Natural Handmade Soaps
Natural handmade soaps are quite addictive after you begin to use them. They have a wonderful lather that leaves your skin so much healthier than the ‘soaps’ you buy at your grocery store.
The reason a natural soap is better for you is because it contains oil and glycerin. Those are the main ingredient that get left out of the commercial variety. Those types of bathing bars are really detergents – not soap. Just look at the labels a little closer and you’ll see what I mean. There’s really no soap in grocery store ‘soap’.
Some of the most popular oils used in homemade soap are:
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
- Sesame oil
- Palm oil
- Cocoa butter
There’s a long list of other specialty oils that soap makers like to use and they are usually added as an addition to the main type used. Depending on if your skin is sensitive, aging, dry or oily, there’s a soap just for you. The variety you can find with this type of product is almost limitless. If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy buying (or making) all the ‘flavors’ and eventually will find your favorites.
Variety is the spice of hand made soaps. Essential oils are used to give them the wonderful scents that we love so much. Just as the type of oil used is good for certain skin types, the essential oils are also helpful for any type of condition you may have. And also, they’re there for the wonderful aroma that surrounds you each time you use them.
I like to find natural soaps at craft shows. Meeting the people who made my soap just makes me feel more connected to nature somehow. Generally, they don’t live near me but do have a website where I can order more for myself and for gifts. Natural handmade soaps are always a welcome gift.