Why should I use natural handmade soap instead of commercial soap? – Do you have all day for us to answer this question? No? O.K. Then we will just point out the top reasons.
(1.) Commercial "soaps" are not true soaps. Most of them have had synthetic ingredients added that make it so they can not legally be called true soaps. Legally and chemically, they are considered detergents. Don't believe it? The next time you are in the store, read the labels. You will see labels such as "beauty bar", "deodorant bar" and "bath bar" but you will not see "soap" on the majority of commercial soaps. Soap Sprite's natural handmade soaps, on the other hand, do not contain these harsh ingredients and are true soaps.
(2.) When oils/fats, lye and water are combined to make soap, natural glycerin is also created in the process. Natural glycerin is wonderful for your skin. But instead of leaving it in the soap for your benefit, commercial soap manufacturers often remove all or most of the glycerin then sell it to others for use in other products such as moisturizers. Some commercial soap manufacturers even remove the glycerin then add part of it back in and call it "glycerin added" soap. If they did not remove it in the first place they would not have to add it back in. Geesh! On the other hand, Soap Sprite's handmade soap retains all of the wonderful, skin-loving glycerin. Glycerin attracts water to your skin & moisturizes your skin. The naturally occurring glycerin in handmade soap makes a noticeable difference in how well your skin reacts to the soap.
(3.) Commercial soaps often contain different synthetic chemicals to serve different purposes such as making the soap harder faster (instead of waiting for a normal cure like we do for handmade soap), reducing soap scum, adding lather, acting as a cheap filler, adding synthetic scents and adding synthetic colors, to name a few. Often these chemicals dry the skin, too. Soap Sprite's handmade soaps do not contain these unnecessary ingredients. We offer only high-quality soap that is made with Mother Nature and your skin's health in mind.
(4.) Commercial soaps are made using some of the cheapest ingredients possible, even petroleum by-products. These cheap ingredients simply do not have the same benefits as other ingredients. Many commercial soap manufacturers seem to be focused mainly on profit. Soap Sprite's handmade soaps are created with a focus on quality natural ingredients and beneficial properties of the ingredients. We choose to use ingredients that are more expensive than what commercial soap manufacturers use - not so we can charge more - but because we are more interested in making soap that not only cleans your skin but is also good to your skin. We sincerely believe that our more expensive ingredients are worth every penny considering the beneficial qualities that they bring to our finished soap and to your skin.