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Top 10 reasons to use Handcrafted Soap

Melissa Robinson

If I haven't succeeded yet in convincing you to try handcrafted soap yet, here are 10 reasons to use and love it: 

  1. It's actually soap.  There are no detergents or lathering agents or potentially harmful chemicals, it's skin-nourishing saponified oils!
  2. It's better for the environment.  Where do you think all those commercial harsh detergents go?  Yep, down the drain.
  3. It's customizable!  Want a certain color soap?  Want a certain smell? Want a square bar?  Round bar? Half n half?  Sky is the limit when it comes to soap....
  4. Skin LOVES handcrafted soap.  Most people who have only used commercial detergents don't even realize what nourished skin feels like.  It's amazing!  It's soft, silky and supple. 
  5. Glycerin.  Real soap contains glycerin which is an amazing humectant that attracts moisture to skin.  In fact, many in the commercial cosmetic industry extract glycerin from soap to incorporate in higher end products.  Handcrafted soap is loaded with it naturally.
  6. Aromatherapy opportunities!  Are you an essential oil lover for the aromatherapy benefits?  Using handcrafted soap that incorporates nature's powerful essential oils such as calming lavender or energizing citrus can pack your morning shower with a 1,2 punch of olfactory bliss!
  7. Turns out, Anti-bacterial soap is not that great for you... the FDA is cracking down and banning some of the chemicals used for antibacterial effects.  Use natural soap and hot water for the same fight against germs and you'll win!
  8. It is made with love.  I promise you, whether you use and love mine or another artisan's products, we have poured ourselves into that soap.  We do this for the love of the craft just as much as the love of the product.  We are artists!
  9. Satisfaction.  There is something innately satisfying by using what has been used by our grandparents and great-grandparents.  Commercial use of chemicals have become rather alarming with negative effects.  Why use products created to mimic natural ones?  It just doesn't make sense. 
  10. Supporting Small Business - by purchasing handcrafted soap and products, you're supporting small and local business, and likely a small woman-owned local business. (Like mine!)  It's nothing like the corporate hustle and bustle, it's a LOT of hard work.... and every penny counts.  Your support enables artisans like me to continue to create and in return, we provide what I believe to be amazing products into all of our lives. 
So there you have it!  10 reasons to use handcrafted soap!  I don't think I can ever go back.  And in a small way.... I feel like I'm making a difference.  It's the best feeling in the world.

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