Soaps have always been an important part of our daily life, it’s essential for our hygiene and health. After Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we realized once again that washing hands with just water is not enough to kill harmful germs, bacteria and virus particles. In fact, handwashing remains the No. 1 tip for preventing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s common sense and it works.
Whether to prevent a disease or not, there is no question that we all need to use some sort of soap everyday.
There are many options of soaps out there in different shapes, colors and types. Liquid soaps, commercial OTC soaps and handmade soaps. Big brand name soaps are everywhere. But not all soaps have the same benefits. Among them, handmade soaps offer the most benefits.
Why handmade soaps are good for you?
Let’s compare handmade soaps vs. over the counter commercial soaps!
Chemicals and Detergents vs. Glycerine and Essential Oils
Mainly, over the counter commercial soaps contain a high level of toxic chemicals whereas handmade soaps are packed with glycerine and other natural ingredients.
At first glycerine sounds like a scary word, but "Glycerin is a colorless and odorless liquid that comes from plant sources," explains Perry Romanowski, a cosmetic chemist, in an Allure magazine article. "It is a humectant, which means it has the property of attracting water to itself."
For cleaning properties, commercial soaps rely on detergents that are harmful for your skin. A small amount of essential oil, on the other hand, can have same cleaning effects and add healthier nutrients to the skin.
Mass production vs. small business
Handmade soaps are produced in small batches by caring hands and not in large factories that create toxic waste and air pollution. So when you buy a handmade soap, you don’t contribute to harming the environment, instead you support a small business.
Commercial soap producers generally have to go through animal testing phase due to detergents included in their products. Since handmade soaps don’t include chemicals, they don’t require animal testing. Handmade soaps are cruelty-free.
The body’s largest organ, our skin, deserves the goodness of handmade soaps.
If you haven’t done so yet, it is best to test handmade soaps and see how they leave skin smooth, moisturized, supple and without residue for your own.
At Levant’s Naturals, we are proud to offer high quality handmade soaps with reasonable prices. Check them out at;