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Nourished by Nature

What is the difference between Handmade Soap and Store Bought Soap? This is one of the most common questions I get from people that I meet at events.  It is surprising to most to hear that most larger brand-name soap companies spend millions of dollars a year on misleading advertising.  Typically store bought or "commercial" soap that may even be labeled as "natural" are actually considered detergents.  They can also include chemical hardeners and extra foaming agents.  They can get away with doing this because unlike the word "organic" which is regulated by the USDA the word "natural" is not.  There is no set of standards for one to meet to be counted as natural.  As consumers, we are responsible to understand what we put in...

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