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Difference between A Handmade Soap & Store-Bought Manufactured soap

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

I love to ask this question to my friends and customers and share our knowledge because one should know #whatweputonourskin?

There are different types of soaps people use while having a bath or in a shower; there are soap bars, liquid soaps, shampoos & conditioners, etc. With this, all various kinds of chemical composition are used, which people ignore to read.

First and foremost, if you cannot read what’s written on the ingredients list (if it goes ‘blah.. blah.. blahhh..’ ) then please leave the product down and go for all natural, organic handmade products instead of manufactured ones.

Handmade soaps are made with love and special care.

So why do people buy store-bought soaps?

That’s because there are only a few handmade companies to meet the demand. So let’s go soaping and make some soap.

Big brands with their big monies… use the white lie as their defense and lure the customers by misleading advertisements campaign so the person ignores asking questions. Unlike the word "organic" that is regulated by the USDA, the word "natural" does not have any quality check of the elements used while making the soaps. Artificial fragrances are being put in a large number of handmade soaps as well so please be more curious; and ask questions.

A great way to know what you are putting on your skin is to ask what method the soap maker uses to make their soap, what ingredients they use and what they use to scent their soaps. As we are talking about handmade soap here, we shall see what the real difference is between handmade soap and a store-bought soap.

So without further adieu let’s learn something more about handmade soaps.

#1:>> Fast and direct feedback from the soap maker.

When you buy a bar of handmade soap and if you have any questions then your question are answered directly (if you are in the store) or online as most of the soapers like to learn from the customer and get to know your requirements to make some soaps for them. When you buy a store-bought soap and have a question to ask, the stakeholders of the companies are not replying to each and every individual, there are IVR or call centers working for them. Now let’s go to the next point, where the real deal is.

#2:>> The Glycerin Game!

Glycerin is made by heating triglyceride-rich vegetable fats — such as palm, soy and coconut oils, etc.— under pressure or together with a strong alkali, such as lye. This causes the glycerin to split away from the fatty acids and mix together w