As the weather cools down, our shower temperatures heat up and our skin gets itchy and dry. It's a common misconception that soap is responsible for drying our skin over Winter but really, it's more to do with twisting the hot tap to the maximum and defrosting our frozen skin in the shower for as long as possible than the soap.
Handmade soap retains all of the naturally produced Glycerin which acts as a humectant, attracting and keeping moisture in your skin for longer. This, along with nourishing and moisturising plant oils and butters makes for a soothing, non-drying soap. Mass-produced and usually very cheap soap is not made with many plant oils or butters at all (if any) and the Glycerin is actually removed from the soap and sold for other skincare products such as lotions. This can make a harsh soap that undoubtedly cleanses but leaves the skin tight and itchy.
When you're shopping for a bar of handmade soap, make sure to look for ingredients such as Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and other plant oils. This will ensure a mild bar of soap.
We believe in the quality and handmade nature of our products so much that we make videos to show you how soap is made!
Click the link below each image to be taken to our YouTube channel to see how we make each bar using the traditional cold process method.
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