Winter time is the tough. The frigid weather and lack of moisture creates a recipe for dry, flaky skin that is almost painful. But, the solution may be simpler than you think. Handmade soaps and lotions could be the key to unlocking the natural balance of your skin, while providing a host of other benefits.
You're definitely washing your hands more frequently (at least we hope you are) during cold, flu (and coronovirus) season. Handmade soap is naturally anti-bacterial without all of those drying ingredients.
But, there are plenty of other amazing benefits! Here are just a few...
Gentle, Natural and Nourishing Ingredients
Handmade soaps and lotions contain gentle, all-natural ingredients that nourish the skin without harsh chemicals. Ingredients like kokum butter, nutrient dense sunflower oil, and pure essential oils help hydrate and replenish the skin's moisture, leaving it feeling soft and supple.
This is why it's so important to use a well-cured bar of handmade soap to wash your hands (especially if you do it frequently). You should always try to follow up with a well-formulated lotion that is filled with rich oils, butters and pure extracts to benefit your skin.
Avoiding Harsh Chemicals
Commercial skincare products often contain many synthetic ingredients and chemicals (even harsh, petroleum-derived chemicals) that can strip the skin of its natural oils. This leads to excessive dryness.
Handmade products, on the other hand, are crafted with natural ingredients that are sourced with pride. This helps us (and you) avoid any harsh additives that may irritate sensitive skin.
Custom Tailored Formulas
One size doesn't fit all when it comes to skincare. Handmade soaps and lotions can be customized to address specific skin concerns. Skilled artisans, like AZSoapworks, formulate products with a number of high-quality ingredients that address a variety of symptoms. This allows you to choose the perfect blend for your unique skin type.
If you need something we don't offer, please contact us and see if we can develop it for you!
Rich in Moisturizing Oils
Dry skin craves moisture, and our handmade products are rich in natural oils that provide deep hydration. But, we know you hate that greasy feel of lotions as much as we do. So, we use some truly amazing methods to offset that greasy feel.
We craft all of our handmade lotions and soaps using locally-sourced, organic ingredients that are processed the correct way for the correct ingredient.
We are also able to use absolutely incredible oils that you won't find very often. An example of this is our Prickly Pear Seed oil.
This oil is exceedingly difficult to find, but being residents of the Sonoran Desert, we have our connections...
Not only is it filled with nourishing vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that are easily absorbed by the skin. It also contains a high load of vitamin K, which contributes to skin elasticity, (and some believe it may help brighten under-eye circles)!
This oil is very expensive and difficult to source, which is why you don't see it on the market often. But, we include it in nearly all of our lotions and hair products.
These nourishing oils and rich butters create a protective barrier on the skin. That helps prevent moisture loss while promoting healthy, radiant skin.
Handmade soap and lotion artisans (well, at least us) prioritize eco-friendly and sustainable practices. By choosing these products, you not only care for your skin but also contribute to a healthier planet. We are always looking at new methods of packaging and new ways to be eco-friendly.
One of our favorite examples of product packaging can be found surrounding our essential oil infused Insta-Towels. Just add a capful of water and you have an instant towel that is large enough to clean a yoga mat, your favorite dog, or your child! Order refills separately and add to your easy to store cardboard tube. It fits into your purse perfectly!
So, no matter who you choose to purchase from, look for brands that use minimal packaging and eco-conscious materials.
There's a certain charm in knowing that your skincare products are hand-crafted by a skilled formulator who pours their passion into each creation. Handmade soaps and lotions are often made in small batches, ensuring attention to detail and quality that mass-produced items may lack.
We also pride ourselves on our quality. We hope you love every single bar or product you receive, but if there is a problem, we will work with you to resolve it!
Handmade products frequently incorporate essential oils for fragrance, providing not only a delightful scent but also potential aromatherapy benefits. Certain essential oils can promote relaxation and stress relief, contributing to overall well-being.
The benefits of protecting dry skin with handmade soaps and lotions extend beyond surface-level beauty. Embrace the natural goodness of these products, pamper your skin, and revel in the confidence that comes with a healthy, radiant skin. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it deserves the best – go handmade!