All about Soap. You can find the answers here:
✔️ The History Of Soap?
✔️ What Is Soap and How is soap made?
✔️ How does soap work?
✔️ Surprisingly not all soap types are soap ???
✔️ Benefits of a handmade soap vs commercial soaps.
✔️ The benefits of ROSIE natural handmade soap that retains glycerine?
✔️ Why our traditional process is much better in making soap?
? The History Of Soap
An excavation of ancient Babylon revealed evidence that Babylonians were making soap around 2800 B.C. Babylonians were the first one to master the art of soap making. They made soap from fats boiled with ashes. Soap was used in cleaning wool and cotton used in textile manufacture and was used medicinally for at least 5000 years.
The Ebers papyrus (Egypt, 1550 BC) reveals that the ancient Egyptians mixed animal and vegetable oils with alkaline salts to produce a soap-like substance.
According the Pliny the Elder, the Phoenicians used goat’s tallow and wood ashes to create soap in 600BC. Early Romans made soaps in the first century A.D. from urine and soap was widely known in the Roman Empire
The Celts made their soap from animal fat and plant ashes and they named the product saipo, from which the word soap is derived.
? What is Soap and How is Soap made?
Soap is a cleansing agent created by the chemical reaction of a fatty acid with an alkali metal hydroxide. Chemically speaking, it is a salt composed of an alkalimetal, such as sodium or potassium, and a mixture of “fatty” carboxylic acids.
The cleansing action of soap comes from its unique ability to surround oil particles, causing them to be dispersed in water and easily rinsed away.
? Surprisingly not all soap types are soap ???
More often than not, the soap you pick out from dozens at the supermarket or your local pharmacy will be commercially made and not natural. They are labeled as “soaps”, but upon closer inspection they are nothing more than a detergent dressed up in a pretty package. The artificial ingredients are petroleum-based and warp as they undergo chemical changes in factories.
And many, if not all, contain sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) which is a known skin irritant and it may even cause dermatitis. If you have sensitive skin then this is an ingredient that you should definitely avoid. The correct term for commercial soaps is that they’re not made, but rather “manufactured” using high energy processes and various artificial cleaning agents
Natural handmade soaps are well, natural. They are made using a variety of natural sources, including organic ingredients. A natural soap is usually formed by combining plant-based oils and butters that are rich in nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. These are the type of ingredients that your skin, hair and body need and will love. Natural soaps can also be enriched with so many other incredibly good ingredients that come straight from the earth, like salts, clays, botanical extracts, essential oils, which have naturally occurring minerals and unique benefits. People with skin sensitivities will especially see and feel the difference that using a natural soap can make. With some many different options and combinations, whether organic or not, there is a perfect natural soap for everyone.
? The benefits of ROSIE natural handmade soap that retains glycerine
A bi-product of creating soap is glycerine which is naturally moisturising.
Glycerin is an essential humectant that naturally draws moisture from the environment deep into the skin when applied. It will keep your skin plump and hydrated for a longer time.
However that is separated and put on higher-end body care products like lotions, creams and other hygiene care solutions. Because glycerin is a prized commodity, soap manufacturers would rather sell it or put it on more expensive beauty products than have it for the benefit of the soap user. A pound of glycerin is worth more than 10 pounds of soap!
? The glycerine is retained in ROSIE all natural handmade soap as it is kind to skin and helps to keep it moisturised.
? Why our traditional process is much better in making soap?
This is a traditional technique of soap making where the oils and butters are gently heated just enough to melt them and start the saponification process. Other techniques involve higher temperatures to speed up the saponification process but keeping the temperatures low retains the properties of the oils and butters.
? Benefits of a handmade soap vs commercial soaps.
commercial soaps instead of natural ingredients, they are replaced with harsh preservatives, synthetic fillers, petroleum by products and a list of other chemicals that can cause allergic reactions also it can a strip your skin of precious moisture and it’s natural protective oils and leaves our skins PH levels off.
A good handmade soap has a perfect balance of what your skins craves, and believe me, your skin will thank you. Most handmade soaps are scented with essential oils plus a combination of various natural oils like Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, Palm Oil, Olive Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Almond Oil are used. The ingredients also offer gentle exfoliating properties, natural antioxidants all while moisturizing for healthy glowing well balanced skin.
Another nice thing is that no two soaps are made alike, you can customize the ingredients for all skin types by adding Honey, Oatmeal, Lavender, Clays, charcoal… the list really goes on.