Why should I use handmade or handcrafted products?
- One reason is they are usually better for your skin. Commercially produced products are typically made in huge batches with an emphasis on lower cost ingredients and ease of production. Although not necessarily "bad", they tend to use more chemical ingredients and are not easily customized.
- Our Artisan soaps are "made from scratch" from recipes we developed. We mix all the ingredients together to make the soap, then fragrance and color and put the batter into molds, cut and cured for 6-8 weeks. The curing process allows moisture to evaporate and makes a more gentle, harder bar of soap. Batches but not individual bars can be customized with colors, additives and fragrances.
- Our Handcrafted soaps are made from premium glycerin soap bases - often called "melt & pour". The bases we use do not have any chemical detergents or surfactants and are very close to our own recipe. Bases are melted, fragrances and colors added, and then molded. They are ready to use when fully cooled, usually within a few hours, but benefit from an extra day or two to fully harden. Handcrafted soaps are easily customized by loaf or individual molds, making them an excellent choice for special orders, gifts or party favors.
- We make our soaps in small batches and hand cut our bars which can result in uneven sizes.
- Some of our products will contain goat milk or beeswax. These ingredients will be listed on the labels. Our products are not tested on animals. We research our suppliers and ingredients for cruelty free statements.
- The FDA has not defined "natural" nor "organic" for use in cosmetic labeling. We use as many non-chemically derived ingredients as possible. Read more: EWG News Article
- We do not make any medical, mitigation or restorative claims for our products. We use high quality, tested ingredients and purchase from reputable suppliers. Everyone's skin is different - what works for one may not work, or may even worsen a problem for another. We suggest seeking qualified medical advice and doing thorough research before making a purchase.