Why Natural Soap Is Better For You

Have you ever wondered why anyone would buy handcrafted soap over the cheaper bars or colorful body washes at the store?

Here are several reasons that you may want to consider making the switch:

-Attention to quality ingredients: Mass-produced soaps tend to use cheaper oils, like unsustainably harvested palm oil, and synthetic detergents with an eye to the bottom line instead of your skin health.

-Handmade soap is actually soap: Instead of using detergents and lathering agents, real soap is the outcome when you combine healthy oils with lye (sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide). Often, handcrafted soap is created with a little extra oil, called 'superfatting', to help leave skin nourished and moisturized.

-Real soap contains glycerin: Glycerin locks in your skin's natural moisture and prevents overdrying; especially in those with sensitive and dry skin conditions.

-Soap helps to care for your body's largest organ:  Your skin is very absorbent and porous.  Many people who think they have sensitive skin usually are just having reactions to chemical irritants in bath, body or laundry products.  Many are finding relief from itchy, dry skin and conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne just by switching over from synthetic-based products to natural soap.