That bar you bought at the drugstore is likely not soap at all – it’s a detergent.
Detergents strip your skin of its natural oils, forcing you to replace those oils with lotion. Commercial soaps are made with synthetic chemicals and natural-forming glycerin is removed from the “soap” to be sold elsewhere.
So how do you break that cycle? Using natural homemade soaps! Natural soaps retain that glycerin, which is a powerful moisturizer for your skin!
Here is the ingredients list for a mainstream unscented white bar soap, which is often recommended by doctors for sensitive skin:
sodium cocoyl isethionate, stearic acid, coconut acid, sodium tallowate, water, sodium isethionate, sodium stearate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoate or palm kernelate, fragrance, sodium chloride, tetrasodium EDTA, trisodium etidronate, BHT, titanium dioxide and sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate.
And here is the ingredients list for Thumbprint carrot celendula soap:
olive oil, calendula infused olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, water, sea salt, sodium hydroxide (lye), carrot puree, calendula flower petals.
Considering that my daughter was recently confirmed with eczema (…sigh), I think it’s pretty clear that we’re extra particular about what we put on our skin. And I’ve been incredibly impressed with the soaps from Thumbprint! They are pretty, made with great ingredients, and smell good too.
If you want to make the switch to a better skincare routine? Keep reading to enter our giveaway.
One winner will receive a set of three soaps.
The soap is scented with a mix of bergamot, sage and rose that is reminiscent of lying back in the grass, casting daydreams to the breeze. I can’t wait to use this design technique on future soaps.
This is a very gentle, unscented bar that I originally developed for a friend who was about to start chemotherapy. I had read that chemo makes your skin very dry and sensitive, and wanted to give her a soap that wouldn’t aggravate her skin further. This soap would be good for anyone with sensitive skin, including infants.
Carrots are good for the skin because of their high vitamin A and beta-carotene content; and I used avocado oil, shea butter & goat’s milk for extra skin conditioning.
Chocolate Chip Mint
An ode to my favorite ice cream flavor, this soap smells good enough to eat! The hint of creme de menthe in the scent feels like you are bathing in a grasshopper martini. Black tea leaves provide light exfoliation, and high amounts of olive oil and shea butter leave your skin nice and soft.
To win a set of soaps of your own, all ya gotta do is enter the Rafflecopter. For bonus entries follow H&H or Thumbprint Soaps on social media. This only open to US residents. A winner will be chosen on April 11 and notified via an email from firstname.lastname@example.org, they MUST respond within 48 hours to claim their prize.