It's no secret that we're lovers of all things organic and that we often look for ways to incorporate the sustainable, health conscious choice into the spaces we create. People often think that interior design is limited to paint color and fabric re-upholstery swatches..and it can certainly can be. However, we like to think of design in an all encompassing way - from start to finish. So everything you can think of that contributes to your home environment (from the candle scent in the living room to the soap in your guest bathroom) we think should be carefuly curated.
The truth is you may be thinking it's hard enough to remember to buy the soap at the grocery store let alone 'carefully curate' every aspect of your life to include handmade soap. We get it..life isn't always predictable and we tend to be pulled in a million different directions that can prevent us from getting something like this off our to-do list. But trust us, there is a method to our madness. We're going to give you 3 good reasons as to why you should give this helpful and healthy tip a try. And the best part is, once you've found what you're looking for and know where to get it from - your job is half done for next time!
1) INGREDIENTS YOU KNOW!
The very best reason to use handmade soap is the ingredients. Typically handmade soap is made of coconut oils and natural butters that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that are essential for healthy skin. Everyone wants healthy skin and switching to daily use of handmade soap is the best place to start!
2) IT'S GOOD FOR YOU!
It is commonly called soap, but that mass produced commercial product that you get at the grocery store is anything but. You have an array of personal cleansers to choose from that are labeled as body bars and body washes. Unfortunately, these are often loaded with chemicals and synthetic ingredients that both dehydrate and age skin and are linked to serious long term issues. Handmade soap contains no preservatives and that in itself makes it our favorite must-have!
3) IT'S OFTEN LOCAL AND CAN BE CUSTOMIZED!
We LOVE this part of the handmade soap story. Often times, handmade soap is something you are able to find at your local organic grocery store or farmers market. Ultimately, this means that if you'd like to meet the producer of your soap product - you can! And you can even let them know, what, if any, skin issues you are having to see what kind of product they would recommend. This is also where the customization piece comes in. If they don't already have the specific soap produced they may have the perfect recipe to make for you! What a treat!
We're gushing over our most recent handmade soaps featured in this post - they have everything you'd ever want to make your heart go pitter-patter. So next time make sure you take the few extra minutes to think of the little details in your home. Because so often it becomes all about the little details that make the big details all come together. Design is more than just the color on the wall, it's the feeling you get in a space when you're in it. And that feeling can be one of comfort and positive emotions if all those little details have been thought of as well!