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What's makes handmade soap natural?

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Initial post: Dec 25, 2009 10:40:14 AM PST
Michelle says:
The quality of the oils?

Posted on Feb 13, 2010 7:10:41 AM PST
Handmade soap is a cleanser made with simple ingredients that are good for your skin. In the handcrafted soap making process, oils and fats are combined with lye to produce soap and glycerin.Some people may question the use of lye in handmade soap. The fact is that all soap is made with lye. What needs to be made clear is that once the process of saponification is complete, the lye and oil molecules have combined and chemically changed into soap and glycerin. ALL bar soaps are made with lye, however, when made correctly, there is NO LYE remaining in the final bar of soap. Whether your soap is manufactured by large corporations, or smaller handcrafted soap makers, the above rings true, regardless. Lye must be used to make the soap, but there should never be any remaining lye in the final bar to hurt the skin. Saponification is the chemical reaction created by combining these oils or fats with lye and water.
Since handcrafted soap has no synthetic chemical preservatives but has natural preservatives such as , grapeseed oil extract or Vitamin E, your bar of handcrafted soap needs more care and diligence to insure a long life. Handcrafted soap is best stored out of water so that it air dries. Rest your soap on a draining soap dish or stand it on its side, out of the spray range of the shower head. If left in water, handcrafted soap tends to dissolve due to the soap and glycerine molecules that wash clean with water.

Posted on Jun 10, 2010 9:52:33 PM PDT
Michelle says:
Thanks for all your suggestions this morning - I've decided to choose some natural soaps for myself
~Handcrafted 100% Pure Goats Milk and Oatmeal Bar Soap with Beeswax

Posted on Sep 1, 2010 10:50:48 AM PDT
Michelle says:

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 7:49:38 PM PST
100% says:
All the good natural ingredients.
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