Why Should You Use Natural, Hand Made Soap?
Did you realize there was a difference between commercially made soaps and handmade soaps? For the vast majority the primary understanding of soaps is pretty simple: they have wonderful scents.
Soaps come in a variety of types, sizes, and fragrances. There are moisturizing soaps, antimicrobial soaps, facial soaps, and many more. Soap is an everyday item that we use to wash our hands or even have our bath. But have you really thought about the makeup of your soap?
If you have, you’d be surprised to find out that there are two distinct types of soap – commercially made ones and natural handmade soaps. Handmade natural soaps may have a higher entry price at your local shop, but this is because of the many benefits they provide for your health and wellness as they are made using high quality oils and butters in small batches.
The superior quality of handmade soap is the very best reason to use it. Handmade soap is typically made of butters and plant-based oils that are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients that are vital for a healthy skin. Most handmade soap users have reported that using it has not only improved the quality of their skin, but helped to relieve them of dry skin, skin irritation, and conditions like dermatitis, eczema, and acne.
Virtually every cleanser at the grocery store is commonly called soap, but that commercial stuff is anything but. There are a wide range of cleansers labeled beauty bar, body wash, deodorant soap, and body bars. However, these are just chemical cocktails made of synthetic ingredients that can cause allergic skin reactions, dryness, and have even been linked to different forms of cancer. Handmade soap is moisturizing and one of its most beneficial aspects is that it does not contain harmful and unnecessary ingredients.
Natural handmade soap is naturally moisturizing for a reason: glycerin is created during the soap making process; it is not added as a recipe. Glycerin is an emollient that helps to soften and maintain water, moisturizing your skin in the process. In fact, this natural ingredient has proven to be so essential to your skin health that commercial soap producers usually extract it and sell it to companies in the cosmetics industry at higher prices. Natural handmade soap retains glycerin in all of its glory, producing rich and plentiful lather that is unrivaled by any other.
The traditional technique involved in the production of natural handmade soaps in Australia and worldwide is called “cold-process” and it is exactly how all our soaps are made by us at Peach & Grey. This process is achieved with the use of plant-based oils and butters combined with sodium hydroxide to undergo a chemical reaction called saponification – and this can only be achieved through this natural soap production process.
So there you go! If you are yet to try a handmade soap, we highly recommend it. Your skin will gain maximum benefits from using natural handmade soap created with natural butters and botanical essential oils instead of one made with synthetic concoctions and chemicals. Before long, you’ll find yourself loving your new natural bath routine.