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Making Your Own Soap

With the advent of natural and organic movements all over the world in recent years, we have also seen an incredible increase in the number of people who are choosing to eschew traditional pre-made products all together and who are beginning to explore making their own products in their own homes.  From sewing to baking to making your own incense, candles, and body care products, more and more people are moving towards Do It Yourself products as opposed to mass produced, factory made ones.

There are a number of reasons for this move towards DIY products.  For one thing, people are finding that participating in these sorts of home craft projects can be very enjoyable, and can also be a great way to engage children in a hands-on project or to socialize and be creative with friends and relatives.  The greatest advantage of making your own food, body care products and so forth from scratch, though, is that it allows you a much increased level of control over what goes in to your body.  As an example, if you buy a loaf of bread in the grocery store, it may contain a number of ingredients you will not recognize.  Furthermore, you can never be sure what sort of processes those ingredients went through or what chemicals they were exposed to before they got in to your bread.  However, if you make your bread from scratch, you can control what type of flour, milk, yeast and so forth are included in your recipe, and so you expose yourself to a great deal less of the by-products of the manufacturing process.

This example is perhaps even more meaningful when it comes to products such as soap.  The FDA requires that the manufacturers of edible products indicate ingredients on their products and there are certain standards which are enforced to some degree when it comes to what chemicals and additives can go in to those products.  However, there is no such regulation for the cosmetic industry.  A soap maker could put most anything they wanted in to their soap, and they don't have to disclose the contents in any way.  This is very disturbing when one considers the fact that the soap we use is absorbed in to our skin, and therefore our bodies at some level, and that therefore when we use commercially made soap we may be taking in a dizzying array of unknown chemicals.

Making your own soap is an amazing way to make sure you know exactly what is going on to your skin when you get clean.  You can scent your soap with essential oils rather than artificial fragrances, and you can use bases that are made from organic oils to ensure that you are giving yourself the best possible care.  Many people even find that when they remove synthetic chemicals from their body care products their skin becomes healthier and they see a marked reduction in skin sensitivity and breakouts.

The best thing about all this is that now, with the booming DIY market, it is possible to buy a wide variety of amazing soap making kits which will allow you to make your own soap at home with a minimum of fuss and confusion.  Here at Spiritual Scents we love making our own soaps, and so we have gathered an amazing variety of soap making kits that contain only the best quality ingredients and that are perfect as home projects or as gifts for the DIY fanatic in your life.  We have soap making kits that include brightly colored bases and kid-friendly scents for doing projects with your children, and we also have a wide variety of kits for all different skill levels that include molds, soap cutters, soap bases, and a variety of natural fragrances.

Soap making kits are the ideal choice for the novice soap maker who wants to make their first batch of soap.  They include instructions and all of the ingredients you will need to make beautiful handmade soap while omitting ingredients that irritate or damage the skin.  All you really need to do is melt the soap base in a microwave or double boiler, then add the coloring and fragrance and pour the soap in to the mold.  Of course, it is important to be very careful when making soap with children, as hot soap can cause burns and can boil easily, which is dangerous.  However, with a little bit of supervision, children can also enjoy making soap.  And, in the end, no matter who you choose to make soap with, you are sure to find the experience and the finished product extremely rewarding!
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