|If your store bought soap isn't working for your skin challenges, try ours and nourish your skin to thrive
Normal, dry or oily skin? Blue Dolphin natural soaps are handmade from natural earth grown vegan plant derived oils. This formula has proven to be equally kind to various skin types. It's the lack of chemicals in our soaps that makes them so skin friendly. We also offer a few goat milk and honey bee soaps but most of our line is vegan because they have proven to be the champions of soaps for most people.
Our soaps will last one person about 2-5 weeks depending on use and storage away from flowing water. Let's face it making handmade soap isn't rocket science, but most people just don't have the patience to learn the techniques, nor do they want to make the investment in the failures that always occur getting the process down pat for each individual recipe. It's fun for me and I have already made my mistakes so now it's become my passion and my business.
It's a process that can't be rushed, making vegan handmade soap. When our select carrier oils are mixed together with exacting amounts of distilled water and sodium hydroxide ( lye ), we end up with two by-products, soap and glycerin. Soap is a deep cleansing agent an alkaline product that bonds to dirt and other foreign materials found on the skin. Pure soap itself howver, has a tendency to strip the skin of its protective oils. This is where the glycerin steps in and helps to moisturize the skin and protect it from drying out.
Tip: Using one of our soap sac's or soap saver's help exfoliate dead skin and to helps your bars last longer. Every couple weeks remove the bar soap and throw your mesh saver in the washing machine clean it of dead skin and bacteria, reload with your soap and reuse it. Did you know that most commercial store bought soaps are made from animal fat that has been triple or French milled. This technique extracts the glycerin leaving a hard-long lasting bar of soap but it also de-moisturizes your skin enough t require you to use a lotion or cream to re-hydrate the skin. You see them at big department stores packaged in beautiful boxes with pretty tissue wrapping inside to make you feel like you are buying a great product. What you may not realize is many of these soaps contain S.L.S. sodium laurel sulfate an ingredient also used to strip garage floors of grease. It can also strip your skin of its protective oil layer leaving you with that squeaky clean feeling and a need for expensive lotions to re-moisturize your skin. Another potentially harmful chemical found in mass produced soap is Propylene Glycol, an ingredient similar to what is found in radiator fluid to give soap glide.
Many people with skin challenges ie; acne, psoriasis, contact dermatitis find it worsens using commercial soaps because those chemicals dry the skin out after use. It is our belief as natural handmade soap makers that olive and coconut oil are far better choices than rendered animal fat and chemicals on skin.
As I jumped head first into learning how to eliminate chemicals and replace them using natural ingredients it became more clear to me that natural was the best way to go. I discovered that nature gives us healing ingredients found in tree leaves, bark, seeds, flowers and plants. Using vegan and herbal ingredients I developed my own line of safe natural products for wholesome, beautiful, youthful looking skin and body care. My latest product is NATEUCA eucalyptus spray for painful joints, nerves and muscles.
Please visit our Product List to learn which may benefit your skin best. Feel free to comment on your findings and we will post them, with your permission of course. Be well my friends.