What is saponified? Saponification is what happens as a result of adding lye to fat which creates soap. During this process the lye in the soap is deactivated over a period of time and is now safe to use on the skin. However, at Sunrise we don’t use animal fats or chemicals in our natural soaps. We get our fats from natural butters and oils creating not just a bar that is bubbly and creamy but also moisturizing for the body. Sunrise soaps will leave your skin feeling clean and soft while still delighting your senses with a wide variety of colors and scents!