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    Why Handmade Soap Is Better over the Commercial Kind

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    Why Handmade Soap Is Better over the Commercial Kind

    Soap is soap, right? Whether hand-made or commercially manufactured, you get the same benefits when choosing one over the other. That’s what we’re going to discuss today. Hand-made is always better, be it ingredients, consciousness, or aesthetics. Here are reasons why hand-made should be your preferred choice.

    It Contains Glycerin

    Handmade soap is made by combining oils and fats with sodium hydroxide. This chemical reaction, called saponification, results in a soap containing natural oils that can nourish and protect the skin.

    On the other hand, mass-produced soap is often made with harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients. Handmade soap is made with natural ingredients and is much better for your skin.

    Glycerin is a natural by-product of soap-making and is present in all handmade soaps. It is a humectant, which helps keep the skin moist by drawing moisture from the air. Glycerin is also a natural emollient, which helps soften and smooth the skin.

    However, soap made without glycerin can strip the natural oils from your skin, leaving it dry and irritated. Glycerin is often added to moisturizers to help offset this drying effect.

    It’s Made Ethically

    When soap makers test their soaps, they can easily tell if they are safe to use. This is because they are familiar with the process and ingredients of making the soap. Additionally, they may test the soap on family members and friends to get additional feedback.

    Most importantly, they only use high-quality ingredients that are responsibly sourced. This means that workers are paid fairly, work in safe conditions, and no child labor is involved in the supply chain.

    It’s Made from Curated Ingredients

    Speaking of glycerin, handmade soaps are made with natural ingredients that can benefit your skin. In contrast—as mentioned earlier—mass-produced soaps are made with harsh chemicals and other artificial ingredients that can be harmful.

    One instance of an artificially-created soap ingredient is palm oil, a type of vegetable oil derived from palm trees' fruits. It is a popular ingredient in many products, including soap, because it is cheap and effective. However, palm oil is also harmful to wildlife, as it can cause deforestation and habitat loss. As a result, we choose to avoid using palm oil in our soap products.

    It’s Made for Customer’s Health and Safety

    Abiding by their customer health and safety principles, handmade soapmakers remain aware of workplace health and safety risks and take steps to mitigate them. This includes maintaining a clean and organized workspace, using proper personal protective equipment, and being aware of potential hazards.

    It’s Made with Style

    Handmade soaps are created with one-of-a-kind designs that you won't find anywhere else. They are developed by talented artisans who put their personal touch on each piece.

    It’s Real Soap

    Handmade soap is made with natural ingredients and doesn't contain any harsh chemicals. It's also more gentle on your skin and can be customized to your specific needs. Store-bought soap is often made with synthetic ingredients and can be harsh on your skin.


    Find artisan pampering products that are great for your health and made with you in mind at Moss Hill. All our soaps, moisturizers, and other products are made in small batches from our recipes, ensuring individual attention through the creation process. Order from our online store today!