Ingredients, Lotions, Soaps

Why Is Handmade Soap and Lotion More Expensive Than What I Can Buy In The Store?

Purchasing handmade soap or lotion can seem like an extravagant expense, compared to their cost in the grocery store.  However, there are some very significant differences in the quality of commercial versus handmade soaps and lotions.  This blog post will attempt to explain some of those differences. First, handcrafted soap is made in small batches… Continue reading Why Is Handmade Soap and Lotion More Expensive Than What I Can Buy In The Store?

Soaps

What Are Those Ingredients In My Soap?

Handcrafted soap has 3 basic ingredients - Oils, Water, and Lye.  It is the chemical reaction between the 3 that produces soap.  Other ingredients can be added to color, scent, or provide additional benefits to the soap.  This blog post will describe the ingredients in soap, and compare them with ingredients in commercial soaps. Handmade… Continue reading What Are Those Ingredients In My Soap?