We often blindly tend to grab a soap bar off of the rack without considering the importance of taking care of our skin. So, when it comes to handcrafted soaps vs. commercial soaps, let’s take a look at what choice is better and which choice you need to consider going for.
Long lasting doesn’t mean better
Commercial soaps are usually manufactured using certain preservatives in order to give it a longer shelf span. And while they add preservatives to do this, they also remove useful ones in the process such as natural fats and glycerine; the key ingredients needed to keep your skin moisturized.
Although handcrafted soaps may not last as long as commercial ones, they tend to keep your skin fresh and healthy due to the presence of important ingredients. They are crafted with care and packed with rich antioxidants as well as vitamins that are important to help lock in the necessary moisture.
Don’t be fooled by the heavy scent
Usually, heavy scented soaps are known to contain much stronger chemicals that would do more harm than good. Commercial soaps often focus on having the strongest scent of perfume which is by no means obtained naturally and can be too harsh on your skin.
Whereas soaps that are handmade come with naturally infused fragrances such as essential oils made of plants and flower extracts. Not only does this benefit your skin, but also provides you with a sense of aroma therapy that lingers on your body longer.
Be kind to your skin
For more reasons that just fragrance and shelf span, commercial soaps are filled with other chemicals that does more harm than good to your skin. Don’t be fooled by the words anti-bacterial on a commercial soap cover. In order to make the soap anti-bacterial, powerful additives are being utilised. While the soap may do its job in terms of cleansing, it doesn’t help take care of the sensitive and supple layers of your skin.
Handcrafted soaps are generally made with the intention of treating your skin the way it deserves to be treated as well as protecting it. Choosing natural handmade soap is one of the first steps towards a better skin care routine. It contains all the important and beneficial elements that helps rejuvenate your skin.
A deeper connection
Commercial soaps are factory made for mass manufacturing purposes. Such soap bars are made by machines and there’s no emotional connection what so ever that goes in producing or creating it.
Whereas the same cannot be said when it comes to handcrafted soap bars. They’re made with a passion towards creating the perfect bar. Each ingredient is chosen carefully and each designed to look beautiful just as much as beneficial. To make such soap bars is a delicate artsy process filled with concentration and love. There’s always something special about handmade items. Even if it’s a soap bar.
Knowing what you know now about the differences in commercial soap vs. hand soaps, which choice would you pick?