11 June 2016
3 Benefits of Using Handmade Soap
For some parents, ‘me-time’ is when you get to hit the grocery store alone… can I get an Amen? Roughly 4 years ago I was on such an adventure, (I even got to listen to my own music on the way to the shops) and I was chilling out in the beauty products isle. I had written ‘soap’ on my list. So there I was enjoying the fresh, clean scents and the bright colourful packaging, and I started to really look at the labels. The vast majority of the products on the shelf didn’t say 'soap'. They were called beauty bars, moisturising bars, or body bars, but not soap.
After some thought about this and some detective Googling, I worked out it’s because these bars aren't actually soap. They were basically detergents. The manufacturers have removed most of the 'good' stuff that occurs in the soap-making process, and replaced it with synthetic lathering agents and chemicals, in order to keep costs down. It was right then and there that I made the call to go handmade.
Let’s roll through 3 of the benefits of handmade soap.
Real soap is chemical-free and gentle on skin
The very best reason to use handmade soap is the ingredients. Handmade natural soap is typically made of vegetable oils and butters that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients that are essential to healthy skin. Most natural handmade soaps are also devoid of harsh detergents and skin irritants like Sodium Laurel Sulphate, which are found in most supermarket-bought ‘soaps’. Handmade soap, for so many people, has not only improved their skin, but changed their lives by relieving them of itchiness, dryness and skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.
‘’Summer Lovin’ cold pressed soap by Nanna Can’t Cook is good for acne, Rosacea, and dry skin.
Gorgeous glycerine moisturises skin naturally
Glycerine isn’t added to a handmade soap recipe – it’s created during the soap-making process! Glycerine is a precious substance that softens and maintains water balance by attracting moisture to your skin. Handmade natural soap retains all of its natural glycerine glory (unlike the store-bought stuff) and produces that rich and luxurious lather that is not found with any other commercial product.
Olive oil, goat’s milk and oatmeal soap by Lemon and Lime
Abundant choice and variety you won’t find in the Supermarket
If you feel that variety is the spice of life then natural handmade soap won’t disappoint! No matter your skin type or personal preferences, there is a soap-maker out there who is creating just what your skin and senses crave at bath time, in a full range of delicious scents and colours. Handmade soap-makers are helping you discover the joy of happy and healthy skin, just the way you like it!
‘Straddie Solseife’ salt water soap by elly savon is scented with a blend of eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, rosemary, tea tree, and patchouli essential oils
Browse through Made It’s extensive range of handmade soaps
to make your next bath handmade. Do you have a favourite bar?
Meredith (a.k.a. “Honest Dave”)
Creative coach, pixel perfectionist and handmade obsessed.
Store: Dee Dub Designs