10 Reasons to Switch to Handmade Soap.
Posted on August 21 2023
Why should you switch to handmade soap?
Handmade soap has gained popularity in recent years due to its numerous benefits. Here are 10 compelling reasons why you should consider making the switch:
1. Natural Ingredients
Unlike commercial soaps that are loaded with synthetic chemicals, handmade soaps are made from natural ingredients. These include nourishing oils, butters, and botanicals that are gentle on the skin. Here at Hickory Ridge Soaps we only use the purest of ingredients that are made in the USA to ensure the best quality soap.
2. Real Soap
Handmade soap is made through a process called cold process soapmaking. This traditional method involves mixing oils and lye to create a chemical reaction called saponification. The result is a luxurious bar of soap that retains the natural glycerin, a moisturizing agent that is often removed in commercial soap production.
3. Moisturizing Properties
Handmade soaps are often enriched with moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil. These natural moisturizers help to keep your skin hydrated and prevent dryness. When making our handmade soaps, we use a method called "super-fatting". This method adds more oils and butter to a recipe than the lye can react with, creating an extra moisturizing bar of soap. We also add coconut milk or goat milk to our soaps for this very reason, both boost the hydration and emollient properties of handmade soap.
4. Gentle on the Skin
Commercial soaps often contain harsh detergents and chemicals that can strip the skin of its natural oils. Handmade soaps, on the other hand, are gentle and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
5. No Harsh Chemicals
Handmade soaps are free from harsh chemicals such as sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. These chemicals can irritate the skin and cause allergies. By switching to handmade soap, you can avoid exposing your skin to these harmful substances.
6. Unique and Artistic
Each handmade soap is a work of art. Crafted with care, these soaps come in a variety of shapes, colors, and designs. Using handmade soap adds a touch of luxury and elegance to your daily bathing routine. Hickory Ridge Soaps not only provides handmade soap that is better for you, but it looks beautiful, too. We take the extra time making our soap in small batches, adding various colors to the bars as well as hand texturing the top of our soaps.
7. Environmentally Friendly
Handmade soaps are often made using sustainable and eco-friendly practices. They are biodegradable and do not contribute to water pollution like many commercial soaps do. Hickory Ridge Soaps is committed to providing bath care products that are environmentally friendly. All our bath products are packaged in biodegradable or recyclable packaging to reduce waste.
8. Support Local Artisans
When you purchase handmade soap, you are supporting local artisans and small businesses. By choosing handmade products, you contribute to the growth of local economies and help sustain traditional soap-making techniques.
9. No Animal Testing
Most handmade soap manufacturers are committed to cruelty-free practices. They do not test their products on animals, making handmade soap a compassionate choice for animal lovers. We do not believe in testing or harming animals in any way.
10. Artisanal Craftsmanship
Handmade soap is the result of skilled craftsmanship. Each bar is carefully crafted with attention to detail, making it a true labor of love. Using handmade soap is like indulging in a small piece of art every day.
We make our handmade soap completely from scratch, from the mixing of raw oils and butter to packing each individual bar. To all those who have shown us love & support, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Make the switch to handmade soap and experience the difference it can make for your skin and overall well-being. Embrace the natural, luxurious, and environmentally friendly qualities of handmade soap today!