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How To Choose Your Soap

Soap is an ancient human invention, dating back to around 2800 BC in Ancient Babylon.  There we find the first recorded soap recipe, which consisted of ashes, cypress oil and sesame seed oil.  Records also show that the ancient Egyptians bathed regularly, combining animal and vegetable oils with alkaline salts to make their soaps.  We also know that the ancient Romans manufactured soap from tallow and ashes, and that the Gauls and Germans were known to use soap as far back as the first century AD.

It seems that Muslim chemists were the first to create soaps from blends of vegetable oils and aromatic oils, making the first scented soaps.  After that, finer and finer soaps were developed and manufactured.  By the eighteenth century, people became more aware of the relationship between cleanliness and the use of soap became more and more popular.

These days, soap is the most ubiquitous of all personal care and hygiene products. Thanks to the growing natural body care movement as well as the booming hand-craft movement, we now have access to an incredible variety of handmade soaps that are made completely from natural ingredients and are beautiful both in appearance and in scent.  Handmade soap differs from industrial soap in that an excess of fat is used to consume the alkali salt, and that the glycerin is not removed.  This leaves a soap that is naturally very moisturizing.  Handmade soap of this sort is much more skin friendly than industrially produced soap, and is definitely the best option if you want to protect your skin from excess drying.

So, if you are looking to protect and care for your skin in a healthy and natural way that does not expose you to synthetic chemicals, we strongly recommend that you select a handmade soap.  There are so many available on the market at such reasonable prices that there is no reason to settle for less.  Here at Spiritual Scents, our absolute favorite handmade soap of all time is Primal Elements soap, and that's why this is the only brand of soap we choose to carry.  We just can't think about other soaps with this around!

Primal Elements is a small California company that makes amazing handmade vegetable glycerin soaps that bring you all of the benefits of aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and botanical infusions.  These soaps are also completely unique and beautiful, brightening up any bathroom with their bright colors and unique shapes.  One of the other benefits of this amazing vegetable glycerin soap is that it moisturizes the skin without leaving any residue.  You don't ever have to worry about soap scum with this amazing, cleansing soap!

Kids and adults are sure to love the fun designs of Primal Elements soap, and everyone will benefit from the amazing scent combinations.  We have a huge variety of styles to choose from, many of which have very concrete benefits due to the essential oils they contain.  The California Lemon soap contains tons of bright lemon oil that is super antiseptic and antibacterial.  The Geranium Cuvee soap includes stimulating geranium oil that lifts the spirits and helps with depression and lethargy.  The Rosemary and Eucalyptus soap is mellow and clarifying, as well as antibacterial and antiseptic, and is sure to stimulate and wake you up any time you need it.  These are just a very few examples of the many amazing glycerin soaps that we are lucky to offer from this amazing company, and we are sure that anyone will be able to find the perfect soap to suit themselves or to make a thoughtful gift.

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and continuously protects you from damage from the outside environment.  Therefore, your skin deserves to be cleansed with the absolute best products.  Not only that, but these amazing handmade soaps give you the added benefits of an aromatherapy treatment every time you use them!  There is no reason that your soap should be boring, monochrome or everyday.  Brighten up your bathroom, and your life with an amazing, health affirming handmade piece of soap! You will be so glad you did.

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