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Handmade Soaps vs Commercial Soaps: All About Pampering Self

Handmade Soaps vs Commercial Soaps: All About Pampering Self || Taruna Soapery

There has been an abundant text on benefits of handmade soap and harms of commercial soaps.The handmade soaps community claims that these are superior over commercial soaps because of benefits on skin. But is there really a difference. And if the commercial soaps are so harmful then why are they available easily on all the shop shelves. Although, the two categories are judged based on skin safety and the feel, but the real difference is due to kind of “soap base” used.

Soap Bases

Here, we evaluate Handmade Soap and Commercial Soaps based on Organic and Inorganic ingredients ratio. So, simple definition of organic handmade soaps is that they have higher ratio of organic (natural or herbal) ingredients, over inorganic (chemical or synthetic) ingredients.

Organic Ingredients

Organic or naturally occurring ingredients mainly include: coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil, olive oil, almond oil, safflower oil, oat protein, glycerin, goat’s milk, and water. Other than goat’s milk, aloe vera, turmeric, clay, shea butter, and honey etc are also used as bases.

Inorganic Ingredients

On the other hand, the inorganic or chemical or synthetically made ingredients mainly include: sodium hydroxide, sorbitol, propylene glycol, sorbitan oleate, and titanium dioxide.

Handmade soaps have organic bases and ratio of Organic ingredients are much higher. These contain no preservatives and hence have short shelf life. If you have noticed the color change in your handmade soap, after sometime.

Commercial soaps have only 100% inorganic bases

  1. No glycerin. It gives cost advantage.  And that’s why these bars cost so less.
  2. Lots of preservatives and hardening agents to increase the shelf life. The soap bar looks same even after 3 years.
  3. Harsh detergents. It is for stain removals. People working in garages, factories, transportation, painters, and other mechanical works benefit a lot, as these soap bars are cheap and removes all stains of grease and paint easily from hands and skin.
  4. Hence, because of synthetic base, the mass production of the commercial soap bars is possible and comes very economical, almost one tenth the cost of the handmade soap bar.

Handmade Soaps have upto 70% organic bases

  1. Plant based oils. It makes it SLS free or Chemical free and hence balances the skin pH, i.e. it treats your skin gently and exfoliates dead skin along with polishing. Consequently, this gives you smooth and radiant skin.
  2. Contains glycerin. Even though this increases the cost of bar, but also preserves the natural moisture of skin.
  3. No preservatives and hardening agents. Hence gentle on skin. Mass production is not possible. Has to be handcrafted with utmost care and delication. Another reason, why all handmade soap bars weigh different.
  4. Hence, no handmade soap base can be 100% organic, otherwise it will not be able to produce lather and will not have cleansing benefits. But the ratio of organic part decides the superior health benefits and justify the higher cost.

Importance of Scented Handmade Soap

Therefore, the Perfumed organic soap gives dual benefit of body cleansing with chemical free soap quality and mind relaxation. It helps you in staying naturally radiant and fragrant all day long. On regular bathing with scented handmade soap for 7-10 days, you do not have to apply moisturiser or deodorants anymore.


The choice of handmade soap bars is obvious for all the people, working in comfort of air conditioned offices and having taste for life. Here, its not about removing stains from skin and body but to pamper oneself to enhance the personality and thoughts with the softness and delicacy of handmade soap bars.Natural soaps are unique and special and make you feel unique and special.

Bathing : An Important Affair

Taruna Soapery || Bathing : An Important Affair

Historical Importance

To Focus is to Meditate. When we focus on different body parts while bathing, our mind comes in present, which is a passive rest to our thoughts. In ancient times lot of bathing techniques have been derived to calm the mind and hence glorify the beauty. Cleopatra bath, Hamams, Roman Baths Thermae etc. have been popular examples to enhance beauty.

Besides all the bathing supplies most importantly is our hands, used for touching and rubbing; temperature of water; quality of soap and the fragrant indulging environment. All this together has soothing and calming effect on mind, body and soul.

4 Key steps of bathing, for maximum benefit

First of all, soak or shower your body in water that shall be 35-37 degree Celsius warm which is equal to normal human body temperature. Because at this temperature skin has active blood flow, radiance and active absorption. Therefore, please be very conscious of the product that you shall apply immediately on this bare skin. Hence choose the best toiletry.

Slightly wet the soap and with a feather touch create lather. Please do not rub- hard the soap bar and do not try to create unwanted large foamy lather. We just have to gently create basic lather and rub it on all body evenly. The good handmade soaps create sufficient lather on feather touch. Low quality soap needs effort to create foams and is equally harmful to body. Remember that the skin pours are open and will absorb whatever you will apply on them.

Soak the loofah in water and apply mild soap to it and rub it all over the body gently in circular motion. Even if your are short of time, still rub each body part twice.

Finally, rinse yourself with same warm water and dry with soft cotton towel. This entire bathing shall not take more than 7-9 minutes, including drying time.

Importance of Scented Handmade Soap

Therefore, the Perfumed organic soap gives dual benefit of body cleansing with chemical free soap quality and mind relaxation. It helps you in staying naturally radiant and fragrant all day long. On regular bathing with scented handmade soap for 7-10 days, you do not have to apply moisturiser or deodorants anymore.


Hence, we can say that choosing scented handmade soap for regular bathing is the modern version of Cleopatra Bath Beauty Secret at home.