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Is Handcrafted soap better than Store bought Soap?

So when I originally started this journey into making body products, my first handmade bar of soap had three ingredients. Shea butter, olive oil and Lavender petals. I melted that concoction down, threw it in a soap mold and thought i was the man! Little did i know, I was just rubbing shea butter on my skin. lol

Now that we have been actually making soap for the past few years, i'd say YES handcrafted soap is superior to store bought soap. (in my opinion that is)!

Handmade Soap Contains Glycerin. Glycerin is a natural skin emollient (skin softener) that attracts water from the surrounding air. Because of this, glycerin is highly prized in soaps, lotions and creams for maintaining moisture in the skin throughout the day.

During the soap making process, the fats/oils and lye blend together to form soap while the natural glycerin maintains its integrity as glycerin and basically settles in between the soap molecules.

Animal fats and vegetable oils contain between 7-13% of glycerin as a part of