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Coming Clean: The Truth About Soap

What is soap? Soap is the oldest cleanser around. It is created by a chemical reaction between oils, water and bleach. Although lye is used to make lye soap is not left after saponification (the chemical reaction that makes soap) is complete. There is no such thing as a bar of soap that was done without the use of bleach. Different types of soap are made using a variety of different oils. Both animal and vegetable oils can be used in soap making process, each adding different qualities to the soap. Conventional Bar Soaps Much of soaps available in the store today is not really soap at all, but a detergent.

Detergents are a petroleum-based products such as gasoline and kerosene. Have you noticed how regular soap leaves the feeling of dryness, itching and tight? Alkaline, the most common irritant in soap is often the culprit. Other ingredients mass marketed soap have been proven harmful to human health and can cause severe skin irritations in some people. These include ingredients such as DEA, Isopropyl Alcohol, BHT and Triclosan (commonly found in antibacterial soap.) The most common ingredient in conventional bar soaps is sodium tallowate. Is the natural product of combining tallow or beef fat, with lye. The appeal of tallow for mass producing soap is that the processes quickly, produces a hard bar of soap and is cheap and plentiful. The new bar on the Block While there is nothing new about handmade soap, its popularity is growing rapidly. The sales of handmade soap continue to grow as part of the movement of society toward the purchase of products that are healthy and good for the environment.

Alternatives to the increasing use of synthetic chemicals and studies about their dangerous effects, consumers are looking for more “green.” Benefits Handmade Soap There is abundant evidence of the healing properties of a handmade bar of soap. Those who suffer from skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, as well as people with sensitive skin or are hypoallergenic often immediate relief by switching to handmade soap. Compared to store bought soap, handmade soap is very mild. They are often made from vegetable oils such as olive, coconut and palm and do not contain potentially harmful chemicals found in conventional bar soap. One of the biggest differences between commercial soap and handmade soap is glycerin. Glycerin is a clear liquid that absorbs water from the air and is a key factor in keeping skin soft and healthy.

Glycerin soap is especially good for sensitive skin and delicate, and for children. Because it is a high quality product in the soap making process, many manufacturers of commercial mass of soap often extract the glycerine and sell as a commodity to be used in more expensive products such as lotions and skin creams. Handmade Soap is good for your body For adults, the skin covers approximately 20 square feet of the human body. It is the largest organ of humans and are the bodies first line of defense against dehydration, temperature, infection and harmful substances. Handmade soaps give your skin the attention it deserves and make bathing a gentle, relaxing experience. Handmade soap is good for the mind for many of us today, life seems to move at a hectic pace. While the stress of everyday life increases, personal time is minimal. A fragrant, handmade bar of soap is a simple indulgence that fosters a sense of relaxation and pampering. Treating yourself or someone you love to the benefits of handmade soap!

Attracts New Partners

Asian countries have put the batteries and have started to take very seriously the security measures and the quality of the products that supply to the rest of the planet. That’s what shows the barometer for the last quarter of 2010 developed by AsiInspection (), the company dedicated to perform quality control and inspection services, audit and Laboratory Test for importers. And it is that imports from countries of the far East come ever closer to our hands after having passed rigorous control measures. The data are more than positive since after the bad experiences that have lived with certain products, importers have decided to demand articles without risks. This therefore affects the manufacturer that is now beginning to be aware of that if you want to do business must meet a number of requirements, explains Alex Makow, Director General for Spain, Italy and Portugal AsiInspection. Middle East, the new partner if there is a significant data and striking is the emergence of a new participant that has bet with vigour by the Made in China: Middle East. The figures speak for themselves.

The increase has been 95% if in U.S. inspections have increased by 6%, in this region of the planet. They are record numbers, but this also means the start of a new relationship between two important actors on the international scene by the power that treasure. The result is clear, oil for the Asian giant and selling goods to Middle East, analyzes Makow. Textiles to Chinese head takes to all corners of the world of all kinds of products but if there is an absolute leader that is the textile sector. The data thus manifested. 23.7% Of total imports produced in Spain in that market, come from this country. A fact that has increased six-fold in the last decade.

Displacing the domestic manufacturer because their costs are infinitely minors and the quality of a garment, provided that there is quality audits of through, is the same that can have one made here, says Alex Makow, Director General for Spain, Italy and Portugal AsiInspection. Each time they grow more, have better conditions and although forecasts predicted a decline in their exports, they have demonstrated that they are still leaders and, most importantly, growing at a dizzying pace regardless of that are emerging new powers regarding exports such as India or Viet Nam, ends.