Why choose handmade soap?
Why choose handmade soap you say? How about saying goodbye to detergents and hello to treat yourself! You (and your skin) deserve a little luxury every day!
Did you know that most “soap” purchased in the store, is not in fact soap? Many commercial soaps available today are bars of detergent made with synthetic, rather than natural ingredients.
A true soap retains its natural glycerin produced during saponification, the process of turning oils into soap. Glycerin is a natural moisturizer and cleanser that increases lather and produces a milder soap. Saponification occurs by mixing fats (natural oils) and sodium hydroxide (lye) at precise ratios and temperatures. (pssst—we only use vegetable oils here!)
In many commercial soaps, the valuable glycerin is extracted, sold, and replaced with cheaper synthetic alternatives. These may be harsher and irritating to some skin types.
All soap is handmade by me (Leah) in small batches using the cold-process method, where I have full control of all the ingredients. I started making soap for a variety of reasons. I was (and still am) mesmerized by the balance between science and art in the soap making process. After months of research, I finally made my first batch and was immediately hooked. I also suffer from a range of seasonal allergies and skin sensitivities. The fragrances and ingredients in many store-bought products are always a risk for an attack of itchy and irritated skin. Using handmade soap has helped my skin in so many ways. I love being able to share the benefits with others. The fact that it's a practical product that also helps reduce single-use plastics is also a win! Finally, I've enjoyed working for myself as a graphic designer and was looking for another business venture to boost my self-employment goals. So many reasons for me to love everything about soap and "momtreprenuership."
Thank you for supporting me and my family in our small business adventure. We hope you love our soap as much as we do!