Real soap is developed by an entirely natural process called saponification. Saponification takes place when oils, waxes or butters are blended with salt hydroxide, and a chain reaction happens that creates soap.Another amazing side effect of saponification is natural glycerin is developed and stays in the soap, making handcrafted bar soap mild and moisturizing.The soap hardens into a solid mass when it's left to sit, or treatment, for numerous weeks. Lye initially came from wood ash and bar soap has been made in this way for thousands of years. Standard homemade soap was typically crafted utilizing animal fats a wood ash.There are a number of types of bar soap, and they are NOT all created equivalent. The bar soap you might usually think of when you think of a bar of soap (like Dove or Ivory) are not in fact soap at all. They are more detailed to a cleaning agent and can be extremely harsh and drying on skin.
They are usually filled with doubtful active ingredients and are not really real soap.
Let's take a quick look at the active ingredient list for a Dove Appeal Bar (notice they don't call it soap): I do not recommend this kind of bar soap, and definitely choose liquid soap over a bar of detergent 'soap' any day. The sort of soap I'm speaking about is handcrafted soap that is created using the saponification procedure. It is a mix of natural oils, butters and waxes combined with lye to create soap that benefits your skin and works very well to clean without drying or irritating. DOES BAR SOAP KILL GERMS? Kind of. However the answer is the same for ALL soap. You see, soap works by REMOVING dirt, oil and bacteria from skin and washing it away. Have a look at this video that does an incredible job of describing how soap works: Now I understand you're thinking 'but does the germs stay on the bar of soap'? Your bar of soap can be germy if you don't save it appropriately. The soap sludge you might get if your bar of soap sits in a puddle for too long is where the bacteria are concealing. So get a well-drained soap dish for your soap and give it a rinse prior to using it and you're good to go. Bar Soap Lasts a Long Period Of Time Bar soap that has actually been cured for at least 4 weeks will be tough and long-lasting. A bar of handmade soap can last a month in your shower if you save it appropriately. Considering how fast my kids can put a bottle of body wash down the drain, bar soap is a winner for my family! Let's talk for just a minute about how to save your bar soap so that it does last a very long time. The most important thing is to make certain it can dry between usages. Shop it in a well-drained soap dish (like this or this) and make certain it's not being in water.Handmade bar soap is usually made with a combination of veggie oils and butters. It is concentrated since there is no water included (like liquid soap). You can also choose a soap for your skin based upon which components are used. A few of my favorite oils to use in bar soaps are coconut oil, avocado oil, almond oil, shea butter and cocoa butter. These are all entirely natural oils that are fantastic for your skin. Bar soap that has been made effectively is incredibly moisturizing and can be a great option for dry or sensitive skin.Speaking of healthy ingredients, handcrafted bar soap often comes filled with a variety of botanical natural and natural active ingredients to sooth your body and senses. Clays, oils, dried herbs, charcoal and vital oils are just a few of the skin-loving active ingredients you might find in a bar soap active ingredient list.A vital part of the saponification process that is utilized to make bar soap occurs when part of the oils are changed into natural glycerin that remains in the bar of soap. Glycerin is crucial active ingredient in soap because it assists moisture to stay on the skin. Without it, the soap would clean you however your skin would likely be very dry after. If you have a look at any liquid soap website or body wash component list you will likely see glycerin added.
However glycerin is naturally occurring in handcrafted bar soap! How incredible is that!Did you now that the majority of what you're spending for in that bottle of body wash is water? Water is a main ingredient in liquid soap and body wash. Bar soap is even more concentrated. While water is utilized in making the soap, it's taken out after the treating process is total. This gives handcrafted bar soap a life span approximately a year (or more, depending on the ingredients utilized!).