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Soaps Page

Ama's Originals soaps home page is where you'll find links to the types of soap and the different shapes that are available. You can also see overviews of the colors.

All of my products are available in all the soap types. Since these vary from translucent soaps (Aloe Vera, Hemp, Honey, Olive Oil and Shaving) to opaque (Goat Milk and Shea Butter), the colors can vary as well. Translucent soaps work well with the shimmers and neons. Both types work with the standard colors, with the opaque soaps taking on a pastel hue. (They can be darkened to appear closer to what you might expect for, say, red, but not as deeply as the translucents do.)

The Soap Types

Currently, there are seven different types of soap available:

  • Aloe Vera
    Aloe Vera Soap

    My base has a full 5% Aloe Vera Gel in it. Aloe Vera Gel is known for its incredible moisturizing properties. Real Aloe Vera gel is added to the clear base (which gives it a slightly greenish tint) - making a very soothing and cleansing base.

  • Goat Milk
    Goat Milk Soap

    Goat Milk soap is believed to have skin softening properties. My Goat Milk soap is made with real liquid goat milk as found in your neighborhood grocery store. It contains a full 10% refrigerated liquid goat milk. It has a delicate creamy lather. The base has a creamy custard color.

  • Hemp
    Hemp Soap

    This base is made with a generous 5% of Hemp Seed Oil. You'll find the lather to be abundant and creamy, with a slightly nutty scent to the base. The Hemp seed oil colors this clear soap a natural light tan.

  • Honey
    Honey Soap

    Rich with the skin loving properties of real honey, this soap is a luxurious, warm honey color.

  • Olive Oil
    Olive Oil Soap

    This translucent base contains a full 20% of kosher grade A Extra Virgin Olive Oil. (That doesn't mean you can eat it!) Due to the high content of olive oil, this base has a distinctive smell and is a light attractive pale yellow that may darken slightly over time. Olive oil is known to make a soap that is both gentle and moisturizing on the skin, while providing dense, creamy lather.

  • Shaving
    Shaving Soap

    My shaving soap has lots of luxurious lather with none of the chemicals that most soap bases rely on! This soap base is easy to use and fairly clear. You can choose to add color to it, or leave it as is. It could make shaving just a bit more fun!

  • Shea Butter
    Shea Butter Soap

    This is an opaque soap base with added shea butter. It gives off a creamy lather while promoting moisture and softening.

Among those seven soaps there are two different classes. Two of them, Goat Milk and Shea Butter, are what I call Opaque soaps. That means in their unprocessed state, they're essentially white soaps. The others are what I call Translucent. You can sorta see through them. Until colors are added. Some are more clear than others, spanning from an almost completely clear to a golden color.

For a few, there is an inherent aroma. I can't really tell, but LaughingBear tells me he notices them.

There is always the possibility I may acquire more types. If (when) I do, it will appear in the newsletter and on the News page here.

The Shapes

Oh my, the shapes. Once upon a time ago there were about ten. Now there are more than thirty! Why? Well, there have been many occasions where somebody wanted something a little more specific. There are holidays. There are life events. There are gift giving occasions. There are so many ways that a special soap can be just so much fun!

Click the title bars below to see a brief description and representative image of each shape. The link below the image will take you to the store page where you can find more detail and more pictures.

Soap Shapes

Of course, that's not to say this is the end of the list! If you have a thought on a new shape for me to provide, contact me! I'll see what I can find! (I've been surprised, not only by some requests, but also by the fact I found something that fit!)

Just like the soaps, if (when) I get a new shape, I'll post it in the newsletter and here on the News page.

The Colors

Colors can be tricky! It's not terribly difficult to create a color in a soap. What get difficult is maintaining consistency! From one batch to the next, a single color might come out just a little bit different. But that's part of what makes them custom soaps, too! I don't make hundreds of soaps at a time (except for special orders). I make your soap, usually the day you order it or the next day. That means it ships out within two days. (More detailed and intricate orders can take longer.) When it goes out within two days, it arrives at your door within five. That's because I only ship via USPS (United States Postal Service) Priority Mail.

Back to the colors. There are basicallly three types of colors I offer:

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Standard Colors

Standard colors are your basic rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet/Purple.

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The Shimmers do just that! They have little bits of shimmery stuff in the color that a bit of sparkle to whatever they're in. They come in Cappuccino, Copper, Gold, Merlot and Purple.

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They include Blue, Fuchsia, Orange, Pink and Yellow.

About the Colors

While all the colors can be added to all the soaps, they won't always look the same. In fact, some won't look quite right at all.

The Standard colors, shown above, are shown in the light or pastel version in the opaque soaps (Goat Milk and Shea Butter). They can be made more intense, but they still won't achieve quite the density of a crayon, for instance.

In a translucent soap (Aloe Vera, Hemp, Honey, Olive Oil, Shaving), the intesity can become very dense or reduced to a very light color. The dense version is a very full, rich color.

The Shimmers and the Neons lose their special effects almost entirely in the opaque soaps. While you can order them that way, most of time the result is, well, less than satisfying. I strongly recommend NOT ordering either the Shimmers or Neons in an opaque soap.