For more than 4000 years soap has been known as a cosmetic product. First references of soap production can be found among the Sumerians. In the 17th century Ludwig XIV called the best known soap makers to Versailles and enacted in 1688 purity requirements for soap that are known until today. Accordingly soap containing at least 72 % of pure oil was counted extremely precious.
With soap you can remove dust, tallow, sweat, bacteria or even makeup. Soaps are made of a more or less compact mass: soaps made of sodium hydroxide solution are compact; soaps made from calium hydroxide solution are soft (liquid soap).
Waldland soaps contain oils of grey poppy, milk thistle or linseed and precious – mainly unsaturated fatty acids as omega-3 fatty acids. The content of oil causes a soothing, lipid balancing effect.