No matter what type of skin you have, a daily skin care regimen can help you prevent skin issues, including breakouts, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles in the long run. And this is where natural soap comes in! Unlike commercial soaps, natural soaps don't contain any added chemicals and are gentle on our skin.

Due to their high antioxidant content, natural soaps rejuvenate the skin and aid in slowing down the process of aging. They are also gentle on our skin and less likely to irritate it as they don't contain any harsh ingredients or fragrance. Most importantly, these soaps are biodegradable and do not cause any harm to the environment or the marine animals living in rivers and oceans.

Apart from these, there are several other reasons why you should start using natural and handmade soaps. And if you intend to get your hands on some handmade soaps, you need to be aware of where to look for the best ones and whether they will work for your skin or not. So, keep reading to find out!


Benefits Of Handmade Soap Over Commercial Soaps

Anything handmade is much better than commercial products. It might be an old saying, but it’s true. High production companies want to get their products out as fast as possible and as cheaply as possible. While it reduces the cost, you can also guarantee a reduction in quality, and ethics as well.

So, there are quite a few reasons why handmade soaps are so much better than commercial soaps. Here are some of them.


Commercial Soaps Make Your Skin Rougher

Commercial soaps usually don’t have many essential skin conditioning oils that soften and hydrate the skin. As a result the soap completely strips away your natural oils. But, there are no oils in the soap to replenish it.

Handmade soaps, special our ZAAINA soaps include a number of natural oils and moisturizers such as olive oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, essential oils, etc. As a result your skin remains smooth and soft even after using this soap.

The Manufacturing Doesn't Harm Animals

You can see that small-scale businesses mostly make natural soaps, and they usually do not go through testing on animals. For example, no animals were harmed in the production of  ZAAINA soaps.

On the contrary, you will see on the packaging of commercial soaps that they have been tested and proven safe. In this process, several innocent animals get harmed.


The Chemicals In Commercial Soaps Are Harmful!

Scientists now say, commercial soaps that contain triclosan, petrochemicals, phosphates, phthalates, parabens, etc., are harmful to your hormone system. In particular, triclosan has been directly linked to affecting the reproductive system. These chemicals help to produce anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

However, in handmade soaps, there is no sign of these ingredients, and they are a hundred percent safe for use.


Smells Amazing

The use of essential oils in natural soaps leads to great-smelling soaps! Aromatherapy is mainly used to ensure that these soap bars catch your attention at first sight!

Besides, the essential oils also have healing properties and can treat several skin diseases. Overall, these are good for the nourishment of your skin.


Effect On The Environment

Commercial soaps contain certain chemicals, preservatives, and fragrances that ultimately deposit in the water systems. Eventually, these chemicals harm the animals and plants. Also, their packaging is not very environmentally friendly.

However, handmade soaps contain no such harmful chemicals, and they only use organic products. The packaging is also eco-friendly. ZAAINA ensures its handmade soap packaging does not harm the environment.


How Long Do Handmade Soaps Last?

Usually, most homemade soaps will remain in their best form for less than a year. Although they could cost a bit more than the commercial ones, the ingredients are natural. Hence, they are perishable and do not last long.

Actually, due to essential oils and aroma, natural soaps tend to go bad quickly. The shelf life of each natural soap variety varies with the shelf life of the oils.

For example, soaps with oils have a shorter shelf life, like grape seed or hemp seed oil, and last for 3-6 months.

Lavender soaps from ZAAINA have an excellent shelf-life compared to other lavender soaps. They are high-quality soaps with healing properties of olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil, etc.

Also, how you store the soap is essential. So, keep the soaps in a cool and dry place. Do not let it remain soaked for long. And use soap trays to hold the bars. Your soap will last longer if you take good care of it.


Are Handmade Soaps Good For All Skin Types?

Yes, usually handmade soaps are great for all skin types. Especially if you have dry and sensitive skin, it can benefit you.

Basically, handmade soaps have organic, pure, and natural ingredients. They hardly contain any element that can harm your skin or cause an allergic reaction. They are suitable for any skin type, be it dry, oily, sensitive, acne-prone, combination, or anything.

Besides, these soaps contain natural and essential oils with healing power. The oils are good for nourishing dry skin.

Since it has all-natural components, it is also safe for sensitive skin. And even if you do not have sensitive skin, it will leave you with soft, smooth, and silky skin.

ZAAINA has a fantastic collection of handcrafted soaps that cater to the needs of all skin types. They use 100% organic products, so there is no chance of any reaction. These natural soaps are very gentle on your skin.


Can You Use Natural Handmade Soap For Washing Face?

Yes, you may use these natural soaps to clean your face when having a shower. Most people ask if they can wash their hair or face with these soaps. Actually, you can! However, take some precautions.

As you know by now, the ingredients in these handmade soaps are entirely organic. So, you can use it anywhere on your body. But the oils in these soaps may be harsh on your face. The skin on our faces is ten times thinner than any other part of our body and, hence, more sensitive.

So, if you have had hypersensitivity to certain products before, use them on your face with caution. Take the bar, wet it, and rub it between your palms for five to ten seconds to create a lather. Then, gently use it on your face. First, apply to a smaller area. If no reaction occurs, use it all over.

However, please do not use it as a substitute for your face wash. And most importantly, you will still need to follow your skincare routine of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. Do not skip moisturizing with face cream. This will add some much needed extra nourishment to your skin on top of what is supplied by the handmade soap.



By now you should be well aware of the fact that choosing natural handmade soaps over commercial ones is the way to go. Natural soaps have healing properties that are great for your skin and they are environmentally friendly as well!

Contact us if you have any further queries regarding natural soaps. We will give our best to help you out. Grab yours from ZAAINA today! Thank you for reading the entire article with patience.

September 08, 2022 — Zaainaskincare Admin