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Handmade Artisan Natural Soap vs Mass Produced Commercially Manufactured Soap

Is natural soap really better for your skin, and what are the benefits?

The majority of us have been brought up using commercially manufactured soap.  We pop it into our trolley when we are doing the weekly shop, it’s cheap, convenient and we are familiar with the brands.  However, have you ever stopped to think ‘what is actually in these products and the effects they have on your skin and the environment’?

You’ve started to invest in your skin, the products you use, you care about the ingredients and their benefits, yet you still take that little commercially produced bar of soap into the bath and shower.

If you investigate natural vs mass produced commercially manufactured soap the facts might surprise you. We know you’re busy so we’ve done some of the investigative leg work for you.

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Mass Produced Commercially Manufactured Soap:

Often contains the cheapest ingredients and fillers, including animal fats from slaughter houses;

Often contains cheap synthetic fragrances which can cause skin allergies;

Often contains harsh detergents which strip the skin of natural oils;

Often contains palm oil and mineral oils. Mineral oil is a petrochemical and palm oil that isn’t ethically sourced is contributing  to the destruction of great ape habitats across Southeast Asia and Africa.

Even PH balanced soap, measuring PH7 (neutral), is still too alkaline to be truly good for the skin. When you use an alkaline product on the skin it changes the PH, damaging the acid mantle that protects the skin from damage.

Driven by money rather than skin benefits, many larger soap brands remove Glycerin (an amazing source of hydration) to increase product shelf life – great for keeping products on supermarket shelves, but not so great for your skin.

Synthetic foam boosters with mass produced soap cause many skin conditions.

As you can see, mass produced, commercially manufactured soap doesn’t promote skin health & wellbeing and can actually be damaging to both your skin and the environment.

Let’s move on and look at why you might want to consider switching to Handmade Artisan Natural Soap:

100% Natural Ingredients. No synthetic ingredients, no artificial perfumes, no artificial colours, no detergents, no synthetic preservatives

Made in small handmade batches in England, with a manufacturing footprint and supply chain that is environmentally friendly.  There is no need to destroy animals natural habitats across the globe. 

Made using botanical essential oils to fragrance the soaps. Using natural oils as part of your daily skincare routine can help to feed, nourish and re-hydrate the skin. Many plants, flowers and seeds produce beneficial oils which contain a variety of bioactive molecules with incredible skin healing and nourishing properties.

Provides a rich natural lather rather than artificial foaming agents.

Provides aromatherapy benefits, encouraging stress relief and balancing of the senses.

Made using Glycerin, a natural plant-based fat. It organically hydrates and keeps the skin beautifully smooth. It’s natural moisturising properties promote healthy skin.

Natural soap is a source of naturally derived vitamins, minerals and antibacterial properties supporting the relief of skin concerns, including: itchy skin, eczema, psoriasis and acne.

SOAK BOX England’s handmade artisan soap is always Vegan and Cruelty Free.

SOAK BOX England’s handmade artisan  soap uses sustainable packaging.

SOAK BOX England’s handmade artisan soap production supports local businesses and communities.

It may seem obvious but the fact is handmade artisan soap is actually soap. Where as mass produced commercially manufactured soap is often nothing more than ‘detergents in disguise’.

Remember, always check the products and the ingredients that you are buying and using on your skin everyday. Your skin will thank you for it and you will notice the difference.

SOAK BOX England would love to hear your thoughts. Leave your comments below.

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  1. Lesley Horrne

    Loved this post! We don’t stop to think about a lot of things we use on a daily basis. I am always trying to do small things for the environment and this is one I will try. Thank you for the information.

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