Why is a handmade soap better?
During the handmade soap making process, it makes a byproduct called glycerin. Glycerin is an amazing ingredient to moisturize the skin and win over the commercial soaps. Glycerin attracts moisture from the air and reserve the moisture on the skin.
The commercial soaps make your skin dry because they contain detergents but not glycerin (they remove glycerin). These detergents and the synthetic hardening ingredients they use remove the natural oils in the skin and make the skin drier. They collect the glycerin from the soaps and use for other products such as body lotions and creams.
Are handmade soaps made with lye?
Yes, but there is no lye leftover in handmade soap. When the soap is curing it turns the lye and oil into soap. Therefore, there is no lye in the final soap.
Glycerin is a moisturizing agent in natural soap which absorbs moisture from the air. That is why you see small water droplets are visibly covering the surface of your soap but it is not coming from inside the soap!
Why handmade soaps are getting mushy faster?
Cocolie soaps are handmade using only 100% natural ingredients. We use essential oils, natural herbs, plant-based oils, plant-based organic butter, without any synthetic additives.
In Cocolie soaps, we have used a lot of soft oils such as olive oil, Organic Argan oil, etc as well as hard oil such as organic coconut oil. Since our soaps are for face and body, we don't use only Coconut oil as the base, because coconut oil will cleanse your skin and make the skin dry. (ex: dish-wash soaps)
Therefore, we always keep the required level of coconut oil in our soaps to get its benefits. Since the coconut oil portion in our soaps is low and we don't use Palm oil in our products you may feel that our soaps are softer than a bar of commercial soap.
We use only few types of essential oils in our products but we do not use synthetic fragrances. Specially in soaps, they have natural aroma of oils butters herbs and essential oils because our soaps are fragrance free!
How to use it?
- Make sure your hands are clean.
- Use your hands to lather your soap, especially if you have sensitive skin.
- Use your fingertips to gently massage the lather over your body or face using circular motions - make sure you AVOID getting the soap in your eyes.
- Rinse with water and pat dry