Why is Olive Branch Essentials Soap better than regular store bought soap?
Are your soaps good for dry or sensitive skin?
How long will the soap last?
Why aren’t all the soaps the same?
Are your products â€œcruelty freeâ€?
The most important difference between our soap and commercially made soap is that our soap does not contain detergents. Commercial soap manufactures remove the glycerin from their soap and sell it to other companies to make more money. Then they replace the glycerin with chemical detergents. Glycerin is a natural by-product of our soap making process. Our soap contains all of the naturally occurring glycerin. This is important because glycerin is a humectant, meaning that it actually attracts moisture to your skin. Our soap even surpasses store bought â€œglycerin soapâ€ because in addition to providing glycerin, our soaps contain a wide variety of oils and exotic butters, each imparting their own unique properties to the skin.
Yes, individuals with dry or sensitive skin may be reacting to the cleansers, and harsh detergents found in store bought soaps. Our soaps are quite different. They are made with ingredients especially formulated to create mild gentle soaps which nourish your skin.
Our soap lacks the artificial hardeners and preservatives found in commercial soap. However, with proper care your handcrafted soap should last as long as a commercial bar, or longer. Handcrafted soap shouldnâ€™t sit in a pool of water; it should be kept in a soap dish with good drainage. If using our soap in the shower, place it in a location that is not constantly in the shower stream. Handcrafted soap may require a little extra care, but your skin will thank you for it.
Commercial bars are mass produced on machinery, measured exactly by computers and into exact molds and amounts. Olive Branch Essentials soaps are all handmade and each bar will differ slightly. While I’d love for each one to come out exactly the same, it simply isn’t possible. The quality of the product will be the same each time, however, you may notice variances in the color or size.
Yes, Olive Branch Essentials products are â€œcruelty freeâ€. Our soap does not contain any tallow or animal fats; nor do we conduct animal testing. We also refuse to use Palm Oil in our products or any other ingredients that are derived from harming animals or the environment and are completely Vegan, rest assured.