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Why Handmade Soap?


  
For centuries, people have been cleansing their skin and their bodies with soap. In today`s society, there are myriads of soaps, cleansers, and bath & body options on the market. So, why use handmade, natural soap?
 
Handmade soap is wonderful for your skin, because it contains the natural glycerin which occurs in the soap making process. Many commercial soaps are made with animal fat or tallow and chemicals to make it as inexpensive and long-lasting as possible. Many of these commercial products are also not true soaps, but rather synthetic detergents as the natural glycerin is removed during the manufacturing process. This is why your skin feels dry and itchy after you use them. The glycerin in handmade soap leaves your skin silky soft!

Take a minute to look at the ingredients listed on your commercially-made "soap" you have. Most of these “soaps” are actually detergents, and not soap. They are made from synthesized chemicals, fillers, petrochemicals, synthetic dyes and artificial fragrances. Handmade soap contains all of the naturally occurring glycerin, which helps to draw moisture to your skin. The big manufacturers remove the glycerin, and then sell it back to you in their lotion! Pretty smart of them, huh?

Those who suffer from skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, as well as people that have sensitive skin or are hypoallergenic, often find relief by switching to an all natural, chemical-free, handmade soap.

 
Do you know what Soap is?
Soap is the oldest cleanser around, created by a chemical reaction between oils, water, and lye (called saponification). Although lye is used to make soap, there is no lye left after the saponification process. ALL soaps are made with the use of lye. Both animal and plant oils can be used in the soap making process, each adding different qualities to the soap. We use only vegetable based oils in our soaps. Saponification simply explained: Water (or milks, herbal teas) + Fat (oils/butters) + Lye (sodium hydroxide) = Soap with glycerin retained.
 
Did you know?
Legend has it that soap got its name from Mount Sapo, a hill in the Rome on which animals were ritually sacrificed. At the bottom of the hill ran the Tiber Rive, where people would gather daily to was their laundry. Rain would trickle down the hill into the river, carrying with it a clay-like substance of animal fats and wood ash residue from the sacrifices. Some how, someone made the connection that the clay mixed in with the rivers' water produced a foamy substance that made the laundry cleaner.
 
Treat yourself to skin-softening, handmade soap! You deserve it!
 


 
 
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