If you have to deal with dry, itchy skin, there may be many culprits, but one, the soap you are purchasing at the supermarket, might be chiefly to blame.
The Beauty Bar Conundrum
Many of the “soaps” you get in the grocery store is not true soap, yet a detergent, a cleaning agent. Have you looked the label on your bar of soap recently? Does it say soap? Probably not, instead, the label probably reads “Bath Bar” or “Beauty Bar”.
So exactly what is in that beauty bar? Your bath bar is probably a cleaning agent created by mixing ingredients that lessen the water tension in between contact surfaces allowing the dirt to wash away. Do you remember the recipe detergent commercials where a drop of dish detergent repels whole sinks filled with spaghetti grease? Why does your skin feel dry after bathing with your bath bar? When you are cleaning with among those bars, you are not only cleaning off all the dirt, but you are also washing away the natural oils your body creates to coat and protect your skin.
We make our handmade soaps are made from ingredients you see in your supermarket. There are no artificial chemicals in our soaps. We utilize choice vegetable oils and butters to produce our soaps, each having their very own unique properties:
- Olive oil moisturizes delicate or dry skin.
- Coconut oil has anti-bacterial and antioxidant benefits.
- Shea butter moisturizes, protects, and heals dry skin.
Doesn’t our list of ingredients sound healthier and more nourishing than the chemistry lesson written on the side of your bar?
The Secret Weapon of Handmade Soap: Glycerin
Handmade soap, unlike those bars you find in the supermarket, retains glycerol also known as glycerin. You might remember your mom keeping a brown bottle of glycerin in the medicine cabinet. In addition to being a home remedy for many ailments, glycerin is a natural humectant, drawing moisture to itself from its environment. Our lather leaves a thin coating on your skin that draws water from the atmosphere and, from deep within your skin to keep your skin soft and supple. Glycerin is a regular by-product of the soap making process. However, since glycerin has a high resell value, and it is useful in a number of moisturizing crèmes and after bath products, soap manufacturers extract it and make new products from it.
Your Skin Will Thank You
Your skin is an organ as essential as your heart and lungs. When your skin is soft, supple, and healthy, it protects against the environment. By managing your skin’s health, you are helping to ensure your general health.
If you have dry skin, dermatitis, or various other ailments, you may consider one of our handmade soap recipes that include oatmeal. Our Oatmeal, Vanilla Oatmeal, Pine Tar, or Cherry Almond soaps utilize moisturizing ingredients such as oatmeal, shea butter, and many other oils.