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FAQs

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Only plant based natural oils and butters are used when making HuncaMunka soaps such as coconut oil, olive oil and cocoa butter. These are combined with Sodium Hydroxide (Lye). Only sustainably sourced palm oil is used.

When the lye solution is mixed with the selected oils, it causes a chemical reaction called “saponification”. The result is 3 parts soap and 1 part glycerin: which is desired for it’s ability to moisturize the skin. Most mass manufacturers of soap remove the glycerin to sell as a by-product as this is the good stuff!

Properly made handmade soap contains NO LYE in the end bar of soap. You cannot make real soap without using Lye. Each HuncaMunka soap bar is brimming with natural glycerin to ensure beautifully moisturised skin.

The soaps are carefully fragranced with either essential plant based oils, many blended for for an aroma-based experience for the body and mind, or perfume grade fragrances.

If there is a problem with an item, in the first instance please contact us on info@huncamunka.co.uk so we may arrange a replacement to be sent to you.

Due to hygiene reasons, we are unable to refund soaps where the packaging has been opened.

All orders received will be shipped within 48 hours of receipt of payment Mon-Fri.

Postage and packaging is free for orders over £50.00 in the UK & EU

There are a choice of postage options at check out.

1st class up to 1kg  = £3.20 (approx 8 bars of soap)
2nd class up to 1kg = £2.80

1st class up to 2 kg = £5.65
2nd class up to 2kg = £5.20

We use Parcelforce Worldwide for EU international shipping

Up to 1kg = £9.00 (approx 8 bars of soap)
Up to 2kg = £14.50

We currently only ship to the UK and EU. For further international delivery options please email info@huncamunka.co.uk

Each bar of soap is lovingly hand wrapped in beautiful vintage inspired fabrics. All packaging is eco-friendly, biodegradable and recycled where possible.

Yes! All production has undergone rigorous cosmetic safety assessment by a qualified Chemist in accordance with the requirements of current EU and UK legislation.

HuncaMunka are also a member of the Guild of Craft Soap & Toiletery Makers – GCSTM.co.uk

Many of the soap fragrances are made up of unique essential oil blends, to provide an aroma-based experience for both the body and the mind.

Our fragrance bars are scented with only perfume grade fragrance. Some soaps have a blend of both fragrance and essential oils to create unique and beautiful aromas.

Under new EU legislation, HuncaMunka are required to label all allergens (that naturally occur in some essential oils). These are called sensitisers.

A full list of ingredients is shown for each soap in the shop, including any sensitisers present. Some common allergens found in essential oils are;

Citral (present in our Lemon Myrtle soap)
Limonene (present in our Sweet Orange and Patchouli soap)
Linalol (present in our Lavender soap)

If you have any concerns, please consult your doctor or carry out a patch test on your skin before using natural soaps.