The Magic of Glycerin Soaps

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Glycerin soaps have gained immense popularity in recent years, and for good reason. These translucent, smooth bars offer numerous benefits for our skin while being gentle and moisturizing. In this article, we'll explore the advantages of glycerin soaps and take a peek at how they're made.

Superior Moisturization and Hydration

Glycerin soaps are renowned for their exceptional moisturizing properties. Unlike traditional soaps that can strip away natural oils, glycerin soaps act as humectants, attracting moisture from the surrounding air to the skin. Many commercial soap bars actually have their glycerin removed from their bars which can then be sold to other industries, thereby greatly increasing a company's profit. By allowing soap to retain its natural glycerin, the bars are packed with skin nourishing benefits that help lock in moisture and create a protective barrier, leaving your skin feeling soft, supple, and hydrated. Regardless of your skin type, glycerin soaps can help alleviate dryness and maintain optimal skin health.

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Gentle and Hypoallergenic

Glycerin soaps are gentle on the skin, making them typically suitable for even the most sensitive individuals. The mild nature of glycerin soaps makes them an excellent choice for individuals with eczema, psoriasis, excessive dryness or other skin conditions. Glycerin also possesses antimicrobial properties, helping to cleanse the skin without disrupting its natural balance. Moreover, glycerin soaps often incorporate essential oils, herbs, or botanical extracts, providing additional therapeutic benefits such as soothing inflammation, promoting relaxation, or rejuvenating the skin.

How Glycerin Soaps are Made

The production process of glycerin soaps involves saponification, a reaction between natural oils or fats and an alkali (such as lye). This results in soap that contains glycerin as a natural by-product. After saponification, more glycerin is added creating a clear, translucent bar. If additional butters, milk, or botanicals are added, the hues can change from clear to white. While the soap batter is still liquid, essential oils and botanical extracts can be added. Once cured, bars are cut and wrapped in biodegradable plastic to ensure the soap doesn't draw water to itself before use, which can create glycerin dew.

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Vintage Alchemy Glycerin Soaps

Glycerin soaps offer a multitude of advantages, making them an excellent choice for individuals seeking gentle, nourishing skincare. From their superior moisturization and hypoallergenic nature to their natural cleansing properties, these soaps can transform your bathing routine.

Embrace the magick of Vintage Alchemy's small batch glycerin soaps made with a variety of bases such as Aloe, Hemp Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Goat's Milk, Oatmeal, Cocoa Butter, Buttermilk, Olive Oil, and even Honey. 

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