What’s the big deal with hand-crafted soap and is it any better than what I get at Target or the grocery store? What’s so different about handmade soap? Here’s the scoop on hand-crafted soap vs. conventional soap:
First, let’s set the stage. Every day we are exposed to a plethora of environmental pollutants. As we go about our daily lives, they settle down on our skin. While we can’t avoid most of the toxins we come into contact with, how we choose to remove them is totally up to us.
Skincare probably isn’t one of the first things that come to mind on the topic of health, but perhaps it should be. Our skin is a very important organ–it’s often our first line of defense against what’s absorbed into our bodies. As people seek out ways to improve their overall health, the skin often is overlooked. However, we should be just as concerned about what we put ON our bodies as we are about what we put IN them. Aside from being unhealthy, toxins that we are exposed to daily can cause a an imbalance in our skin’s natural pH level, which in turn causes the skin to become irritated, dry, and unable to retain moisture. Most mass-produced soaps won’t help. Not only do they use harsh ingredients, but they actually remove the natural moisturizers (glycerin) from soap, which causes the pH level to spike way up. These companies can then sell the natural glycerin separately for a higher profit while selling YOU a bar of soap with no ability to moisturize or hydrate dry, damaged skin. In turn, it’s a cheaper bar of soap at a much greater cost: the overall health of your skin.
So then, what’s a great, healthy way to rid ourselves of the impurities on our skin? That’s where HANDMADE soap comes in. The best way is to use a gentle cleansing product that has the least amount of harmful irritants and the greatest amount of nutrient-rich emollients (moisturizers) available. Handmade-from-scratch soap is your best bet! Our Natural Olive Oil bar soap is made in small, controlled batches to ensure every step is taken to produce a very mild, soothing bar of soap. We start with the highest quality botanical ingredients (we never use animal fats- blegh!), including the premium specialty butters and oils we add to help nurture and heal your skin. We always keep all of the natural glycerin in each bar, and every recipe is created and tested to be mild- so it helps restore the skin’s natural pH balance. Each bar is also designed to offer additional skin benefits- rich in vitamins, moisturizers, and emollients, these bars help skin retain moisture for a soft, beautiful glow you won’t get from commercial soap (Conventional soap really gives bar soap a bad name!).
You decide for yourself: Check out our line of made-from-scratch Natural Bars here. We hope give our bars a whirl- we’re convinced you’ll notice a difference right away between our handmade soap and “regular” soap from the store. Oh- and by the way: These bars are gentle enough for people with sensitive skin and mild enough to use on children. So suds away!