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What is a triple milled soap?

True triple milled soaps can't be made at home. Sometimes homemade or handmade soaps are incorrectly termed milled soaps, but they are actually made by a soap making process called rebatching (grating) and don't compare as favorably to true milled soaps, as they are less smooth, and lack high gloss. 

The soap base made with the same basic recipe: fat or oil mixed with alkali salt (lye) and a chemical reaction - called saponification - occurs. In the next step the soap goes through a milling machine of smooth stainless steel rollers. The soap is passed through the machine three times, and pressed into a fine paste.

The goal of all this milling is to thoroughly mix the soap, fragrances and extra ingredients added to the soap base, and in the meantime, squeezing out any extra moisture or air. 

Due to this process, triple milled soaps contain less water and more actual soap creating a long-lasting hard soap with rich lather.

Check out these luxurious triple milled Nesti Dante soaps and more in our store!

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