WHY BUY HANDMADE SOAPS?
The first question you probably ask yourself is why should you buy and use handmade soaps. First, my handmade “Tea, Herb & Milk Soaps - Natural Ingredients, Naturally Better” soaps are made from scratch, they ARE NOT commercial melt and pour soaps loaded with chemicals. “Tea, Herb & Milk Soaps” ARE handmade soaps, NOT "hand-crafted" soaps. There are two terms within the soap making community, "handmade" and "hand-crafted":
Handmade means just that, made from scratch using the base ingredients of food oils (such as olive, nut oils, natural butters or a combination), lye and water. The chemical reaction that takes place between the oils, water and lye is called SAPONIFICATION. LYE DISAPPEARS AFTER SAPONIFICATION AND NO LONGER EXISTS. When you see soaps labeled as "lye free", that doesn't mean lye wasn't used. After saponification occurs, ALL HANDMADE SOAPS ARE "Lye free".
Handmade soaps also contain NATURAL glycerin, which is a by-product of soap making. ALL handmade soaps are made with lye AND ALL handmade soaps contain natural glycerin.
"Hand-crafted" usually means using a commercial, manufactured, chemically based detergent that lathers that was "crafted" by either melting then pouring it into a mold to form a certain shape or additional ingredients may have been added and then poured into a mold, but it does not mean that the soap was actually handmade from scratch. Melt and pour soaps are commercial, chemical soaps. If you see a sign or label that says "handcrafted", ask if it was actually made by hand from scratch or if it is a commercial, chemical, melt and pour base soap.
“Tea, Herb & Milk Soaps” ARE handmade soaps made from ALL natural ingredients that are better for your skin and because they are a natural product, you feel good about your family members using them as well as giving them as gifts.
Granted, commercial soaps can be found easily at your local store and are less expensive, but if you would like more reasons for buying and using handmade soaps. Well ...
The ingredients that I use in ALL “Tea, Herb & Milk Soaps” skin care products are natural, and as mentioned above, good for your skin without the chemicals added by commercial manufacturers.
Commercial soap manufacturers may add some beneficial ingredients such as moisturizers, vitamins, and minerals, BUT, the chemical/artificial ingredients they also use cancel out the benefits of the good ingredients, leaving you with a soap that will clean, but contains the same chemicals, and, for many people, may cause skin irritation.
“Tea, Herb & Milk Soaps” skin care products DO NOT contain commercial, chemical dyes to give them color. The colors are derived from the ingredients, such as the oils that are used will produce certain colors, as well as the herbs, spices or dried flowers that are used.
My “Tea, Herb & Milk Soaps” skin care products contain NO artificial ingredients, NO chemicals, NO animal fats, NO nut oils for those who are allergic (except where Shea Butter is indicated), NO fragrances are added. Any fragrance is from the herbs and/or spices used which are chosen based on their skin benefits, ARE NOT animal tested.
Because ALL of my “Tea, Herb & Milk Soaps” skin care products are made with natural ingredients, they are environmentally safe.
When you purchase“Tea, Herb & Milk Soaps” skin care products, you are helping to support a small company, where all of my products are AMERICAN MADE and HANDMADE BY ME.
Jane, Owner and Operator of Tea, Herb & Milk Soaps - Natural Ingredients, Naturally Better.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL SALES ARE FINAL AS THIS IS A HANDMADE PRODUCT. NO EXCHANGES, NO RETURNS, NO REFUNDS. PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER. THANK YOU!