BORALE, THE ESSENCE OF THE CANADIAN BOREAL FOREST
Founded in 2008, Borale was born from strong values based on two core foundations. First, was the desire to offer natural products, which are safe to use by all members of the family. Second, was the desire to work with the riches of the surrounding Boreal forest, creating products with unique benefits and aromas.
For Borale, offering exceptional products first requires the selection of noble, raw materials of high quality. Our ingredients are carefully chosen, with local Canadian producers being favoured. Borale’s Extra Pure soaps only contain what an authentic soap should contain. Handmade and pure white, our soaps are free of dyes, perfumes and synthetic additives, guaranteeing peace of mind for everyone.
MASTER SOAPMAKER, AN ART
The name Master Soapmaker is given to someone who transforms oils and greases into Extra Pure soap according to the traditional method. The Master Soapmaker recognizes the subtleties of the raw materials he uses, the characteristics of the products he wants to produce, and the historical rules of the art of saponification (fully boiled hot process, blended to homogeneity). Making a good soap is an art, which requires patience and passion.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE METHOD
Of course, you don’t become a Master Soapmaker overnight. It's a job that requires years of dedication. Since the method is just as important as the ingredients, Borale soaps are produced using the traditional fully boiled process. This is the only method that makes it possible to obtain an Extra Pure soap. While this method is long and complex, it results in a refined and pure soap that stands out from the rest. Furthermore, it allows for the addition of essential oils once the soaps are cooled and well dried, which preserves their full natural molecular qualities.
In a world that too often supports instant gratification, the importance of time and quality can easily be forgotten. Borale is very proud to revive this noble and complex method to create authentic, unique and refined products.
OUR SOAPS EXPLAINED - « EXTRA PURE, 72% OIL »
Extra Pure soap, also called Marseille soap, comes from the traditional fully boiled process. Such soap results from the saponification of a mixture of oils (primarily vegetable oils), using caustic soda. The soap is then washed using a brine solution to rid it of its impurities, guaranteeing a 72% total fatty matter (soap). This is the only way to obtain Extra Pure soap.
Extra Pure soap is recognized by its "72% oil" seal of authenticity, which indicates the minimum threshold of fatty acids (pure soap paste) that it must contain. Therefore, such soap contains absolutely no additives, such as fillers, preservatives, anti-limescale, dyes or synthetic fragrances.
OUR SIMPLE, BUT PRIMORDIAL MISSION
The spirit of excellence that drives Borale leads to a simple mission: to create an authentic product, in symbiosis with the body and nature, that anyone can use with peace of mind. By returning to the roots of a great tradition, the use of the aromatic and therapeutic riches of Canada's Boreal forest, Borale produces authentic soap with the greatest respect for the body and the nature that surrounds it.
By sensitizing and teaching the subtleties of making real traditional soap, Borale encourages the development of enlightened consumption reflexes that guide towards a healthier lifestyle for you and the environment