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Natural Soap VS Commercial Soap Can You Spot The Difference

Posted on October 11 2016

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Natural Soap Makes Natural Sense

If you are not aware of how soap is made and the key differences between handmade natural soap and commercially produced brands then you may not realize that there is such a gap between them. Natural soap can often seem overpriced compared to the commercial soap available at the corner store; however, when you take into account not only the benefits of using natural soap, but also the level of care and attention that goes into producing it then you will soon see that when it comes to soap you really do get what you are paying for. With that in mind, let's take a closer look at some of the differences between the two types.

What Is so Great About Natural Soaps?

Natural soaps are handmade in small batches. Most soapers use the traditional cold process method of making soap. Each recipe is hand prepared, hand cut, inspected and packaged individually. This attention to detail means that each bar of soap is of the highest quality possible. The recipes contain only the best natural and organic ingredients including olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, essential oils and natural fragrances. The ingredients are chosen for their benefits and natural healing abilities. That is why natural soap is so good for your skin.

6 Benefits of using natural soap:

• Helps to hydrate and soften dry skin.

• Allow your skin to 'breathe' more freely.

• Rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants that helps nourish the skin.

• The natural glycerin present in organic soaps moisturizes and nourishes the skin and is suitable for all skin types.

• Helps to reduce blemishes and scars.

• Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

• Your skin will feel healthier and firmer after just a few weeks

Why Are Natural Soaps Better Than Commercial Soaps?

Commercial soaps are generally less expensive and more readily available than handmade natural soaps. They contain harsh chemicals and preservatives which can irritate your skin leaving it dry and itchy. This means that many people with sensitive skin find it near impossible to use commercial brands of soap without discomfort, or a skin complaint such as dermatitis or eczema. Commercial soaps are mass produced which means that less care and attention is given to the recipes. Often this means that 2 bars from the same brand can be slightly different.
Keep in mind if you are considering purchasing commercial soap is that those bars of soap sitting on the shelves at your local store are not actually soap at all! More often than not, what you are actually buying is a bar of detergent.
Take a closer look at the labels and you may find that they are called moisturizing bars, beauty bars, body bars, or some other name that avoids actually calling it soap! The production process and the chemical ingredients are different and this means that the resulting 'soap' or detergent bar is much harsher than true soap. The soap making process creates glycerin as a natural by-product, but commercial manufacturers remove this to use in other more profitable products like lotions and creams. Glycerin is a humectant, which means that it attracts moisture to the skin, removing it results in harder soap-like which is not as good for your skin as real handmade soap.

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It's All About The Ingredients

When it comes to producing a high quality soap there is one important rule – use only quality ingredients! Even with natural soaps, sometimes the ingredients are not as good quality as they could be. Here at our soaps are truly natural. You will find no artificial colorants, preservatives or chemical scents in our soaps. We use only the best natural and organic ingredients and that is what will leave your skin, hair and scalp looking and feeling nourished and conditioned. We encourage you to take a look at the label of whatever soap you are using now, or on the soap you see for sale in the local store. Pay particular attention to the ingredients and take some time to do a little bit of research! Keep in mind that your skin is highly absorbent and whatever you put on it is going to be absorbed by it. Once you take a closer look at those ingredients you might think twice before using them on your skin! Even if you are already buying natural soap, you still need to look at the ingredients to gauge the quality of what is being used. Some soap makers keep their cost down by using cheaper ingredients. A good example of this would be the grade of olive oil that is used. If you see that a natural soap has Olive Pomace Oil listed as an ingredient then you should be aware that this is the cheapest grade of olive oil obtained by using solvents to get every last drop of oil from the olive pulp that is left over. This means that the Olive Pomace Oil can still retain traces of these solvents so it is not quite as natural as you may think at first glance. In conclusion, you will see that natural soap is something very different from the bars of commercial 'soap'. Commercial soap is actually a detergent and the harsh chemicals used to produce it can have a drying effect on your skin. Natural soap on the other hand is nourishing and moisturizing and is not likely to cause irritation. When you understand the difference between the two you will be more than happy to spend a little extra to get a far superior product that is kinder to your delicate skin. For more information about natural soap visit our website at Soap.Club. To purchase some of our incredible soap click here. Relax, Recover & Rejuvenate at the Soap.Club.
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