Mysoap.in was conseptualised by Dr Mageshwara Rao an ayurvedic physician having more than 20 years of experience in R&D. He not only is a famous ayurvedic physician in Tamil Nadu but also an innovator in making and creating new formulations in the field of ayurveda.
The soaps available in the market are chemically made which sometimes have a bad effect on our body. That’s when he thought of giving something back to the society. Make and Design your own soap. Almost every day we come in contact with our soap for atleast 3 times. So why settle down for something which is not free of chemicals.
The process of hand made soap is not very simple. When we look into the type of oils, the type of herbs, the type of aroma, the type of shape all this is not possible to obtain from the ready made market. Here we customize your taste and then prepare the soap specially for you.
Likewise the products of Apollo Herbals were also created keeping in mind the – People. Some of the combinations are more than 100 years old. He carefully analyze led the needs and wants of the present day public which means he re-formulated the combinations to cater to todays needs.
Dr Mageshwara Rao also did extensive R&D on Cow Urine by product called Ark. He also has great in depth knowledge on herbs and their uses.
About Soap making
A large majority of people have never used handmade soap before. In fact, most people have never used soap before. Wait…what?
If you take a look at commercial products sold in stores, it’s likely you won’t find the term “soap” on the package. Commercial soap sold in stores is often made with chemical detergents, hardeners and synthetic lathering agents. Some of these ingredients can be drying or irritating on the skin. On the other hand, handmade soap created with oils, liquid and lye does not contain these harsh ingredients and qualifies as ‘soap.’
The ingredients in some commercial bars on the market make them ineligible to be called and advertised as soap. According to the Mysoap website, a product is defined as soap when:
- The bulk of the nonvolatile matter in the product consists of an alkali salt of fatty acids and the product’s detergent properties are due to the alkali-fatty acid compounds, and
- The product is labeled, sold, and represented solely as soap [21 CFR 701.20].
Handmade soap also contains glycerin. Glycerin is a humectant that attracts moisture from the air to the skin. It’s produced naturally during the soapmaking process. It’s one of the things that make handmade soap so amazing! Some commercial soaps remove the glycerin from the bars and sell it to make lotions and creams. Without glycerin, commercially prepared soap isn’t nearly as skin loving, and can leave the skin feeling dry. Learn more about glycerin here.
Glycerin is a natural humectant that is found in handmade soap. Glycerin attracts moisture from the air and keeps skin hydrated.
Cold or hot process soap is made with skin-loving oils, such as coconut oil, olive oil and avocado oil. This combination of oils is what makes each bar completely unique. The great thing about making and using your own handmade soap is that you can customize it to feel exactly how you like it. Love a bubbly and stable lather? Add some castor oil! Prefer a mild, small lather? Use a high percentage of olive oil.
Now I often get the question, “Isn’t homemade soap made with lye? I don’t want to put lye on my skin.” Completely agree! I certainly don’t want to put lye on my skin either. When calculated correctly, there is no lye leftover in handmade soap. Once the lye and oils emulsify and combine, the saponification process begins. This process turns the lye and oil into soap.
In the final bar, no lye actually comes into contact with your skin because there is no lye in the bar – it’s now soap! . All true soap is made with lye to start with, even clear melt and pour soap (commonly referred to as ‘glycerin soap’).
Handmade soap can be customized any way you like with colors, fragrance and the skin-loving oils and butters.
In addition to choosing soaping oils and butters for your skin, you can further customize your bars with exfoliants, fragrance, color and more. This is especially important if you prefer to only use natural ingredients.
Handmade soap is a great way to use essential oils derived from plants and natural colorants like clays. Other fun natural ingredients, like milk and purees, can also be added to handmade soap. You won’t find those quality ingredients in your bar of store bought soap. This kind of customization is a beautiful way of expressing yourself, your personality and your values. It’s a consumable art form that is fantastic to use, sell or give away as gifts.