What is the difference between Handmade Soap and Store Bought Soap?

 Our soaps are made the Old-Fashioned Way

All of our bar soap is handcrafted, small batch, and made in-house.Depending on the recipe our handmade soaps are made either one of two ways: hot process and cold process. We  start by mixing sodium hydroxide (lye) with water, juice or milk, then blending it with  vegetable oils(NO Palm Oil) , then adding essential oils and botanical, and finally, pouring it into molds.

The soaps then sit inside the mold for 24 hours to saponify (become soap), are removed from the mold to dry for 24 hours, then we hand cut  them into bars of soap, we stamp our logo into the bars and finally let them air dry or "cure" for 2 - 6 weeks. 

During the 2nd week curing process, the lye changes into soap and glycerin. In commercial soaps, the glycerin is removed and sold for other products. In Traditional Old Way Process soap, the glycerin remains, making it extremely moisturizing.

Our methods of hand-making soap is of course, the opposite of store bought soap which is made on a large scale in factories.

Store bought soap is made using a continuous flow method with hundred of hands on the process...or probably now a days, a hundred robot arms. The soap base is continually being made in the same "batch" of soap, never to rest or relax. It is then blended with filler ingredients and chemicals such as Sodium Isethionate (a foam enhancer) and Dipropylene Glycol (a chemical solvent...why it's needed...who knows) and then formed into molds.

But why take our word for it? The best way to find out is to put it to the test! Purchase a bar of handmade soap from a The Organic Soap For You and give it a try. I can assure you, the experience will be well worth it.