Why Handmade Soaps Can Be Toxic!
For many the Joy of a handmade soap is very enticing… But is a soap non-toxic just because it is handmade, or made at home?
The Joy May Be Short Lived
Being handmade does not ensure that soap or other body care products are non-toxic, if fragrance chemicals are used to make it, and might even be more toxic than commercially made products.
Check The Ingredients
If you check ingredients on the Skin Deep website you will find that for most scented products it is the fragrance chemicals that make them toxic…
Today’s Home Soap Maker
Today’s home soap maker has access to fragrance chemicals that would normally be used by huge companies that have chemists, product formulators, and other personnel who work to create products that do not poison us.
How Would You Know Your Products Were Safe?
The small home soap maker does not have the luxury of chemists, and other experts that work to ensure that the fragrance chemicals they add to soaps or body care products are safe and are not overused…
Manufacturer Grade Chemicals Are Concentrated
For example, a very small vial of Fragrance chemicals is enough to scent a big barrel of soap, but often times the same amounts are used in much smaller recipes by the home soap maker…
A Hotly Discussed Topic
I realize that the topic of whether to use fragrance oils in soaps and other handmade products can be quite the heated discussion among soap makers. For many using fragrance chemicals mean the difference between selling their soaps or not… I know from my own experience that unscented soaps do not get as much attention as pretty smelling ones…
I Learned The Hard Way
I made myself very sick using manufacturer grade fragrance chemicals, that is why I go out of my way to share with you what I have learned the hard way. You can read my story here, and Deborah’s story here.
Look For Natural Ingredients
When shopping for non-toxic handmade soaps look for soaps that only use natural ingredients, and do not have the word “Fragrance” on the label…
Let Me Know What You Think
I would love to hear from you but I will not approve any comments that seem argumentative… So if you have a nice comment or questions you would like to ask lease leave them in our comment section below… Thanks for stopping by… 🙂