Glycerin Soap | Benefits
Most soap, including glycerin soap starts with coconut and palm oils, although other oils like olive oil can be used. During the soap-making process, the vegetable oils interact with lye and are transformed into soap, and glycerin.
Glycerin is a vegetable oil and powerful 'humectent' - a substance that attracts and retains moisture. When the glycerin is allowed to remain in the soap, it makes a gentle and well balanced soap. When even MORE glycerin is added during the soap-making process, it creates a clear, transparent soap that is unsurpassed in its mildness and moisturizing capabilities. Hence the name "glycerin soap".
Why use glycerin soap instead of the soap from the grocery or drug store?
Getting back to basics, avoiding chemical skin care products...The proliferation of chemicals in our products and foods, imports from the abroad, and the scaling of manufacturing technologies have made soap-like products for the masses. These products are cheap and they clean, but the qualities of a 'real soap' have been lost.
Even the latest trend in personal care - Moisturizing Body Wash - feels good and smells great. But the list of chemical compounds they contain are unpronounceable. We're starting to learn that constant exposure to chemicals, especially in those products we use on our skin, can effect our immune systems or result in a variety of symptoms, sensitivities and ailments.
At Tamarinda, we advocate the use of glycerin soap and other natural moisturizers like 100% shea butter and argan oil. We research new glycerin soap formulations and ingredients to create the most comprehensive line of glycerin soap you'll find and we stand behind every bar. We want you to LOVE YOUR SOAP!