A Handmade Soap – Why is it Back in the Game?
Many people are switching to handmade soaps nowadays. Have you ever wondered why? Although I’m quite happy with the technological advances which made my life easier, when it comes to the skin care, I prefer products containing all-natural ingredients. A handmade soap is the oldest cleanser around and right now I would like to write about some of the benefits of using this superb, old but gold, cosmetic product.
The first reason why I use handmade soaps is, as I’ve already mentioned, the perfect combination of ingredients. Handmade soaps are made of natural fats and oils that are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These nutrients are necessary to keep your skin healthy and that’s why many people with skin issues, such as psoriasis, eczema and acne choose a handmade soap over artificial cleansers and detergents. Frankly, that mass produced commercial beauty bars and body washes are nothing but chemical cocktails made of synthetic ingredients and detergents. Compared to these products, a handmade soap won’t cause allergic reactions nor dehydrate your skin, because unnecessary and harmful ingredients are not added to make it.
One of the most important ingredients that is naturally found in real soaps is glycerin, a substance created during the saponification. Proven to be beneficial to human skin, because it softens it and maintains water balance, glycerin is extracted from commercial soap bars and put only in higher priced body care products. On the other hand, handmade soaps are rich in glycerin and thus beneficial to our skin.
Finally, not all natural soaps are alike and there are many scents, flavors and ingredients (different oils and fats used in saponification process) to choose from. Check out http://www.tigerlilysoaps.com/ to find a handmade soap your skin and senses crave when you have a bath. At this time of year, I prefer lavender handmade soaps to keep mosquitoes away and unwind my mind. To create their scents, natural soap manufacturers use the same essential oils that are used in aromatherapy. Since aromatherapy is believed to be helpful with everything from boosting immune system to stress relief, a properly chosen handmade soap can be beneficial both to your body and mind.