Thursday, July 10, 2008

Nourishing Handmade Soap

I told myself I was only going to do this ‘Feature an Etsier’ thing once a week. My problem is that I find too many nifty treasures when I browse. So I’ll fess up now. I am a weak willed shopper. But I also know what I like. I have very strict rules about what kind of skin care products I’ll buy from anyone.

This particular Etsier I’d like to introduce to you made me fall in love with true handmade soaps. Having a propensity to develop dry patches and eczema in cold dry weather, I’ve always chased after products which claim to make my skin feel more hydrated and supple. And yeah, I even went the route of the dermatologist. (*sadly shakes head in memory of the resulting empty wallet*) My own Boo-Boo Cream works wonderfully on an emergency flair up- but what about simple maintenance so you don’t get quite so many flair ups? That’s the kind of thing that I’m sure a lot of people who suffer from dry skin would love to know about.

LilyBaySoap says about her products: “Real handcrafted soap is very nourishing to the skin. I use plenty of shea butter to ensure extra moisture. If you've used handcrafted soap before you know what I'm talking about, and if you haven't - you MUST try it! Handcrafted soaps retain their natural glycerin, which is something that manufacturers remove and sell. Store brand soaps are drying because they are made to be that. With the glycerin removed and chemicals added, its no wonder we're so dry and itchy after a shower. Try handcrafted, we think you'll notice the difference!”

I have to agree with her. Handcrafted is the best.

And here they are! Going down from top to bottom you can see my personal faves: Cedar/Sandalwood, Plain Castile with a bit of coconut for a harder bar, and Elements of Bamboo.


MelsDolls said...

nice soap! :)

Becca Nelson said...

Wow, that soap looks so great! I might have to check it out. Thanks for the post!