Okay everyone here is our top five reasons to use handmade soap.
#1 Ingredients: The very best reason to use handmade soap. Most handmade soap is made of vegetable oils and butters that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that are essential to the health of your skin.
#2 Handmade soap is the real deal! Most mass produced stuff is actually considered a synthetic detergent product. Please check out the FDA's facts on soap. Go to www.fda.gov/cosmetics/productsingredients/products/ucm115449.htm for their take on soap. Once there you can see their note on antibacterial hand soaps.
#3 Glycerin: Glycerin is a very important part of handmade soap. It is not added to the recipe, it is created during the sopanification process. This is one of the reasons you might notice that you won't have to use so many additional moisturizers. It is also extracted from commericially produced "soap" and reserved for other higher priced products.
#4 Testing and Producing: We handmade soap makers generally are small batch soap producers not chemical factories. We personally use each type of soap before offering it to our customers. That means none of our products are tested on animals.
#5 Variety is the spice of life! No matter what skin type or personal preference you have there is a soap maker out there creating that perfect bar just for you! Not all handmade soap is the same and there are so many combinations and scents (along with the ever popular un-scented) to choose from.
So, we hope this helps those of you who have never tried a bar of handmade soap and maybe reinforces the reason that so many of you currently are using it! Let us know your feelings about handmade soap, we would love to hear from you!