Handmade Artisan Soap
The Joy of Using Handmade Artisan Soap
It can be easy to ask why you should pay extra for a bar of homemade soap when you can spend less at a retailer. The short answer is that handmade artisan soap is much healthier for your body and actually costs you much less in the long run. The long answer can be found in the points that follow:
No Fillers, Preservatives, or Synthetic Ingredients
Commercial soaps- which are not really soap at all- are made with synthetic ingredients that create that lather soap is famous for. As you will see in a moment, though, that lather is actually drying out the skin.
Handmade artisan soap, on the other hand, is made without fillers and preservatives, and only minor synthetic fragrance ingredients. The bubbles created from artisan soap a mixture of natural ingredients and how they react to water.
Vitamin Rich Ingredients
Handmade artisan soap is created with different kinds of butter, oils, and additives like oats, and herbs - all of which are packed with vitamins and minerals that your skin needs.
Glycerin is a humectant and an emollient, meaning that it attracts water, seals in moisture, and softens skin. Commercial soap companies actually remove the glycerin from their soap and put it instead in high-cost lotions, creams, and more. In short, they remove the ingredient that keeps skin moisturized from soap and put it into a separate moisturizer- one you have to spend extra on.
Homemade soap companies, on the other hand, leave the glycerin in the soap. This means that homemade artisan soap cleans, softens, and moisturizes your body in one product- not spending four times the price for separate products.
Low to No Environmental Impact
Most artisan soap makers use little or no equipment at all, and they usually make them from their own shops or homes. This all adds up to less environmental impact and no large manufacturing process or sweatshops.
Support Small Businesses
Most- if not all- homemade soap companies are small businesses, so purchasing homemade artisan soap means that you are supporting a small business.
Sure, commercial soaps do have a scent, but that scent is usually created by unnatural chemicals. Handmade soap is created with essential oils and other natural ingredients, making it a cleaner and more pleasant scent.
If you are looking for a way to improve the health of your skin or combat skin issues that you face, handmade artisan soap is the way to go.