Soap is created as a result of a chemical process known as saponification. In this process, vegetable oils or animal fats are mixed together with a water solution of a strong alkali known as lye. The results create to finished products known as glycerin and #soap. Most of the soap that is found on store shelves contain synthetic and harmful ingredients. Therefore, these ingredients are not used for the care and well-being of your skin at all. #Colors, artificial scents and other chemicals which are added are the culprits behind the allergic reactions and dry skin. Store bought soaps such as beauty bars, bath bars, and deodorant bars are actually synthetic detergents that contain no glycerin. #Soap manufacturers remove the glycerin and sell it to other manufacturers who use it in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and food products. This vital compound contributes to moisturizing the skin and keeping the soap from drying out.
When you make your own #soap, or other body care products, you have the ability to #produce something that is truly good for your well being or for others. It is up to you to research and seek out quality ingredients that are natural to promote this standard of superiority that you would expect to find in something that is used to treat and care for your #body. Just as importantly to the ingredients you use, the methods that you use in making your products are as well. One of the best things about making your own soap is the ability to create soap that is just right for your own skin type and personal preference.
Before the process is started, research must be done in regard to role of oils in soap. There are so many oils to choose from so it is important to find a combination of oils with a good balance of the characteristics that you intend to produce. Some oils are good for creating a lot of bubbles, while others are good at conditioning your skin. Some oils will create a hard bar while others will be soft. A great tool to use when trying to decide what type of oil to use because it can show you the different characteristics of each oil that is available to you is the lye calculator. Overall, making your own soaps is the option for anyone who may have sensitive skin or is just tired of bad chemicals.