, it is a top-quality, premium soap
So there you have it, all you need to know about French Triple Milled Soap. Hopefully, you now understand what all the fuss is about and want to give them a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
How long do Triple-Milled soaps last?
This special milling process creates a top quality hard soap that contains less moisture and more actual soap. That means that it not only lathers well, but also lasts a very long time - in fact, years if you are a student!
Have we tweaked your interest and inspired you to try Triple-milled French soaps? Maybe you have already had the pleasure of using one of them?
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