My grandfather always called this soap, "brownie" due to it's color. Old fashioned soap makers did not have access to exotic ingredients like coconut and palm oils as readily as we do today. Old fashioned lye soap made with simple lard has a nice lather but not the big bubbly style that most of us enjoy today. Back in the day, my grandmother would add sugar to her soap to help boost the lather. There's a whole science on the use of sugars when creating soap but all she knew was that her grandmother would add a bit of sugar to increase lather and to add a hint of sweetness to the scent.
This is a great in between strength lye soap - a medium one. Not too drying but will work ok with poison ivy (our Basic is best) and as a bath bar, it's good but not as moisturizing as our Traditional lye soap.
Free of fragrance and mild, this is a good everyday bar for average skin types.
4.5 ounce bar with paper wrapper