Harvest, AL – Walking down the hygiene aisle of your local grocery store you’d be hard-pressed to find a soap that doesn’t include a long list of unpronounceable ingredients. The truth about the household-name commercial-brand soaps found on most supermarket shelves is that they are almost all detergents. Maybe they can get you clean, but what damage are they doing to your skin?
Homemade soaps smell better, feel better and clean better than any name-brand manufactured soap, so the best way to ensure you’re using the best soap is to make your own.
Mary Burns is the founder of Petals N Soap where she specializes in creating all-natural bath and body products. Burns develops, creates and sells her products, which include cold process, non-glycerin soaps made without detergents or SLS.
“We all deserve to have beautiful products to use when caring for our skin,” says Burns. “People are becoming more aware of the good quality soaps so my goal is to provide you with the best and prettiest products possible.”
Burns was first introduced to homemade soaps three years ago after watching a YouTube video. It looked so easy that she decided to try it for herself. Burns’ soaps are made with a combination of olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil, Shea butter and cocoa butter. The coconut oil does the cleansing, the castor oil produces the bubbles and the palm oil gives it a creamy feel.
“It looked like it could be turned into an art form,” says Burns. “I don’t know how to make plain soap. I don’t make plain anything. Everything needs to have a twist because I like pushing the envelope. When I saw the consistency of it, I was fascinated with it and decided I needed to do it.”
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