Why Use an Organic Soap Bar?

Within the world of handmade or homemade soap making are trends which the makers follow. One of these trends is the organic soap bar.

Organic soap bars gained popularity soon after many people started turning to more natural products for their food. The demand for natural ingredients in every day items was so strong that many crafters felt the need to design this type of product. These types of soap bars use little chemicals (just lye) and so the end product really is all natural!

Since organic soap bars use natural ingredients, usually food products, it is natural and good for the environment, something that was a great selling point to environmentalists. Some organic soap bars are even free of animal fat, something appreciated by vegans or animal lovers. Also, most organic soap bars are scented naturally by the ingredients, and are colored naturally as well. Many food products have their own scents and colors that they can add to the product, and these are often taken into consideration and used as properties when creating organic soap bars.

The best selling point of organic soap bars, however, is that they are good for the skin. The natural ingredients used give the product natural moisturizing properties. Plus, because the bar goes through the natural soap making process, it skips over the commercial process in which glycerine is extracted from the final product. Glycerine is a great moisturizer, and natural soaps retain all of their glycerine.

Other times, these soaps have natural exfoliating properties. Many spas use natural soaps or similar types of liquid soap as part of their luxury treatments. If you make and use your own, you get to pamper your skin the way a spa would on a daily basis.

There are many different types of natural soaps, they can be made based on certain properties you would like the product to have. As a soap maker, it is important that you come up with unique types you can sell to your clients. Try using good quality oils and natural ingredients, which are also organic in source.

For example, if you want to make a carrot soap, be sure the carrots you use were organically grown and no pesticides were used in the growing of the produce. In cases wherein tallow or lard is used, be sure the animals from which the fat was taken are from reputable farms which raise their livestock in an organic manner, meaning no growth hormones. Though there are no recorded side effects of using non-organic ingredients in making organic soap bars, it is always best that you use the very best ingredients whenever you make your products, organic or not. This way you are sure of your product’s quality.

Finally, be sure to experiment with your ingredients. Try as many edible ingredients as you can, and be sure to try using a lot of herbs or herb infused oils too. You will be surprised at how many types of natural soaps you can create! Some people have even built entire soap making empires simply on organic soap!

Rebecca R. Ammons

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