In order to make the product called soap there is only one requirement - which is two ingredients - oil and lye. The admixture of these two ingredients causes a process called saponification whereby the two materials are transformed into a third completely new material leaving behind no trace of the two original materials. So, in the final product there is no oils, there is no lye - there is just soap. Pure soap. That's alchemy!
Now for the Sisters part.
In addition to the oils and lye we use many different ingredients depending on the process we’re using, and the type of soap we'd like to make. It’s important to us to have the best ingredients from reputable vendors. We did a lot of research to find out who carries organic, unrefined, non-GMO, sustainable, and the highest quality ingredients - so, that’s who we use.
All of our soap is made right in our kitchen. We use all natural products such as cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil, avocado oil, sustainable palm oil, and olive oil to name but a few. Our essential oils are organic, whenever possible, and our colorants are completely natural consisting mostly of herbs, roots, and leaves in oil infusions
The soaps are made only with ingredients found in nature. That’s what inspires us and that's what generates the curiosity and mystery for us in soap making.
Not to limit ourselves, we make a diverse selection of soaps; some of our soaps have animal products such as tallow, lard, goat’s milk and yogurt, while others contain only vegetable products - they are vegan. We also have a palm-free soaps as well.
So you can be sure that when you’re buying from SistersAlchemy, you are buying all natural, handmade, soap bars. We know you’ll love them as much as we enjoy making them!
Terri is an actress, and has starred in shows including DYNASTY, NORTH & SOUTH, GENERAL HOSPITAL and AS THE WORLD TURNS (to name a few). Currently she is acting in independant films, both, in CA and NY.
Lisa is a former International runway model with a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Yale and works as a GRAPHIC ARTIST.
Both Lisa and Terri live and soap in New York City.