If you've ever wondered if there's a difference between handmade soap and commercial soap, the answer is YES.
The top selling commercial bar soap contains the following ingredients:
Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate Or Sodium Palmitate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Water, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoate Or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Edta, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Titanium Dioxide.
Cocamidopropyl betaine is a surfactant which has been noted to cause irritation and allergic contact dermatitis. Sodium Palm Kernelate is a common soap ingredient that may strip skin of oil, making it irritating. Tetrasodium EDTA is a chelating agent that’s made from formaldehyde and sodium cyanide.
In contrast, our Poppy & Thyme handmade bar soap contains ingredients that may be more familiar to you:
Saponified shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, distilled water, fragrance, body-safe color, cruelty-free Tussah silk fibers, and love.
Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs everything it's subjected to throughout the day. Using handmade soap (whether you buy it from Poppy & Thyme or some other soapmaker) is a much better alternative for cleansing your skin on a daily basis.