I love homemade items dearly. I love supporting moms and other people who work from home. It's more profitable and less stressful than any other job. Yes it can be busy especially if doing it yourself, but there's no commute which is Better for the environment and cheaper!
That being said I especially LOVE homemade soap like that at Wink Soap.
Wink Soap was kind enough to send me 2 bars of soap for review. Spellbound and Vanilla Hazelnut. Spellbound is made to mimic Victoria's Secret's Love Spell, and BOY oh BOY did she NAIL it!! It smells so yummy!
They are so creamy and smell so good. I love these soaps. The poppy seeds on top of the Spellbound are a great addition. And the Hazelnuts on top the Vanilla Hazelnut are a great exfoliator.
"Why should I buy handmade soap when I can get more soap for less money at a discount superstore?"
Because the soap you buy from a mass merchandiser is not actually soap at all, but a harsh detergent filled with chemicals and synthetics. Let me explain.
Handmade soap is created by mixing sodium hydroxide with oils and butters warmed to a certain temperature. When these two substances mix together a process called saponification takes place, this is the sodium hydroxide turning the oils and butters into soap. During this process a substance called glycerin is created. Glycerin is a humectant, meaning it attracts water to your skin and keeps it moisturized and supple.
Handmade soap retains all this natural glycerin and deposits it on your skin as you use the soap, along with scrubbing away the dirt and germs, of course. This leaves your skin moisturized afterwards, and moisturized skin looks and feels younger, retards fine line and wrinkles, and is less irritable.
Commerical soap starts out the same way. But instead of using vegetable oils, manufacturers use animal tallow and lard. This is the waxy, white substance you see in blocks at the grocery store. It comes from the fatty areas of butchered livestock. After the sodium hydroxide is mixed with the tallow or lard, all the natural glycerin is removed and sold for use in other high-end products. Then the soap goes through a milling process, where it is first shredded and then chemicals and preservatives are added to make it smell good and to retard mold growth. Then it is re-melted down into the typical bar shape you find in the stores.
This leaves you with not real soap, but a harsh detergent that strips the natural oils from your skin. Ever wonder why you are always reaching for the lotion after washing your hands? Because the “soap” has removed all the natural oils that keep your skin moisturized. Detergents are great for washing dishes or clothes, but not for skin!
I may use coupons and try and save money everywhere I go and on everything I possibly can, but I will never compromise my body again. I will ALWAYS for as long as I live buy homemade soap as opposed to store bought.
I've actually starting making my own soap by going to Hobby Lobby and buying the kits. It's fun and great for children and it's a great learning tool!!
*Disclaimer* I received these products directly from the Company for Review. I was not paid to try out these products!*