We don’t want to alarm you but the store-bought soaps taking up space in your “soap” dish is an imposter.

It may look like soap, get bubbly like soap, and it’s harsh (fake) scent may even trick your brain into thinking it’s soap, but unfortunately, it’s all a farce.

It’s true—today’s store-bought soaps are made up of mostly synthetic detergents, stripped of all the natural goodness your skin needs to thrive.

Curious to know the main differences between the harsh soaps you’re currently using and the natural soaps your skin is begging to be cleansed with? We thought you might ask… and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Two bars of all-natural, handmade soap.

Where’s the Glycerin?

Before we start, you’re probably wondering what in the world ‘glycerin’ is in the first place, right? Here’s the skinny…

Glycerin is a colorless, odorless, non-toxic byproduct of mixing together some form of fat or oil with lye.

Known for its nourishing properties, glycerin leaves your skin silky smooth instead of dry and irritated. Here’s the problem with store-bought soaps, however: the glycerin is completely removed during the manufacturing process, resulting in dry, flaky skin.

So where does it go?

In an attempt to make as much money as possible, manufacturers take the extracted good-for-you glycerin and dump it into your commercial lotions and creams. So, yes, your skin COULD have been moisturized simply from washing it but now you need to purchase lotion, in addition, to get the job done. Seems backward, right?

We Prefer Our Bath and Skin Products To Have REAL Ingredients

Two bars of all-natural soaps with real ingredients.

Ever get a little olive oil on your hands while cooking? Sure, you rinsed it off, but it still left your skin soft and shiny—and for good reason! Olive oil, much like other incredible fats, such as coconut oil, shea butter, etc. have unbelievable nourishing properties for our skin. When used in soaps, they leave us better off than before.

On the flip side, store-bought soaps often list harmful toxins and chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate (used in laundry detergent), sodium laureth sulfate (a harsh foaming agent), and sometimes even triclosan (masked as an antibacterial but technically classified as a pesticide!)

Scary isn’t it?

Instead of “washing” our families in these chemicals known for causing endocrine, immune, respiratory and even reproductive issues, there are thankfully better options.

Using 100% essential oil-based soaps, we are able to create gorgeous looking and delightfully smelling bath and skin products that GIVE BACK to our bodies—without breaking them down.

And truly the possibilities are endless once you have a foundation for your soaps. Similar to cooking, knowing what base you will use, allows you to mix and match fragrant oils with different fats to create soaps, lotions, and scrubs that look and feel great! From natural oils such as coconut to plant extracts such as peppermint, all-natural soaps do more than just cleanse our bodies—they make them healthier from the outside, in!