Saying YES to Handcrafted Artisanal Soap

Updated: Sep 14, 2021

We hear it time and time again that our skin is the largest organ of our body. It makes sense then that we treat it well because poorly will significantly impact our overall health. Our beautiful skin is incredibly porous, absorbent, and easily damaged by chemicals and other irritants, which can also be drawn through the skin and transferred into the bloodstream, causing many other problems!

ThinkSoap! Was Born This Way

At ThinkSoap!, we purposely choose to create cold-processed soap. We provide our customers with safe and nourishing body care options. Each bar is handmade in small batches and takes weeks to cure. We must maintain the integrity of the natural ingredients, essential oils, and scents that make up our soap.

Say No to Harsh Chemicals & Detergents

Did you know that most over-the-counter soap bought at the grocery or gift shop is actually made of 'compacted detergents' that have been stripped of any natural benefits?

If the soap bar in your hand contains synthetic detergents, it is a cosmetic, not a soap. Now that consumers are waking up to what is in products they use on their bodies and in their homes, it is imperative to educate ourselves for future purchases.

Here are 8 reasons why ThinkSoap! knows you should choose handmade artisanal soap like ours!

  • Say Bye-Bye to Detergent: It is confounding to choose a cosmetic to cleanse over soap! Detergent soap masks odour more than they clean and are often irritating with the ability to dehydrate the skin.

  • 100% Pure Essential Oils - Yes Please: Essential oils are anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory and possess many other health-promoting properties! Pure essential oils clean the skin while adding valuable nutrients.

  • Just Say No to Chemicals: Anti-bacterial soap typically contains triclosan and numerous other harmful chemicals and is definitely not 'free-from' parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, and the dreaded sodium laureth sulphate. Studies have shown that triclosan possibly damages the reproductive system and disrupts human hormones. AND, it does not kill more germs than handmade soap!

  • Protecting & Preserving Our Planet: We only have one earth, and the toxic chemicals in commercially prepared soaps (which harm our skin) are also causing damage to ecosystems worldwide. Decades of extensive use in body care products have resulted in dangerous chemicals being found in rivers, oceans, and lakes.

  • Cherish Our Animal Friends: All ThinkSoap! bars of soap are cruelty-free and vegan. We in no way contribute to the harming of animals, unlike most big-name and familiar brands, which are owned by industrial agricultural corporations who test on animals because their ingredients are not really that safe for use.

  • Think About Your pH Levels: The inclusion of Coconut Oil in our soap is key because it nourishes and moisturizes and helps maintain the skin's natural pH levels. It is essential to keep the skin's natural barrier, and the pH for bar soap is around 9-10 (naturally alkaline, which makes the soap gentler and more effective cleanser).

  • Enjoy Rich Lather & Silky Skin: Our ingredients create much richer suds than synthetics in the 'store-bought' soaps. We love the cold process soap method because it keeps all of the key ingredients intact to moisturize the skin without making it dry and itchy.

Revel in the Aroma! Literature abounds with the overwhelming benefits of aromatherapy and the quality of essential oil aroma. You and your home will smell amazing!

We love what we do so much that transparency is incredibly important. On each of our product pages, you will find a complete list of all our ingredients, including eight types of oils - coconut, olive, castor, grapeseed, apricot core, and Sweet Almond, two butters - cocoa and shea, and fragrances.

You know when you buy ThinkSoap! from our online store, Farmer's Markets in Vancouver, or at a stockist, our product is consistent and clean.

Enjoy the day and lather on!

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