The healing properties of a handmade bar of soap are far superior to chemical laden commercial soaps. Handmade soap is good for everyone, especially for those who suffer from skin problems. People who suffer from conditions such as psoriasis and eczema and those who have sensitive skin or are hypoallergenic, often find immediate relief by switching to handmade soap. Handmade soaps are very mild when compare to commercially made, store bought soaps. The oils used in handmade soap such as olive, coconut, and palm do not contain the potentially harmful chemicals found in a conventional bar of soap. Instead, they provide healing moisture to stressed skin.
One of the biggest differences between commercial soap and handmade soap is the glycerin content. Glycerin is a clear liquid that absorbs water from the air and is a key factor in keeping skin soft and healthy. Because it is a high quality by-product in the soap making process, many commercial soap manufacturers extract the glycerin and sell it as a by-product to be used in higher priced products like lotions and skin creams. In handmade soaps the glycerin is not removed, thereby, providing an exceptionally emollient and gentle bar of soap.
Are All Handmade Soaps Alike?
No. Consumers must research the ingredients in the handmade soaps they choose. Some people prefer 100% natural soaps; others prefer varied more choice in fragrance than essential oils provide. Some soap makers use animal fats and other questionable additives that you may not want in your soap. Felicity Bath& Body uses premium vegetable based oils, food grade lye and pure essential oils to lightly scent our all natural soaps. Many of our ingredients are organic, kosher and/or vegan. No chemical additives are added to our soaps.
Handmade Soap Is Good For Your Body
The skin covers approximately 20 square feet of the adult human body. It is the largest body organ and the first line of defense against dehydration, temperature, infection and harmful substances. Skin absorbs that which we place upon it, making the soap you use an important choice. People are exposed to numerous chemicals, additives, preservatives and toxins from our environment and from what we come in contact with on a daily basis. The soap you use is a choice that can minimize your exposure. Handmade soaps give your skin the care it deserves and make bathing a gentle, soothing experience.
Handmade Soap Is Good For Your Mind
For many people, life seems to move at a busy and hectic pace. While the stress of everyday life increases, personal time is at minimum. A handmade bar of soap is a simple pleasure that fosters a feeling of relaxation and of being pampered. Treat yourself or someone you love to the benefits of handmade soap!
Recommendations: Avocado Oats & Shea, Bunch O’ Butter, Castile 100% Olive Oil, Chocolate Almond Swirl, Goat Milk Oats & Honey, Shea Butter & Rose Clay. Actually all of our soaps are superfatted and are moisturizing for dry skin.
Recommendations: Activated Charcoal Detox Soap, Dead Sea Minerals, Lavender Oatmeal, Patchouli- Patchouli, Moroccan Clay & Yogurt, Mint & Eucalyptus, Peppermint Rosemary, Peppermint Swirl.
Activated Charcoal & Tea Tree Soap, Dead Sea Minerals,
Scent Sensitive Customers
Most of our soaps are very lightly scented and may not pose a problem for those who usually don’t want a scented product. No Scent Recommendations: Castile 100% Olive Oil, Bunch O’ Butter, Goat Milk Oats & Honey, Oatmeal Soap, Gardener’s Hand Scrub.
TIPS FOR MAINTAINING BEAUTIFUL SKIN
DIET– The old saying “You are what you eat” has a lot of truth to it. A well balanced diet that includes fresh fruits, vegetables, quality proteins and whole grains rich in vitamins and minerals is essential for healthy skin .
WATER –Staying hydrated by drinking at least 8 eight ounce glasses of water daily will not only help eliminate harmful toxins from your body, but will help clear and cleanse your skin, as well. Many skin issues, such as acne, blemishes and rashes are the result of toxic buildup in your skin. Insufficient water intake dries out your skin and keeps your body from eliminating toxins as they begin to build up. Drink up!
SLEEP– A good night’s sleep is important to help maintain healthy skin .
EXERCISE – In addition to helping maintain a healthy weight, exercise is actually good for your skin! When you sweat, toxins and body waste are eliminated, thus, improving your overall skin health. Daily exercise will give you increased energy and a more radiant complexion.
SUNSHINE– Your skin turns sunlight into vitamin D which helps your body absorb calcium. Brief, daily exposure (10-15 minutes) to the sun is essential to good health. Short periods of sunlight exposure may also be helpful in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, acne, and other skin problems. Be sure to use sunscreen for prolonged exposure.
CLEANSE – Use Felicity Bath & Body natural soaps daily to cleanse your face and body. We offer several facial soaps along with our regular bath soaps. All are very moisturizing and beneficial to your skin.
TONE– This step removes any remaining soap residue, helps to refine pores, and restores the natural pH balance of your skin. A good all natural toner can be made with the following recipe .
1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
3 T Aloe Vera Juice, Witch Hazel, Rosewater, or Herbal Tea
1-2 drops of Lavender, Tea Tree or other essential oil, Optional
Apply to face and neck area with a cotton pad .
MOISTURIZE– An all natural moisturizer should be applied daily to keep your skin hydrated, soft and supple. Oily skin can also benefit from a light moisturizer. Jojoba oil, aloe vera gel or a mix of glycerin and water may be used for oily to normal skin types. For normal, dry or mature skin, a few drops of extra virgin olive oil, grape seed oil or sunflower oil will provide excellent moisture as well as other benefits for the skin .
EXFOLIATE – A gentle scrub performed one or two times a week will remove dead skin cells and keep pores free of debris. A sisal wash cloth or loofah exfoliating pad will do the trick. Felicity Bath and Body also offers several soaps with gentle exfoliating ingredients like oatmeal and cornmeal .
DRY SKIN BRUSHING – Another method of exfoliation is with dry skin brushing. One or two times a week, before you bathe, use a soft natural bristle brush to gently brush your skin. Starting with your arms and legs, brush inward towards your heart. Pay special attention to areas of cellulite. Brush for several minutes, and then bathe as usual to wash away the dead skin cells. Wash your brush with hot soapy water to keep it clean.
WATER TEMPERATURE – Hot water irritates most skin types and doesn’t work any better than warm water. Follow with cool water to close pores.
LIMIT CLEANSING TO TWICE A DAY – Over-cleansing can make skin problems even worse by stripping the skin of its protective barrier and causing it to produce more sebum and oil. This is especially important for those with very oily skin as it could compound the problem .