Why should i choose handmade soap?
Generally, the commercial soaps carried at most chain stores are loaded with chemical additives such as preservatives, sulfates and lather boosters that dry out your skin and can lead to rashes and other skin irritations. The commercial soap bars that line most grocery stores’ shelves are actually synthetic detergents. While that’s wonderful for your dishes, it’s not very good for your skin.
What is Handmade soap?
Soap is a combination of water (liquid), lye (sodium hydroxide) and oils. When the lye solution is mixed
with oils, it causes a chemical reaction called “saponification”. The result is 3 parts soap and 1 part
glycerin: which is desired for it’s ability to moisturize the skin.
Properly made handmade soap contains NO LYE in the end product. You cannot make real soap
No Lye = No Soap
This is why soap must ‘cure’ on the drying rack for 4-6 weeks before it can be packaged up for
sale. Any left over non-converted lye from the saponification process will essentially work itself out of
the bar during the 4-6 week curing process.
I have sensitive skin, is homemade soap safe to use?
Most likely, you will be able to use our soaps because they are incredibly mild and gentle. Most commercial soaps are detergent based, using lots of synthetic ingredients that cause skin reactions. If you have allergies to fragrances, try our Essential Oil soaps. Please take a moment and check out our site page labeled “What’s in my Soap???” to see what skin benefits your bar of soap can hold!
Do you test on Animals?
We NEVER test on animals. Our products are tested by very willing family and friends.
Do you use Animal products in your soap?
All of our Artisan soaps are “Vegetarian Friendly” meaning, they are made using only vegetable oils and butters such as Shea, Cocoa and Mango. We never use animal fats such as lard or tallow. However, we do occasionally use Milk, Yogurt, Honey and cruelty free Silk Fibers
How long dose your Soap stay fresh?
Our handmade soap stays “fresh” for years. No, it’s true! REAL handmade soap is like wine. It gets better with age. As the soap gets harder, it becomes longer lasting and milder. However, over time, the soap may loose it’s fragrance intensity, so we recommend using within 3 years..
How Long should my bar of soap last?
Well that depends on how much mileage it gets. We are a family of 4. With 2 adults and 2 pairs of small hands in the mix, we are lucky if a bar lasts 2 weeks! However, properly stored and drained between uses, YOU can expect a bar to last at least 3 weeks or longer! To extend the life of your soap:
- Allow to dry completely between use
- Store on a well draining soap dish
- Avoid leaving soap in direct spray of water
- Never leave in standing water Try using a wash cloth or shower puff instead of rubbing soap directly on the skin
Our soaps are handmade from scratch and every batch and bar are uniquely special. Variations in soap design, color and scent are expected and does not constitute a substantial flaw in the product.
Our soaps are formulated with a wide variety of natural ingredients known for their reputed benefits.
However, our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition.
The ingredients of all of our soaps are clearly labeled and may contain ingredients that cause skin
sensitivity or allergic reactions in some individuals. Do not use if you are sensitive or allergic to any of
these ingredients. If you are pregnant or suffer from a medical condition, please consult your physician
before using any product containing essential oils.
Aren’t your soaps expensive?
If you do a Google search you’ll discover that we price our soap right in the middle of the pricing spectrum. Not only that, compare our ingredients, and you will discover that we use a FAR greater percentage of expensive, high-end oils, butters, organic herbs and spices, clays, milks and essential oils than our competitors.. You can be confident that at our Soap, you are getting the highest quality soap at the most affordable pricing.
At Pratha, our mission is not only to provide exceptional products and service but also to develop meaningful ways of doing business.
Pratha Naturals & Handmade pvt. Ltd.
C3/904, Kumar Prithvi, kondhwa,
Pune – 411048
Ph: +91-9075694182 / +91-9075694662