All of my soaps are hand stirred, hand cut, and allowed to dry in the air. No detergents or dyes are used. Most of our bar soaps are made by the cold process method, although some of our recipes we process with heat. All of the skincare items are hot processed. Some batches have a small amount of fragrance, others are the natural aroma. As often as possible, essential oils and powdered spices… are used for scents or colors. When a blended fragrance is used, it is purchased from web sites devoted to soap making and the fragrances we use are skin safe in most instances. Any white residue is a normal part of the soap’s chemical make-up, and can easily be removed by rinsing or gently scraping.