Whether you have sensitive skin, normal skin or acne-prone skin, you’ll want to choose handmade soap over commercial soap for your skin. 

There are just way too many reasons to choose handmade soap over commercial soap. Besides being more environmentally conscious, handmade soap will almost always select high quality, specialty ingredients that commercial soaps aren’t even aware of. That’s because those of us making handmade soap are actually passionate about what we do and care about our customers and results. In this article, we’re going to dive deep into all the ways handmade soap triumphs over commercial soap. 

Let’s Take a Closer Look at Those Ingredients

The most convincing reason to opt for handmade soap vs commercial soap is mainly in the ingredients selected. For instance, natural soap will have incredibly healing and nourishing ingredients like Sea Moss, which contains over 90 minerals to boost the skin’s hydration and elasticity. Whereas commercial soaps are simply made with potentially harmful detergents and synthetic ingredients which haven’t actually been studied and tested for our long term safety. 

Handmade soaps on the other hand, are made with natural ingredients that grow on this earth which have traditionally been used for centuries to soothe and nourish the skin. They are made with ingredients rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients that are deeply nourishing for your skin.

How Does Your Soap Influence Your Skin Type?

Natural handmade soap makers will usually offer a variety of options curated for your skin type. For instance, you’ll find natural soaps that are specially made for acne or rosacea skin, whereas commercial soap tends to dry out and irritate our skin most of the time. And if it doesn't irritate our skin, then it usually irritates or dries out our children’s skin. Handmade soap in general, is more gentle on the skin and will nourish the skin rather than dry it out, making you dependent on creams and moisturizers to sustain sufficient moisture levels. 


Glycerin is this lovely humectant  ingredient that actually attracts moisture towards our skin from our environment. Most commercial soaps remove the glycerin and reserve it for moisturizers. This is why most commercial soaps will dry out your skin and the same brands will sell and market moisturizers. 

A Safer Option

To put it straight and simple, handmade soap is usually the better option because it’s almost always the safer option. Handmade soap will have little to no negative side effects on your skin, however most commercial soaps can irritate and will certainly dry out the skin as it removes the good and the bad from our skin. Plus, many commercial soaps use unknown ingredients under the umbrella term ‘fragrance’ and we simply can’t know if these ingredients can be trusted over a long term use. Handmade soaps are usually made with your health and skin in mind. 

We know that at least our handmade Dornee’ Luxury Soaps were carefully designed to keep your skin looking his or her healthiest. Have a look through our enriching soap selection to find the one best for your needs and skin type. You’re about to upgrade your skincare game, we're sure of it.