Herbal Products and Handmade Soap
The story of Handmade Soap
The Best Herbal Soap on Earth
Herbal handmade soap is a wonderful thing. If you are looking for some good handmade soap, this is the place.
So the question of the day becomes why in the world should we use natural handmade soap? There are a lot of benefits to you to use handmade soap. The ingredients used in handmade soaps are much simpler, they use natural vegetable oils rather than animal fats. These are just some of the important things that are most liked by many people today.
Natural soaps are made in a time honored fashion. It involves a very simple chemical reaction between oils or fats and lye, which is sodium hydroxide, for bars. All soap is made with lye, but there is no lye in the finished product. The chemical reaction converts the lye/fat mixture to glycerin. The glycerin is a natural byproduct and, as such, the relationship between the soap molecule in the glycerin means you have a cleanser with abundant, luxurious lather that cleans like nothing else. And as an added benefit it does not strip your skin of its natural, protective oils.
Commercially made soaps usually contain detergents, fillers, chemicals, petroleum, high animal fat content and irritants like sodium laurel sulfate. Commercially made soaps also are not very eco-friendly. While commercially manufactured soaps usually costs a lot less, the impact on your skin and the environment is completely different.
Natural handmade soaps are made with natural oils, have a high glycerin content, are better for the environment with no detergents, phosphates are sulfates, and are never tested on animals.
So what are the ingredients in handmade soaps?
Handmade soap that I produce uses all-natural vegetable oils. Each one of the oils is carefully chosen for its cleansing properties in the soap that I make. Some of the oils that I use include coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, castor oil, cocoa butter and a few other natural oils. Several of these oils act as skin friendly moisturizers that help your skin maintain its pH balance, making your skin more healthy and better protected. Essential oils and fragrance oils are also added that contribute to each soaps unique scent. Natural spices, herbs, oatmeal, and other flower buds and plant leaves are also added to contribute to the texture of the soap bar.
Why is glycerin important?
Glycerin is a humectant. It attracts moisture and gives it back to your skin. In natural and homemade soap making processes, one molecule of glycerin is created for every three molecules of soap. Commercial soap makers often remove the glycerin from their soap and then sell it to the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. With the soaps that I develop and manufacture all of the naturally occurring glycerin remains intact along with all its skin nourishing benefits.
When did they first start making homemade soap.
Until about a century ago, all soap was made from animal fats, and much of it was made at home. Families would save the lard from butchering animals to make soap. Lie was made from the ashes from the fireplace or pit. However, in 1916, the first synthetic soap was made. Most of the synthetic soap was actually detergent. This happened because of the shortage of animal fats, during World War I. From then on, synthetic soap’s became more popular with women eager to free themselves from yet another exhausting household chore.
In the present day we now not only understand the process of natural soap making better, we also have a wide variety of natural oils and ingredients available to make soap. Making handmade natural soap has never been easier, and you don’t have to use animal fats to do it and once more you do not have to use detergents to make the soap which are not beneficial to the skin.