Artisan Soap Benefits
Handmade soap is all the rage these days. Check out your local farmer’s market, boutique stores, health food stores. You will see an array of colorful packaging and stunning artisan soaps. So what are the benefits of using handmade soap? Artisan soaps, made of vegetable oils and butters, are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients which are essential to healthy skin. Handmade soaps not only improves the skin, but also relieves itchiness and dryness. Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne also benefit from using these soaps. Switching to daily use is the best place to start to get the skin of your dreams.
Commercial Products Contain Detergents and Chemicals
The mass produced commercial stuff you get at your local store is anything but soap. Personal cleansers labeled as deodorant soap, body bars, body washes and (eyes roll) the beauty bar are just chemical cocktails. As a matter of fact, the vast majority of the products on the shelf don’t say ‘soap’ on their labels. That’s because these products aren’t actually soap and can’t legally claim to be; they’re detergents with synthetic ingredients. Dehydrated and aging skin is caused by detergents and synthetic ingredients.
Triclosan, an ingredient in antibacterial soap, is scrutinized as having benefits that DO NOT outweigh the risks of using it.
“There are indications that certain ingredients in these soaps may contribute to bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and may have unanticipated hormonal effects that are of concern to FDA.” – Colleen Rogers, Ph.D., a lead microbiologist at FDA
According to the FDA, there currently is no evidence that over-the-counter (OTC) antibacterial soap products are any more effective at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water. Check out this article over on the FDA website.
Glycerin is not an ingredient of a handmade soap recipe but is created during the soap making process! It is a precious emollient that softens and maintains water balance thus attracting moisture to your skin. Glycerin is extracted from commercial ‘soap’ and reserved for higher priced products. Without glycerin, commercially prepared soap isn’t skin loving and can leave the skin feeling dry and irritated. Artisan soap retains all of its natural glycerin which produces a rich luxurious lather that is unparalleled to any other.
Respect for the earth and environment
Artisan soap makers have the utmost respect for the earth and all of its creatures. A big part of the philosophy of making homemade soaps is the reverence to a kinder way of living..
All natural soaps smell great. While many big companies like to add artificial fragrances to overpower the scent of the preservatives and dyes used in their soaps. Artisan soaps use essential oils derived from plants that have fresh natural scents.
Variety is the spice of life and artisan soaps won’t disappoint! In fact, there is a soap out there created for just what your skin and senses crave at bath time. Not all handmade soap is alike. There are an infinite number of recipes and flavors for you to choose from. Have fun shopping around. Get the joy of happy and healthy skin just the way you like it!
Artisan handmade soap is the real deal. Used in place of harmful chemicals found in traditional body care products are essential oils, natural clays, minerals, butters, and herbs. You will never again be satisfied with ‘store-bought’ bars. So do yourself and the world a big favor and start using REAL soap. Feel free to browse here today!