Why Handmade Soap?
Soap has been used for thousands of years. It is created from a chemical reaction between oils, lye and water through a process called saponification. After saponification is complete, there is no lye left in the soap.
So why should you buy handmade soap instead of commercial soap? The reasons are plentiful.
1) Handmade Soap Contains Precious Glycerin
Commercial soap is made in large vats by a process called “continuous method” in which ingredients are continuously added to one end and removed from the other. During this process, the natural fat is split into fatty acids and glycerin. The precious emollient glycerin that naturally exists in soap is removed and sold separately for it moisturizing qualities to be used in higher priced products like lotions, skin creams and even to be used in explosives such as dynamite (nitroglycerin). Glycerin is a clear liquid that softens and maintains water balance by attracting moisture to your skin. Glycerin soap is especially good for sensitive and delicate skin, and for children. Handmade soap retains all of it natural glycerin glory and produces a rich and luxurious lather.
2) It’s Real Soap Not Detergent
Handmade soap is made of vegetable oils such as olive, coconut, and palm and butters that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that are essential to healthy skin. Commercial “soap” labeled body bars, body washes, beauty bars, etc. are chemical cocktails made of detergents and synthetic ingredients that dehydrate and age skin and can cause allergic reactions.
Many of the ingredients from this “Beauty Bar” are the same synthetic compounds found in laundry detergent.
1.Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate , 2.Sodium Stearate, 3.Sodium Isethionate, 4.Lauric Acid, 5.Sodium C14-C16 Olefin Sulfonate, 6.Fragrance, 7.Sodium Sulfate, 8.Sodium Chloride, 9.Dipropylene Glycol, 10.Tetrasodium EDTA, 11.Tetrasodium Etidronate, 12.Blue 1, 13.Titanium Dioxide, 14.Yellow 5.
3) Amazing Variety
Purchasing handmade soap supports your local crafters and artisans and the variety is undeniable. In addition to a wide variety of scents, handmade soap comes in a variety of shapes and designs with many natural additives and ingredients.
4) Soap The Old Fashioned Way
When you buy handmade soap, you are purchasing a product that uses the same basic techniques that Grandma used and passed down for many generations.