Handmade Soap? What's the Difference? February 24 2014, 0 Comments
Handmade soap is different than commercial soaps in that most commercial soaps take out the good stuff and add detergent and chemicals so they can sell you cheap soap. This stuff is hard on your skin. We retain all the goodness that goes into soap. We leave in the natural glycerin that is removed during the commercial soap making process. Glycerin is a natural humectant and draws in moisture, one of the reasons why it feels so good on your skin. It is also one of the reasons natural soap can get mushy quicker than store bought soap. You need to keep your soap dry between uses, never let it sit in water. Invest in a soap dish that drains. With proper care your soap from Tahoe Bath and Candle Works will last a long time, giving you that wonderful moisturizing, clean feel every time you use it!
Proper soap dish! Mushy soap, sat in water. Not a pretty sight!