How we treat our skin can have a major impact on our overall health. The body’s largest organ, our skin is incredibly porous and absorbent. Mountains of research show that toxic chemicals can be drawn through the skin and transferred into the bloodstream, causing concerning long-term damage. So natural soap with essential oil (not synthetic fragrance oil ) is recommended.
Only 100% Pure Essential Oils: Packed with antibacterial, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and other health-promoting properties, pure essential oils clean the skin while adding valuable nutrients.
Most popular types of Handmade Soaps
1-Glycerin Soaps -glycerin which is a natural byproduct of the soap making process, an excellent moisturizer and also one of the reasons that handmade soap is so good for your skin! Glycerin is an emollient which attracts moisture from the air maintaining moisture in the skin throughout the day.Glycerin soap is gentler on skin than most soaps, making it a good choice for people who have particularly dry or sensitive skin. According to Organic Body Shop, glycerin soap also has a lower pH than other soaps, which helps the skin retain its natural moisture.
2-Lye Based Soaps-Usually made with more coconut,shea and thick butters so they cost much more to produce. Lye Bars throughput history used for nearly every cleaning purpose from laundry to shampoo. Medicinally it was considered a cure for many common skin ailments, including poison ivy and mosquito bites.
Now Lye Soap are your harder artisan bars. These were originally made with lye and animal fat but Organic Body Shop offers a range of lye soap bars made with vegetable fats and all natural essential oils