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.
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.
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