Handmade Natural Soap On Revolution
We have had many household things used for “green earth” advocacy, ranging from fuel to paper bags. One unlikely item that has also joined the “green earth” trail is soap. It has been proved that the industrial soaps that we normally use are not only harmful to us but also to our environment. This has lead to consumers making their own soaps with modern as well as conventional methods.
Natural soaps have been around from as early as medieval times. In fact, the industrial soaps have for a long time been using the traditional raw materials and processes until the chemicals added as preservatives and colors have posed fear of safety. Consequently, people have gone to the old ways of making natural soap to avoid the dangers posed by the modern industrial soaps and also to advocate to products that are safe for humanity as well as the environment. The results have been more than soaps for individual consumption. Some have resulted to making soaps for commercial purposes, and it is expected that it’s just a matter of time for industrial soap makers to turn into the safe old ways of manufacturing the products.
How it is made
Natural soap is normally made from a combination of oils from plant or animals and a strong alkali. There are different processes that can be used to make natural soap, but all aim at blending the oils and the alkaline to form thick molds of soap substance. The substance is then poured into blocks of wood or metal and cooled for several days. This process makes excess alkali to rise up, leaving optimal content of the oil and alkali mixture on the bottom. The top layer of the excess is removed and a pure soapy substance is left in the blocks.
Different substances have been used to form different colors and aromas in the natural soap. Also, different soap makers use various natural ingredients as preservatives; like Rosemary. Once the right end product have been made, the soap molds are then cut using sharp blades or wires to form bars. Depending on whether the soap is meant for household use or commercial, the natural soap can be packaged on different packs Yaya Maria’s.
Why natural soap is safe for your skin
Many people are irritated by industrial soaps after using them, especially after doing some washing. The soaps also cause dryness to the skin and make it itchy. The irritation is normally caused by the chemical content in the soap added as preservatives, fragrances or artificial colors. It can also be caused by oils or alkali that have not fully neutralized during the manufacturing process. This puts your skin at a risk of harmful substances, dehydration and infections. However, since natural soaps are carefully handcrafted, and no artificial chemicals are added, the end-product is safe for use.
Where to get natural soap
You can as well make your own soap by gathering relevant raw materials. There are several stores which are now selling natural soaps. Although you may not be able to differentiate by just looking from a far, you can look at the ingredients that have been used to make the soap. You can as well ask the shop attendant to give you handmade natural soap.