Why Handmade Soap?
Also known as “homemade soap”, handmade soap is soap in its most purest form as intended by its creator many thousand of years ago. Handmade soap can be made from scratch by the cold or hot process methods, using quality vegetable oils and natural ingredients.
Specialized oils, nut butters or seed extract are added to bring the desired qualities to the finished bar. Fragrance oils or plant-based essential oils are added for scented. Botanicals, herbs, spices or other natural ingredients are used to achieve the color or texture required.
For those with sensitivities, mild soap can be made with no additives or scent.
What’s the Difference?
Commercial soaps available in the super market today are manufactured in large factories staffed with anonymous employees, using the most economical ingredients available. Often they contain some or all synthetic detergents that can be harmful to your skin if used over a long period of time. These detergents also disrupts the natural function of the skin as well as causing allergic reaction to those with skin sensitivities. Not only that, most commercial soaps have the glycerin removed to be used in other skincare products that sells at higher price.
Handmade soaps, on the other hand, are carefully made in small batches with the personal oversight and care of the soapmaker and do not contain the potentially harmful chemicals found in commercial soaps. Furthermore, handmade soap that flows down the drain while washing is bio-degradable making it environmental friendly.
People who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, or severe dry skin will see improvement very quickly by switching to handmade soaps. Our handmade soaps are made of skin loving vegetable oils and butters that are rich in vitamins to help your skin stay soft and healthy.
What is Glycerin?
Glycerin is a humectant, which means that it attracts and retains moisture on your skin. It is like a natural skin lotion in the soap. Glycerin is a natural by-product of the soap making process. Most commercial soap manufacturers remove the glycerine from the soap, process and then sell it to other industries where it is used in the pharmaceuticals, foods, cosmetics, and other products.With handmade soaps, glycerine remains in the soap. The end result is mild, pure soap that gently cleanses your skin without being harsh, irritating or drying.
How to Extend the Life of a Handmade Soap?
To ensure that your handmade soap bar last as long as possible,
1. Never let it stand in water
2. Make certain your soap dish allows the water to drain completely away from the soap
3. Allowing it to dry between uses
With a little care, your handmade soap will last just as long as commercial soaps.