Handmade Soap - A genuine friend for your skin.
by JiViSa Wellness on Nov 19, 2022
Your bathroom is definitely an important place for you. You’ve taken a lot of trouble designing it, fitting it with swanky amenities and enhancing the whole mood with soothing lighting. But did you know that the bath soap you are currently using is probably stripping your skin of essential oils? Worse, your soap may be burning and corroding your skin, little by little, every single day. Aging it much faster than you could ever imagine.
Commercial soaps are not soap. They are detergents.
Detergents were first created in Germany in 1916. A few years later, these detergents were manufactured as commercial soaps. And almost 175 years later, commercial soaps are still mainly detergents. They are still synthetic and mostly petroleum-based. These are most unfriendly to your skin, as they strip natural oils away. So your bathroom may be hygienic and clean, but your soap may be causing skin rashes and infections.
Where's the glycerin?
Most commercial soaps contain dyes, preservatives, fragrances and chemicals. However, what they lack is a very crucial friend for your skin: glycerin! Now glycerin is a naturally occurring by-product of the soap-making process, but most commercial soap manufacturers extract it. And then use it in other products like moisturizers and creams.
Handmade soap on the other hand, usually contain butters that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients that make your skin soft and leave it healthy. And yes, most handmade soaps will also have glycerin.
What else do handmade soaps contain?
Most handmade soaps are rich with plant-based oils and butters. These naturally healing and protecting ingredients, offer vital vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients that keep your skin supple and healthy. Besides this, handmade soaps can contain herbs, clays, botanical extracts, milks, salts and essential oils that increase their therapeutic properties, and also offer beautiful aromas.
And what does the glycerin do?
Glycerin helps to suffuse your skin with moisture, leaving it supple and hydrated long after you shower. It doesn't just end there. Glycerin continues to attract moisture from the air to your skin all through the day. It also increases the permeability of your skin for greater hydration, and contributes to a creamy lather. That is why soaps that don’t contain glycerin will often leave your skin feeling dry and careworn.
Handmade soaps are beautiful.
Handmade soaps are usually very pleasing to the eye. They are mostly made in small batches by small manufacturers, who put in a lot of passion and belief into each bar they create. The various natural ingredients, as also the various permutations and combinations, make for plenty of variety. You will discover heady scents and wonderful textures. All of them environment friendly, as these soaps are usually completely biodegradable.
If you would like to choose from a range of five truly exotic handmade soaps, try out the range from JiViSa. Gently crafted from natural ingredients handpicked on Himalayan slopes. Each one of them is an invitation to a soothing, pure and healthy bath. Click here for more details and to order.
Soaps that leave behind a clean trail.
When you purchase a biodegradable handmade soap, you are not only supporting the environment, you are also usually encouraging a small business too! Because most handmade soaps are made by homegrown, small town manufacturers who are more interested in quality than in quantity.
So the next time you bathe with a handmade soap you can feel really clean. Not just on the outside. But in your heart and soul too!