Why you should buy handmade soaps.
Updated: Sep 23, 2022
How to decide if handmade soaps are your "jam" or "Nah?"
Because I am a soap manufacturer, I'm biased regarding handmade soap (there's a reason for this). Here I will explain the benefits of using handmade soap and why the benefits put you in the front seat of making better skincare decisions.
The benefits I list below stopped my family from being regulars at the dermatologist—goodbye itchy, scratchy blistery skin, hello smooth skin with even skin tone.
All skincare products start with star-studded foundational ingredients, as these foundational ingredients are the creme de la creme of the final product. Between 50 - 80% of a soap recipe consists of foundational ingredients like oils, butter (s), & water.
The second runner-up in our soap formulation is the functional ingredients. Functional ingredients perform a specific function like colloidal oatmeal, jojoba beads, or ground pumice. All three of these add mild exfoliation to soap.
Active botanicals are the third ingredient in line. Herbs and herbal extracts offer therapeutic properties to the skin.
The fourth ingredient is additives. Additives are optional, like mica's (skin safe) for color.
Our fifth ingredient is aromaceuticals. Aromaceuticals are essential oils or oil blends that add scent to the final product.
Last but not least is aesthetics. Aesthetics add charisma and flair, like rose & lavender buds, sugar crystals, etc. but serve no function.
Not convinced yet? Keep on reading.
Benefit #2 - Handmade soap is better for your skin.
The foundational ingredients I mentioned above are why handmade soap is better for your skin. Oils and tree butters come from plants and trees. These oils and tree butters provide our skin with beneficial vitamins and some trace minerals that our skin needs. For instance, Olive oil is full of vitamin E, and a function of Vitamin E is to protect our healthy skin cells from free radicals that can cause damage to healthy skin cells. Here are a few more foundational ingredients high in vitamin E, Shea butter, Mango butter, Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, and Sunflower Oil.