Our soaps are made primarily from tallow; an ingredient used in soapmaking for over 5000 years. It was first made by the Babylonians using tallow and ash, and the process was refined and passed down through many other cultures. The creation of vegetable oil based soaps eventually led to the decline of the use of animal ingredients, but we find that to be a shame; tallow soaps are very gentle on skin while being superior cleansers. They also don't melt as easily as other soaps and have a finer, smoother lather. Made by hand from all-natural, high quality ingredients.