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Why Hanna-Made Soaps?

Great Question!

Not only are they gentler than commercial bars, they are usually much more moisturizing, come in a variety of scents, and they just plain rock! Using All Natural Soaps is a great option for a number of reasons, listed below are just a few to get you started in the Hanna-Made Soaps direction


* While there are more and more commercial soaps that include glycerin, they also pour on the synthetics, cheap preservatives, detergents and dyes. The amount of glycerin remaining is rather miniscule compared to handmade soaps, where every bit of this super moisturizing by-product remains to soften your skin. This glycerin is also added into the commercial soap, not a result of being left in like handmade soap.

What is glycerin? It’s a natural humectant, and attracts and retains moisture. This comes from the saponification process and is a by-product of soap making. Most large soap manufacturers remove the glycerin and sell it separately since it’s very valuable and profitable. They replace the glycerin in their soaps with synthetics that just don’t feel the same.

Glycerin is a big factor in why handmade soaps are so beneficial to your skin’s texture.

So, if you spot it in the ingredient list for some of the newer commercial soaps, remember that it’s not worth paying a dollar less for all those extra irritating ingredients and agents when you can spring for a nice, big bar of handmade soap with a lot more glycerin and a lot less bull.


* At Hanna-Made Soaps, we use fresh, high-quality ingredients like Essential Oils, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Castor Oil, Hempseed Oil,  Jojoba Oil, Oatmeal, Beer and Goat’s Milk, to name a few. Hanna-Made Soaps do not have added synthetic preservatives. Some Essential Oils, such as Tea Tree, can serve as a natural preservative. Commercial soaps add extra preservatives so they can sit on the shelves longer and keep costs down. Irritating surfactants, detergents and dyes round off the not-so-wholesome list.


Let’s compare, shall we?

Commercial “Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar”: Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate or Sodium Pamitate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Aqua, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoate or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Maltol, CI 77891

Hanna-Made Soaps Goat's Milk & Coffee Soap: Goat's Milk, Olive Oil from local distributor, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter,  Local Organic Lard, Sodium Hydroxide (Lye),  Essential Oils of Orange, Lavender & Rosemary, Coffee Grinds


In the Commercial bar, tetrasodium EDTA is a preservative, known to cause irritation among some individuals. Sodium isethionate is a surfactant, like sodium lauryl and laureth sulfate. In comparison, A Hanna-Made Soap Bar uses organic coconut oil for lather, and Rosemary essential oil serves as natural preservative.


Looking at this list of ingredients, which soap would you rather have on your skin every day?


* Supporting small, independent, and local businesses. Small businesses make the world go ’round. They’re everywhere, and they keep the economy going. Why give your dollars to a multi-million dollar corporation when you can support your neighbor who is giving back to the community. Your money’s going directly to the source, the very person making these products, instead of a team of advertisers, marketers and sweatshop workers. You can’t beat all of this, and a better shopping experience!