Well, Soap does not get much attention in our day to day life. We buy the soaps from the stores and use it for bathing purpose and for other hygienic reasons. But the most striking thing is that the soaps sold in the market are not soaps at all. These conventional soaps are actually detergents made of gasoline and kerosene. This is the reason why our skin feels itchy and dry on using them. Alkali is usually held responsible for the itchiness and dryness of the skin. Other harmful ingredients of the conventional soap that have been proven to be harmful for the skin are DEA, Isopropyl Alcohol, BHT and Triclosan.
Triclosan is a common ingredient of the anti-bacterial soap. The basic component of a conventional bar soap is sodium tallowate. The key reason for using tallow is because it is processed quickly and produces harder bars of soap. It is inexpensive and plenteous making it highly acceptable for the soap manufacturers.
But their convenience and cost efficient production can cause severe damages to our skin. People with sensitive skin as well as those having skin diseases often complain about the harmful effects of the conventional soap. This is also the reason why the general interest is shifting from conventional soap to the natural handmade soap.
Usually handmade soaps are made using beneficial natural vegetable oils such as Olive oil, Palm oil and Coconut oil. This is also the reason why handmade soaps are mild on the skin and retain its natural luster. Another important component that separates conventional soaps from the natural handmade soaps is “Glycerin”. Glycerin is a transparent liquid which aides in keeping the skin soft and healthy.
As we grow older, our skin begins to lose its texture due to the incessant revelation to the impure atmosphere as well as due to the use of harmful chemicals.