Mommy Katie: 5 Reasons why it is Best to Make your Own Soap

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

5 Reasons why it is Best to Make your Own Soap

People have made their own soap throughout history, but with the advent of industrial technology, soap became a mass-produced commodity. However, even though you can buy soap at the store, there are several reasons why it still is best to make your own soap.

Control of ingredients

Probably the most important reason to make your own soap is that you will know exactly what's in it. Mass-produced soaps have more chemicals than you can count in them, and if you are someone with a lot of allergies and chemical sensitivities, this can be a problem. Not so, however, when you make your own soaps, because you can control the ingredients. Controlling the ingredients also means you can customize your soaps to deal with a specific skin or other condition and you can also control the scents of your soaps.

Control cost

Most people think that anything handmade is more expensive than something that's mass produced, but that's not always the case. Sure, if you go to a discount store and find the cheapest bar of soap available, it's probably cheaper than what you could make yourself. But if you compare apples to apples and put the cost of soap made at home up against the cost of soaps that are sold in natural products stores, you are likely to be able to make your soap for less, especially if you make it in large batches.

Make money

Not only will you save money making your own soap, but you might be able to make some money as well. If you make enough of your own soap, you can try selling it online at sites such as eBay or Etsy, or you can take it to your local craft bazaar or farmers market and offer it for sale there. People like to buy homemade natural products, so you could find a market for your soap and turn your soap-making hobby into a business opportunity.

Give it as a gift


Homemade soap can make a great gift for birthdays, Christmas, weddings and baby showers. Not only will you be offering a great product, but making a gift yourself offers a certain amount of thoughtfulness. You can customize your soap bars by buying a Topmolds soap bar mold online, and there are hundreds of shapes and sizes to choose from.

It's easier to make than you think


Many people might shy away from making their own soap because they think you need a chemistry degree to do so, but that's not the case. If you can follow the directions to make a cake, you can probably make your own soap, too. It's simply a matter of using the right ingredients and closely following the process of producing the soap. Once you've done it a few times, it will become old hat.

As you can see, there are a bevy of reasons why it is best to make your own soap. With a few ingredients you can buy at the store, you can get started today.








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