A little bit about hand made soaps
hand made soap acts as a humectant, drawing moisture from the air to your skin. This is ideal for those with sensitive skin & conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, or anyone allergic to commercial soap as it doesn't strip the skin of the natural, beneficial oils.
In handmade soap, the natural glycerine is retained giving the soap extra moisturising properties and making it creamy on the skin.
Commercial soap makers extract the glycerine, selling it as it's more valuable than the soap, and then add chemicals to make the soap lather.
It is important to drain your soap to ensure a long life, as the natural glycerine absorbs moisture from the air.