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Brand-name soap companies spend millions each year on advertising so it is understandable why a consumer would not question their regular purchase.  However, a typical store bought or “commercial” soap that may be labeled as “natural” are actually detergents that include chemical hardeners and foaming agents.


Glycerin is a natural skin emollient or skin softener.  It attracts water from the surrounding air. Because of this, glycerin is highly prized in soaps, lotions and creams for maintaining moisture in the skin throughout the day. Animal fats and vegetable oils contain between 7-13% of glycerin as a part of their natural chemical makeup.


A common store-bought soap has had all of the glycerin removed.  Manufactures then place it into additional products such as lotions and creams. The reason is a consumer now has to buy two products to serve the same purpose, thus, an increase in profit for the company, instead of buying one product that will clean AND moisturize, such as handmade soap.


Handmade soap preserves the integrity of the oils/fats/butters.  Because of this, the oils/fats/butters maintain their vitamins, minerals and skin-loving qualities in the final soap product.

Soap making is just like cooking, caring for a child, a pet,  or tending to the elderly - it all needs love, attention and time. We believe the hands on approach of handmade soap provides soap the love and attention it needs and know you can feel that energy once you use it.  Each bar of soap or bath product is made in small batches to ensure quality, freshness and the correct combination of skin-loving ingredients to leave you feeling ultra clean, super soft, and perfectly pampered.


So what does all this mean to you?  You save money and even better, you save your skin! 



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