Natural Soap VS Commercial Soap Can You Spot The Difference
Posted on October 11 2016
Natural Soap Makes Natural SenseIf 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.