Wednesday, August 12, 2009

HANDMADE VS. STORE BOUGHT

THIS TYPE OF SKIN

VS.

THIS TYPE OF SKIN



What I sell is actual soap made through a reaction of oils and lye called saponification. This chemical reaction creates soap and glycerin.

Most commercial soaps are not soaps at all, they are actually detergent bars. Commercial soaps use a synthetic detergent, which is less expensive, such as sodium lauryl sulfate. In addition to use of detergents as the cleaning agent, the naturally produced glycerin in commercial bars is removed since it can be sold and used for other products.


Some soaps may contain essential oils, but they are ruined because of the added chemicals used to enhance the scent of the soap and disguise unwanted byproducts from plants not grown organically. These ingredients remove the beneficial aspects of the oils and often cause allergic reactions.


Handmade soaps, on the other hand, are generally made in smaller batches (where commercial soaps are made in MASS quanities) with personal attention, where the naturally occurring glycerin is retained in the soap. Handmade soap is also rich and very moisturizing; it soothes, softens, and cleanses the skin.

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