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Handcrafted Soap vs. Commercial Soap

Most commercial soaps are not marketed as real soap. Rather, these products are commonly advertised as beauty bars, moisturizing bars, or body bars, but not “soap” in the actual sense of the term.


Commercial soaps are typically made with a variety of synthetic ingredients, such as detergents, surfactants, and lather boosting agents. Detergent cleansers are popular because they are more cost effective. They create suds easily in water and are made in large quantities. However, these detergent-based products (despite some being marketed as "soap") are not true soap according to the regulatory definition of the word.


A true soap requires a combination of lye and oils, without the addition of synthetic cleaners.

Real, natural soaps are not only free from harmful, synthetic detergents, but are also nutritional for the skin and a healthy alternative to these detergent-based commercial bars.


Handmade soaps are far more biodegradable than their man-made counterparts. They are also considered environmentally friendly as no pesticides and chemicals are used in their formation.

three bars of natural handcrafted lavender and sweet orange soap
The Beauty of Natural Soap

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