What Soap Is and What it Isn't

What Soap Is and What it Isn't

I've been asked this question quite a bit lately: what makes your soap different than what I could get from Target or Rite Aid?

At Live.Simple. we make our soaps from scratch the authentic way: cold process. Every ingredient that we use has a specific purpose in our soap. Live.Simple.Soap cleanses well and leave your skin soft, cared for, and moisturized.

Over the past few years, the word "soap" has morphed into being synonymous with detergent. They are not the same. You use detergent in your laundry- you shouldn't use detergent on your skin.

What is called a Beauty Bar, body wash, or a drug store soap is technically a detergent and created using chemicals and additives that are neither good for you nor good for your skin. The commercial brand soaps are designed to strip the oils from your skin which leaves your skin feeling dry, tight and itchy which then makes you feel as though you need a moisturizer or lotion, which leads your body to produce excess oil, which leads to you feel like you need to shower again, which leads to more lotion, which leads to more oil...it becomes a vicious cycle.

Handcrafted, cold process soaps keep the natural glycerine that is a naturally occurring component of fats and oils. It is a powerful humectant as it is known to draws moisture from the air to your skin which effectively and naturally can balance moisture levels.

Our soaps are hand-crafted in small batches, by me from start to finish, using essential oils and portioned into generous size bars.

Due to the nature of soap making and the fact that each batch is hand-crafted, slight variations in color might occur. Consider it part of the soap's visual charm. The qualities and benefits are not affected.

I love to talk "soap" so if you have any questions, please, as always, ask them!

At Live.Simple. it really is a way of life.


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