Handmade vs. Commercial brands = soap vs. detergent
Do you want to wash yourself in soap or detergent? In natural products or chemicals? Man or woman I bet the answer is natural.
Handmade soap is better for your skin than commercially manufactured 'detergents' - even the Food and Drug Administration says that there are few true soaps on the market, most commercial body cleansers are synthetic detergents. As asked above what would you rather put on your body and the body of your loved ones? Synthetic chemical detergents or something all natural?
Just take a look at the list of ingredients for an average bar of soap in your local store. It could contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), an anionic surfactant used in laundry detergent that will dry out and irritate your skin. It may also have sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), a cheap foaming agent that can become contaminated with the suspected carcinogen Dioxane while being manufactured.
If it’s labeled as antibacterial it probably contains triclosan. This chemical is classified as a pesticide by the Environmental Protection Agency. Well, yuck! We get exposed to enough chemicals in our every day lives, we don't need to literally bathe in them.
Buck Ridge soaps are just real, natural products. No chemistry degree necessary. We use coconut oil, Shea butter, olive oil, sunflower oil and other base oils. These are all good for your skin, moisturizing and contain vitamins that help your skin stay elastic like it's supposed to be. If your skin feels 'tight' after washing with a soap that means it's drying not moisturizing you like it should.
Natural soaps won't dry skin like a chemically based soap, there is nothing synthetic that can be absorbed by the body and all our soaps are scented naturally as well. Usually we use all natural fragrances and essential oils to achieve our scents or on unscented it's just the natural scent of the products used to make the soap. Like a light coconut scent if it is mainly made with coconut oil for example.
So, treat your skin right and Buck that Fun with natural soap!