What is "glycerin soap"?Glycerin soap = Real soap! By "real soap", we mean soap that is made with natural vegetable oils, lye with minimal or no added ingredients like detergents, parabens, preservatives or other chemical compounds.
Glycerin soap is made (primarily) with coconut and palm oils, although other oils like olive oil or argan oil can be used. During the soap-making process, the vegetable oils are transformed into soap, and glycerin.
Glycerin is a vegan oil and powerful 'humectant' - 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".
How does glycerin soap compare to the soap I buy at the grocery or drug store?
Soaps purchased at the grocery or drug store are typically made by the big commercial chemical and consumer products companies. In commercial soap making, most manufacturers remove valuable glycerin for use in other cosmetic products like moisturizers, creams and other expensive beauty products. The soap-product produced is altered by adding detergents or other chemical compounds that cleanse - but also strip skin of it natural moisture and oils. Ironically, we buy the detergent soap product that strips our skin - then buy the lotions and creams to replenish it!
Because of the way glycerin soap is made, it's not unusual that glycerin soap users discover they can skip the expensive moisturizers. Their skin has never felt better! That is why dermatologists recommend glycerin soap to their patients. It has a silky, low-lather, is gently cleansing and contains no harsh detergents - it's exactly they way soap should be.
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 unpronouncable. 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.
Concerned about this trend? At Tamarinda, we advocate the use of glycerin soap and other natural moisturizers like shea butter and argan oil. We research new glycerin soap formulations and ingredients to create the most comprehensive line of glycerin soap and natural skin care products you'll find and we stand behind every bar. LOVE YOUR SOAP!
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