Nature’s Touch: 5 Reasons Why Handmade Soap Is Better

Nature’s Touch: 5 Reasons Why Handmade Soap Is Better

Posted on August 21st, 2023

In today's bustling world, as we juggle our hectic schedules, there's an undeniable comfort in simple, earthy pleasures. Among these, the gentle caress of a handmade soap on the skin stands out as a modest luxury. 

Handmade soaps, with their raw, natural ingredients and artisanal touch, bring us closer to nature, even in our most mundane routines. Commercial soaps, often laden with chemicals and mass-produced in impersonal factories, just don’t compare. 

SOAPS BY KRISTY, nestled in the charming town of Scotia, New York, has resurrected the age-old craft of soap-making. 

Offering a diverse range of soap bars from Lily Soaps to the innovative Dental Soaps, we're dedicated to reminding the world of the many reasons why handmade soaps are superior. 

Before diving deep into these reasons, let’s take a brief moment to understand the essence of what makes handmade soaps an unparalleled choice.

Purity and Natural Ingredients

In a market flooded with products claiming to be "natural" or "organic", handmade soaps stand out as the real deal. Their purity isn't just a label; it's a tangible experience you feel with every use. 

Let's explore this purity further.

Handpicked Ingredients

SOAPS BY KRISTY, like other artisan soap-makers, meticulously selects each ingredient that goes into the soap. We prioritize quality and authenticity over all else. Unlike many commercial counterparts, our soaps are devoid of unnecessary fillers and harmful chemicals.

Skin-loving Goodness

Imagine the soft embrace of lavender or the soothing touch of oatmeal on your skin. Natural ingredients such as these not only offer a sensorial delight but also have specific benefits for the skin. For instance, lavender is known for its calming properties, while oatmeal can be incredibly moisturizing and soothing for irritated skin.

Free from Harmful Additives

Handmade soaps are typically free from sulfates, parabens, and synthetic dyes. These additives, often found in commercial soaps, can be harsh on the skin and lead to various concerns such as dryness or allergies. In contrast, when you use a product from SOAPS BY KRISTY, you're choosing gentleness and natural care.

Environmentally Friendly

When we think of personal care, the environment might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, our choices in this domain have far-reaching consequences for our planet. Choosing handmade soaps is not just a nod to personal well-being, but also an acknowledgment of our responsibility towards Mother Earth.

Eco-friendly Packaging

One of the many beauties of buying handmade is the love and thought put into every detail, including packaging. SOAPS BY KRISTY takes pride in using sustainable packaging options. This commitment not only minimizes waste but also ensures that the footprint left behind is gentle and kind to the environment.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

Local production, such as ours based in Scotia, New York, means reduced transportation needs. Materials sourced nearby and handcrafted products that don't require large, energy-intensive factories translate to a significantly smaller carbon footprint. Every time you pick a soap from SOAPS BY KRISTY, you’re indirectly advocating for a greener planet.


Unlike many commercial soaps that contain synthetic compounds, natural soaps disintegrate over time without polluting the environment. This means they are safer for our waterways and aquatic life. It’s a reassuring thought, knowing that your choice of soap ensures cleaner waters for future generations.

Unparalleled Variety and Customization

Diversity is the spice of life, and in the realm of handmade soaps, the variety is nothing short of spectacular. Stepping away from the monotonous lineup of commercial soaps, handmade offerings provide a feast for the senses and cater to specific needs.

A Symphony of Scents

Step into the world of SOAPS BY KRISTY, and you’ll be greeted with a melange of aromas. From the floral notes of Lily Soaps to the intriguing blend in Moonkace soaps, there’s something to tantalize every olfactory palate. It’s not just about cleaning; it’s about experiencing a journey with each lather.

Tailored to Your Needs

Not all skins are created equal. Some need the deep moisturizing touch of oatmeal, while others might require the gentle cleansing properties of Dental Soaps. Handmade soaps cater to these unique needs, ensuring that every individual finds their perfect match.

Aesthetic Pleasure

Beyond the scents and benefits, handmade soaps are a visual treat. Take for instance the Ocean Wave Soaps or the Halloween soaps; their designs tell a story. Displayed on your bathroom shelf, they serve as a reminder of the artistry and dedication that goes into each bar.

Supports Local Businesses and Artisans

Our choices as consumers have ripple effects, influencing not only our personal well-being but also the broader community. By opting for handmade soaps, you're casting a vote in favor of local artisans and businesses. You're fostering a network of local talent and entrepreneurship.

The Heartbeat of Scotia, New York

At the heart of our quaint town lies passionate businesses like SOAPS BY KRISTY, representing the best of local craftsmanship. When you invest in our products, you're not just buying a soap; you're supporting a community, uplifting the local economy, and ensuring that traditional craftsmanship thrives.

Craftsmanship at its Best

Behind every bar of soap at SOAPS BY KRISTY, there's a story of dedication, passion, and skill. Artisans pour hours of effort into perfecting formulations, ensuring the right balance of ingredients, and designing patterns that captivate. By choosing handmade, you honor this craft and the hands that shape it.

An Authentic Experience

Mass-produced items often lack the personal touch that comes with artisanal products. Each handmade soap carries with it the spirit of its creator, making your daily cleansing routine an intimate and authentic experience. You’re not just cleansing your skin; you’re connecting with an artisan’s vision.

Gentle and Effective for All Skin Types

Every skin is unique, with its set of needs and sensitivities. Handmade soaps, with their diverse formulations and natural ingredients, strive to cater to this myriad of skin types. They provide not only a thorough cleanse but do so while cherishing the skin's natural balance.

Sensitive Skin's Best Friend

One of the chief complaints against commercial soaps is their aggressive nature, which can be especially taxing on sensitive skin. Handmade soaps, free from aggressive chemicals, present a gentle alternative. Ingredients are chosen with care, ensuring that even the most delicate skin feels pampered and loved.

Moisturizing and Nourishing

The richness of natural oils, butters, and other moisturizing agents in handmade soaps ensures your skin doesn't feel stripped or dry post-cleansing. Instead, you’re left with a hydrated, soft, and supple feel, as nature intended.

No Compromise on Cleansing 

While they're gentle, handmade soaps don't compromise on their primary job: cleansing. They efficiently remove dirt, impurities, and grime, ensuring your skin feels refreshed and rejuvenated. With SOAPS BY KRISTY, effective cleansing and skin love go hand in hand.

In Conclusion

There's an unparalleled magic in returning to nature's embrace, especially in an age where artificial and mass-produced products dominate our lives. Handmade soaps, a symbol of this return, encapsulate the essence of purity, care, and genuine craftsmanship. 

At SOAPS BY KRISTY, every soap is a testament to these values and a gentle reminder of the simple joys nature offers. Beyond their tangible benefits to our skin and senses, these soaps echo our commitment to local artisans, communities, and, importantly, to our planet. When you opt for handmade, you’re making a choice that speaks volumes about your values and aspirations. You're prioritizing health, community, and environment. 

In a world crowded with choices, let your selection be one that matters. We deeply appreciate everyone who chooses to embark on this beautiful journey with us. 

Should you wish to delve deeper into the realm of natural, handmade soaps, or have any queries, don't hesitate to reach out at (518) 428-6676 or [email protected]

We're here to connect, share, and cherish nature's touch, together.

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