Several Reasons to Swap to Natural Handmade Soap.
There are several reasons to swap to natural handmade soap. Why should you bother you might ask? In this time of Covid 19, you may find you have a dry and sensitive skin caused by constant washing. This could be due to the soap you are using! In particular alcohol-based hand, washes are very drying to hands. Plant-based oils and herbs and botanicals are used far more in natural handmade soap. These are derived from nature so don’t contain chemicals and synthetic ingredients; which can affect the skin by producing sensitivities and drying it out. Many mass-produced soaps contain preservatives and detergents. For instance; glycerine is often removed from the product as it can be used in other products that make more money.
Ingredients and moisturising abilities.
The whole process of making natural handmade soap is a different process. It’s far more small scale and niche. With our own range of Artisan natural handmade soaps shows; we are making soap by an ancient method called cold process. This preserves the glycerine and uses far more natural ingredients such as coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil and plant-based oils; that are not harmful and do no damage to the skin. Natural handmade soaps tend to be superfatted as a result there is more fat left in the soap after the process of saponification. The soap is then more creamy and moisturising. Another issue is to ensure the product is cruelty-free. By using plant-based oils and butter and ensuring the origin this isn’t difficult. We as a natural handmade soap company completely palm-oil free.
Colourants and Fragrances:
A lot of mass-produced soaps contain synthetic colourants and fragrances. Profit is a driving factor in this. Synthetic fragrances don’t contain any beneficial qualities but using pure essential oils have many benefits for the skin. Synthetic colours are derived from unnatural ingredients. Some handmade soap makers will also use mica, glitters and other unnatural ways of colouring their soaps. It is the description of natural handmade soap that makes the difference. The colours should be derived from natural resources such as plants, clays herbs and spices; themselves having healing and beneficial properties.
A huge issue for everyone in this one of reducing waste. A whopping 91% of plastic isn’t recycled. Its put into landfill or incinerated. We also know a lot of it ends up in our oceans. Buying soaps and shampoos in plastic doesn’t help the planet but only adds to the waste. We know some of the ingredients are toxic once they get into the water system and impact our wildlife. The glitters don’t degrade and chemicals last for years.
Time for change:
The human skin is delicate and needs to last you a lifetime. In fact, the same applies to dog skin. If you are asking yourself “What is good for my dry skin?” or even “what is good for my dog’s dry skin?”. Look no further than 100% natural handmade soap. Ask yourself- How can I go plastic-free? and just do it.