Just about everyone at sometime or another has used a bar of soap to clean their hands & body. But did you know, there are differences in commercially made soaps vs handmade soaps?
With the rise of coronavirus, or COVID-19, it is recommended one of the best ways to help keep down the spread of the virus is to wash your hands thoroughly. To thoroughly wash your hands, you want to not only get the main surface of the palms & fingers but you also want to make sure you wash the tops of your hands, in between your fingers, your thumbs, & don’t forget under your nails & nail beds. Because your nails have crevasses & in the case of long finger nails, germs can easily hide under your nails. The COVID-19 virus is encased in a lipid envelope, basically a layer of fat. Soap can break apart that fat and help make the virus unable to infect you. The second thing soap does is make the skin slippery so with enough rubbing, we can pry germs off & rinse them away.
Eventually, all of this hand washing will take a toll on your skin. Commercially made body bars will do the job of keeping you clean but tend to strip away important oils in your skin. This is were it’s important to choose a handmade soap that has been handcrafted to nourish your skin & add important oils back in your hands & body. Small batch soaps are made with this in mind. They are made of a base of natural ingredients rather than a slurry of chemicals made to replicate soap. At Lucky Suds LLC, we handcraft our soaps from our own scratch recipe. All of our handmade soap bases include olive oil & coconut oil. Some are palm free & some are Vegan and they also include Organic Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter, rich almond oil, castor oil, or avocado oil. These natural ingredients are a true friend to your skin as they moisturize while they keep you clean. Commercially made bars have a tendency to strip away those oils that keep your skin soft & moisturized. The more you use a handcrafted soap, the less lotion you will find you need because homemade soaps nourish.
Our handmade soaps come in a variety of styles & scents to please everyone. Try our Handcrafted Blueberry Soap or our Handmade Strawberry Soap that is great for Spring & Summer. Try any of our handmade soaps that have the inclusion of activated charcoal to help achieve clearer skin. Activated Charcoal is a great ingredient to help with acne & blemishes and many of our handcrafted soaps include activated charcoal in the ingredients. Or you may choose soaps that have essential oils which have many benefits for your skin as well. I’ll delve more into essential oils in my next blog, as that can be an entire small book in itself.
Any of the handcrafted soaps you choose will help keep the spread of the coronavirus down with proper hand washing. We hope you choose handmade soaps as part of your hand washing routine. If you have any questions about our products, I am always happy to answer them if you send them to my email at email@example.com at this time, I am unable to attend fairs & festivals due to the coronavirus shut-down but would love to hear from you & answer any questions you may have.
Stay safe, be healthy, & keep washing those hands!