The Nihilist Hot Process Soap - Unscented, Colorant-Free... Coconut-Free Formula
The Nihilist Hot Process Soap
Sweet, wonderful nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
A beautifully plain, unadorned bar for the purists, the delicate-skinned, & those looking for a bar that's safe to use on the face. Pale ivory & delicately marbled, The Nihilist smells of nothing but the oils & butters used to make it - slightly warm & toasted, vaguely green & waxy, as plain & pure as you can get.
This listing is for one (1) enormous 5-ounce bar of *unscented* hot process soap, made from scratch by me in my own workshop. If you find glycerin soaps a bit too drying, this is the bar for you. I've spent several months developing a coconut- & shea-free, vegan formula that lathers beautifully & is packed with nourishing vegetable oils & butters. I make my hot process soap in small batches, & allow each batch to cure for 3 weeks to ensure a firm, mild bar. Each hand-cut bar measures 3x3x1 inches, & weighs approximately 5 ounces.
As always, your soap will arrive hand-wrapped, with all ingredients clearly labeled for your peace of mind:
Water, Olive Oil, Organic & Sustainable Palm Oil, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Mango Seed Butter, Castor Oil, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Sugar,
Since I work in small batches, you may notice slight variations in color from bar to bar. Hot process soap has a marbled, natural appearance. Streaks, swirls & blobs are all part of the charm, & in no way affect the quality of your soap :)
What the heck is hot process soap, anyway? Learn more at my blog: http://paintboxsoapworks.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/so-whats-this-hot-process-thing/
Posted by KG on Mar 1st 2021
I love, love, love this soap. Great value for money, feels luxurious, coconut-free, doesn't dry out or irritate my super-sensitive skin, the natural scent of the ingredients is nice and not chemical like other "sensitive skin" products. Try it, you won't be disappointed!
My holy grail bar soap!
Posted by L on Sep 3rd 2018
The Nihilist is my absolute favorite bar soap ever. I have tried many different bar soaps, and have never met one that didn't dry out my skin or leave me feeling too squeaky after - until Paintbox's incredible hot process soaps. This one never feels too drying, yet cleans incredibly well with just a little bit, so one bar lasts for a very long time. I truly appreciate how it's coconut-free and has no added scent at all, which is rare to find. I've gone through several Paintbox hot process soaps now over the course of a year, and will absolutely continue ordering them. Thank you for making these wonderful soaps!! :)