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The Saponification Process of Handmade Soap


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Soap is the most important aspect we have to use on our bathing activity. It can be in a form of soap bar or liquid soap. The most important thing of using natural soap is simply because this soap will not make your skin dried. Handmade soap is different from common soaps. The soaps that you usually find in the market are a kind of detergent bars. Those kinds of soaps have a risk to irritate your skin because they have removed the skin-loving glycerin from them and replaced with synthetic foaming agents. This features will make your skin dry. As information for you, a bar of soap has to pass saponification chemical process first before its send to the markets.

Basically, the soap maker will blend oils (fat) with sodium hydroxide (lye) and the chemical process that follows to make soap. When handmade soap is finished saponifying, there will be no lye left in the soap. All lye has been neutralized during the chemical reaction in the process. Don't worry about the moisturizer. During the saponification process, glycerin is produced naturally. This is the main feature which moisturizing the skin. Some soaps also have to pass superfatting process. This process means that when they figure up the formula to make a soap, the soap maker add a little more oil than the lye.

The benefit that you gain from this process is the extra oil will stays in the soap and helps to moisturize your skin. Usually, the soap maker uses 100% sea butter for the superfat. As we know, sea butter has many good benefits without the oily feeling. Your skin will feel so normal and healthy without any oily pores. Well, handmade soap has many good ingredients. Soap makers use many natural things to get the most beautiful and moisturize skin. You can choose the most suitable ingredients for your skin to get the healthy skin.

Ricardo Lubis

Pure Handmade Soap


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