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Why is handmade soap better than store bought soapIn most cases, store brought soap has little, if any Glycerin. Glycerin is a humectant that attracts moisture to your skin and it is a natural by-product of the soap making process. It is extracted by commercial soap making compaines and sold for other uses.  Our handmade soaps retain that natural glycerin in each and every deLightful bar. 

 

Handmade Soap is soap in its true, purest form.  It gently cleanses away excess oils and bacteria without stripping your skin of its natural oils.  Using commercial soaps over time leaves your skin dry, or way too oily and feeling like it's never clean.  Natural handmade soap that contains only natural ingredients balance the moisture in your skin, while still getting you clean. You will be amazed at the difference! In the handcrafted soap making process, oils and/or butters are combined with sodium hydroxide to produce bar soap and glycerin.  Saponification is the chemical reaction created by combining oils and/or butters with sodium hydroxide and water.  Once the process of saponification is complete, the sodium hydroxide and oil molecules have chemically changed into soap and glycerin. ALL bar soaps are made with sodium hydroxide, also known as lye, and when made correctly, it does not remain in the final bar of soap. 

 

Usage and Storage  Proper storage of your handcrafted soap will ensure a long shelf life.  Handcrafted soap is best stored in dry environments away from moisture and humidity.  Place your soap on a draining soap dish, or stand it on its side.  If left in humid or damp environments, handcrafted soap tends to dissolve quickly due to the amount of glycerin molecules that attract moisture from the air.

How  do I get a longer lasting bar of soap?  It is best to allow your handmade soap to dry out between uses, by putting it on a soap dish that allows air to circulate around the entire bar. Soap dishes for handmade soaps should either raise the bar so that air can circulate below the bar or it should have holes in the dish for drainage of water beneath the soap. DO NOT store your soap where it will continually be wet, such as the built in compartments found in many showers, or soap sacks, as this will cause your soap to disappear FAST. With just a little TLC, your handmade soap will last much longer.