All You Need To Know About Homemade Soaps & Their Benefits

By Rima Chowdhury

The latest tradition in the beauty industry is using homemade soaps and lotions. People have taken the job of making soaps in their hands, just because market-available soaps contain a lot of artificial ingredients in them.

In most of the places, you may find beauty bars, moisturizing bars, body bars but not soaps. So, the next time you walk down at the soap counter enjoying a bright coloured soap and heady scent, pay attention. Filled with synthetic chemicals and lathering agents, most of the soaps available in the market are not safe for your skin and body.

Benefits of using homemade soaps

So, it is always advised that you should start making soaps at home. Here, we mention to you details on making homemade soaps and different benefits of using these. Take a look.

1. Ingredients

One among the important reasons why market-available soaps should not be used is because of the ingredients used in them. They contain a lot of artificial and synthetic ingredients that can damage your skin in many ways. When you make soap at home, it is rich in antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins which promise to keep your skin healthy. Also, you can alter or check out the ingredients while making it at home to know if it suits your skin type or not. You can take pride in adding ingredients to your soap only after knowing its benefits on the skin.

2. Glycerine

Use of glycerine is the most important thing while making soaps at home. Soaps which are available in the market claim to have glycerine in them, but they actually do not. In fact, they actually contain a lot of synthetic ingredients in them. Glycerine helps to keep your skin soft and smooth, which is an essential ingredient in skin care routine. Handmade soaps contain a high amount of glycerine, thus maintaining water balance by attracting moisturization and hydration on your skin.

3. Different Variety

While making soaps at home, you can opt for different varieties which can be used according to the skin type. No matter what your skin type is, you can always enjoy adding a large variety of ingredients to it. Not all handmade soaps are the same, infact you can make different types of soaps by adding new or different ingredients in them. There are a large number of homemade recipes available which can help with the preparation of different varieties of soap.

4. Traditional Process

When you make soap at home, you will take all the precautions to make sure that it is good and healthy for your skin. While making soap at home, shea butter, oil or butter is used. You generally heat the butter or oil on the gas which is good to be used later. Market-based soaps are made after following the saponification process, which can lead to oxidation, thus harming your skin.

5. Benefits

Once you have made your own soap at home, it can benefit you in many ways. This handmade soap can help to work as a moisturizer, which further helps to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. Also, handmade soap works as a natural cleanser, moisturiser and skin whitener, which helps to wash off the dirt from the face, thus promoting a healthy skin.

6. No Artificial Fragrance

Homemade soaps are the best options for people who are allergic to the artificial fragrance of the soaps. Some people are sensitive to such artificial aroma, which is generally due to using of synthetic materials and simulated fresheners. While you are using natural ingredients in soap making, it may not release a strong fragrance. Homemade soaps generally have a mild yet soothing fragrance.

7. Promotes Brighter Skin

Due to natural ingredients used in the making of soap at home, it can help to promote a brighter, more younger-looking skin. You should prefer using honey, shea butter, aloe vera, lemon, baking soda or such other natural ingredients which can help to promote a bright and clear skin. The flavonoids present in these natural ingredients can help to nourish your skin.

8. Repairs Tissue Damage

Generally, your skin tends to suffer due to oxidative damage on the skin. Using homemade soaps can help to keep your skin safe and healthy. It helps to get rid of the free radicals, which can help in repairing the skin tissues, thus giving you a bright, healthy and supple skin.

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    Story first published: Sunday, June 18, 2017, 16:00 [IST]
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