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The Luxury of Using Handmade Soap

I am biased, of course, having the pleasure of making and switching from commercial soaps to the soaps I make. I can honestly say it is a little bit of heaven when it comes to my shower routine.

When you have the opportunity to use a homemade soap with natural ingredients, you will instantly understand. If you've never used craft soap before, in this blog, we'll take a look at a few reasons why you should abandon that store-bought commercial soap and get an artisan bar of soap instead.

  1. Handmade soap is excellent for your skin.

It may seem obvious, but aren't all soaps good for your skin? Bien au contraire (“Just the opposite”). You see, when making commercial soaps, some producers remove the natural by-product called glycerin. But why would they do that? Many companies discovered that removing glycerin from manufacturing prevented their machines from gumming up, making synthetic chemicals even glycerin distillates from petroleum easier to manufacture. The end product results in a detergent that strips the skin of its oils and acts as a skin irritant. Marketing 101 takes the glycerin out of the soap and formulate it in their lotions and moisturizers to rehydrate the skin, thereby selling more products.

Unlike milled soap, Trevean's cold-processed soaps are made from scratch in small batches under artisan conditions.

  1. Free from aggressive detergents/ingredients.

We have already mentioned how many commercial soaps remove the glycerin from their products. The addition of other harsh ingredients such as SLS, detergents, and "antibacterial" agents, contain triclosan should be even more worrisome. These ingredients can be linked to skin irritations, endocrine disorders, antibiotic resistance, and more.

Handmade soap is made with genuine natural oils and butter that provide multiple benefits for the skin instead of synthetic cleansers.

  1. It's good for the environment.

SLS, synthetic detergents, and triclosan are not only harmful to health but also the environment. Any product that we use with chemicals ends up in our water or settles into our environment somehow. Studies have shown that these chemicals contaminate our water and wreak havoc on aquatic ecosystems.

Handmade soap ensures that you are putting healthy and safe ingredients on your skin and in our environment.

  1. It allows you to support a small business or a local craftsman.

When you buy handmade soap, you are not supporting a big company. You are helping support a person and their dreams. Plus, if you purchase soap from a local artisan, the money goes back to your community. Using handmade soap protects your skin, health, and environment while supporting a small business. Your shower routine has a lot more of an impact than you might think.



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