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Handmade Soap

Handmade soap is great to me and seems to be better for my skin overall. I have heard from many others that purchase soap from me and they love it as well. The benefits of using handmade soap is better than store bought soaps for many reasons. The main reason being all of the chemicals and additives used in store bought soaps. Handmade soaps do not contain all of the harsh chemicals in them that other soaps do. My base recipe includes olive oil, but you can incorporate many different types of oils including coconut oil, or grapeseed oil, and more – just to name a few. I usually use a mix of oils to make my complete mixture for the soaps I make. Using a mixture of different oils along with some other items can give the best results.

People often ask me if you can make soap without lye. The short answer to this is yes, you can. You can make lye-free soap from a pre-mixture you can buy at your local hobby store or arts and crafts store that is called melt and pour. This simple method of soap making is easy for anyone to get into at home and can be fun for the whole family. This is the easiest way to get started making soap. If you want to make real homemade soaps then you will need to get the proper materials and equipment for doing so, and find good recipes from respectful resources online to get started.

Using Melt and Pour: Purchase melt and pour at your local hobby store. Using molds of almost any kind you can heat the melt and pour soap in the microwave and pour into the molds. Allow the soap to harden – using the freezer can speed this process up. Remove your soap from the molds and enjoy your soap!

There are many variations you can do with melt and pour soap including scents and colors and shapes and sizes. Your imagination is the limit.

Making Handmade Soap From Lye: Make sure you have all the proper equipment to make this type of soap. Find some reputable places online with good recipes. Pick a recipe you want to use and make sure you have all the ingredients available. Measure out all of your ingredients and follow the proper procedure making sure you wear protective gear since you are working with lye.

There are many resources online for making handmade soap, the equipment needed and so on. I started for about $150.00 with everything to make my first few batches of soap, and I grew from there. I know have hundreds of essential oils for scents, and many different types and sizes of soap molds that I can work with to make a lot of different types of soap.

Homemade soap can be a really good hobby – as I found out starting that all of my friends and family were interested and now purchase soap from me on a regular basis.

Benefits of Glycerin Soaps

All Natural

One of the benefits of using glycerin soaps, especially handmade ones, is that they are completely natural, with no synthetic ingredients added during the manufacturing process.

Sensitive Skin

Because of the organic nature, they are most beneficial to people with sensitive skin. Synthetic ingredients can create skin complications and irritate formant skin problems.

Glycerin soap, on the other hand, can be used for even the most sensitive skin, even with skin problems like eczema and psoriasis. They do not irritate the skin or create negative reactions like normal soap does.

Moisturizing

Glycerin is known to be a great humectant, in other words, it can attract moisture.

Due to this feature, these soaps attract moisture to the skin, keep it locked in, and provide a constant hydration to the skin.

Unlike some soaps that dry out the skin and make it feel tight and flaky, glycerin soaps keep the skin hydrated for several hours after use.

Using glycerine soaps regularly can help your skin become silky soft and supple.

Healthy Skin

By keeping your skin well moisturized, you can create the foundation for a healthy skin.

Completely moisturized and healthy skin can effectively prevent developing wrinkles, stretch marks and skin tears. Although glycerin soaps are great for the whole body, using them regularly to wash your face can offer you additional benefits. When using a harsh soap, it dries the skin and often causes the skin to make up for its dryness by creating extra oil, which clogs your skin and creates skin problems.

Glycerin soaps, when used for face wash, help to decrease and completely rid-off of acne.

With Essential Oils

A combination of glycerin and natural essential oils from Damask rose, juniper, rosemary and lavender, quickens the effect of moisturizing and skin improving. These oils stimulate the vital processes in cells, increase the peripheral blood circulation and reduce the water retained in cells.

They also help for the expulsion of toxins, accumulated in the organism.

The Bulgarian Damask rose is a unique plant, packed with many therapeutic benefits!

With regards to skin care, it is a wonderful anti-inflammatory agent and tissue regenerator. It is also high in antioxidants and offers amazing properties of hydration and redness reduction. The Bulgarian Damask rose oil is also used in aromatherapy to calm and relax. It’s good for helping those in grief or emotional distress as well as individuals suffering from depression.

The Bulgarian Lavender oil has a strong expressed relaxing, anti-stress and antiseptic effect. It is suitable for restoring the body after physical overstrain and brain-fag, and also helps for a robust and sound sleep.