Maui Nani uses Saponified Oils in our Lehua Honey Cleanser.
Natural vegetable oils are primarily made up of triglycerides, a glycerin "back-bone" with three fatty acids attached. Different oils are unique distributions of triglycerides composed of complex mixtures of fatty acids. When you make soap, you combine oils with a strong base. This causes the fatty acids to separate from the glycerin. Large soap manufacturers distill off the glycerin, process the soap and sell it.
The properties of a soap are dependent on which fatty acids and how much of each are in the oils used to make it. For example, Coconut oil has a high percentage of short chain saturated fatty acids and yields a soap which has a great lather. Maui Nani uses a special blend of saponified natural oils in our cleanser.