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The Difference Between Natural Vs. Commercial Soaps

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The lure of catchy slogans, deceiving messages and well-thought out words is incredibly hard to resist, especially if you’re constantly on the lookout for ways to improve your skin care. It may commonly be called soap, but that mass produced commercial stuff is anything but. Unlike natural soaps, most store-bought bars are actually just chemical cocktails made of detergents and disturbing synthetic ingredients that cause allergic reactions and dehydrate (and therefore age) the skin. Commercial soap is manufactured by combining, heating and drying chemicals (including petroleum), which are then mixed with various other ingredients to form the final bar of soap.

Handmade, natural soaps are made from nothing but pure ingredients from Mother Earth – without synthetic ingredients, fragrances, preservatives, or chemical compounds. Quality handmade soap is packed with fatty oils that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that keep your skin moisturised, hydrated, and replenished. Natural butters and essential oils are often added into the mixture to change the soap’s benefits as well as its natural scent.

The Goodness of Glycerin

Most importantly of all, a high-quality, organic, handmade soap will always contain glycerine – the compound that soothes and moisturizes the skin for a long period of time. Glycerine is proven to be so beneficial to your skin that it is extracted from commercial ‘soap’ and reserved for higher-priced body care, such as costly body lotions and skin care products. This is the ugly truth of popular “beauty” bars.

Looking to make the switch to handmade and natural soaps?

Everyone is in search of a healthy and beneficial skin care regimen, so switching to daily use of handmade soap is the best place to start. So effective are natural soaps that many users say that their skin has not only improved, but changed their lives by relieving them of itchiness, dryness and skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. You will find yourself needing to use body moisturisers less often. Come on over to Soap Café in Sliema and experience the wonders of nature – explore our array of essential oils, herbal remedies, handmade soap and more!

 

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2 thoughts on “The Difference Between Natural Vs. Commercial Soaps”

  • Hi, I read through your post. I do have a question. What about making your own organic dish soap? Have you ever tried that? My wife likes to put vinegar in the cleaner she makes but I can’t stand the smell. Thanks in advance for your answer.

    • hi Chrisitna, that’s a very good question .
      Usually you wouldn’t use vinegar on its own but mix it with castile soap (a.k.a olive oil based soap) and essential oils such as lemon , grapefruit or rosemary. This diminishes the odour of vinegar. Also , make sure it is pure white vinegar not dark vinegar.

      Keep in mind that if your food consist of animal protein especially meat, i would highly recommend an actual detergent. You need surfacants to really remove animal fat which carries alot of bacteria. The dishes might look clean after washing them with vinegar but you need a detergent to actually kill bacteria such as salmonella.

      For windows and floors , vinegar and bicarbonate of soda mixed with water and maybe a hint of lemon oil, is usually enough within normal circumstances. Usually after 5 minutes, the smell of vinegar evaporates and you wouldnt be able to smell it.

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