Handmade Soap Is Better for You
Sometimes smaller is better (seriously!)
Handmade personal care products are safer and more natural than the bigger name brands. We think they are safer too. And they smell better! As a producer of handmade bath and beauty products, Shmutzies is a little soap company who only produces its products in small doses, or batches if you will, and we’re going to tell you what this means for you.
There is a growing trend away from mainstream cosmetics and personal care products. Sales of natural cosmetics and beauty aids is an increasing epidemic among those who want pure, natural ingredients going onto their skin. Chemical safety is a growing consumer concern. On average, we use about 10 personal care products a day. If you are using these products from mass producers, that’s a lot of chemicals that go on your body every day, and ultimately seeping into your skin.
Among the chemicals causing concerns are suspected endocrine disruptors like diethyl phthalate, frequently used in fragrances, parabens, used as preservatives and triclosan, an ingredient often found in antibacterial products like hand sanitizer as well as some toothpastes and soaps. Formaldehyde, a preservative found in some hair straighteners and other beauty times is among the known carcinogens present in many products.
Some question how healthy or safe small batch products are. The FDA has very few regulations on what can go into beauty products so basically you can put anything you want in them. What makes smaller batch products from small businesses safe is that most of these little companies are honest companies. They strive to put only natural, safe ingredients into their products because these are the products they use on their own skin. Because products aren’t regulated through the FDA, what’s the best way to determine what is right for you? Read the labels and ask questions. If you aren’t sure or don’t feel comfortable, move on to the next small business that offers what you are looking for.
In small natural handmade soap companies, reputation is everything. Therefore, they aren’t going to start creating products with harsh chemicals in them and claim they are natural. It just doesn’t work like that and Shmutzies is no exception to that rule. We are 100% transparent in what we use in our products and if you have questions, we encourage you to ask. The vast majority of small, handmade goods producers already have ample incentive to be honest and forthright about their ingredients because their business depends on cultivating relationships with customers. This means, there is nowhere to run!
If you are looking for handmade bath and beauty products that are good for your skin, we encourage you to try Shmutzies. We are a small, honest company who makes products in small batches so that we can pass the goodness on to you and your body.