Bathing Soaps: Definition and Manufacturing Process - Femic
June 10, 2023

What Are Bathing Soaps? How They Are Made?

तुम हुस्न परी तुम जानेजहाँ, तुम सबसे हसीं, तुम सबसे जवाँ
And you just completed the song in your head, right? All the popular soap adverts sure were a lot of fun to watch.

Unfortunately, despite these fantastic ads, people never really bought soaps. In fact, chances are high that you have never really bought a soap in your life.

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Deep Cleansing: The Charcoal Soap Bar deep cleanses your skin and draws out toxins due to the powerful cleansing properties of Activated Charcoal.
Exfoliates Skin: The Man Company charcoal soap combo pack of 2 for face with anti-bacterial properties not only kills germs but also exfoliates skin. It banishes blemishes and toxins and gives your skin a smoother texture.
Fights Against Acne and Blackheads: Using the Charcoal Soap for men regularly can help fight against acne, bumps and blackheads by removing dirt and other agents from the skin.
Prevents Dryness: Natural oils, such as Coconut, Patchouli Oil, etc. present in the soap bar hydrate the skin. This helps prevents dryness during deep cleansing.
Charcoal Soap for Skin Whitening: Activated Charcoal is a tried and tested cleansing ingredient, known for its unique ability to draw out toxins from the body - out the dirt and oils that are blocking your skin’s pores.Exfoliates Skin, Prevents Dryness24 MonthsMenAll Skin TypeStore in a cool, dry place.Step 1 Wet your body
Step 2 Gently rub the soap bar all over it
Step 3 Massage & form a rich lather
Step 4 Rinse off thoroughly using waterBassia Latifolia (Mahua Oil), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut Oil), Aqua, Sodium Hydroxide, Ricinus Communis (Castor) oil, Activated charcoal, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli), Cedrus Deodara (Cedarwood Essential Oil), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Extract), Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Leaf Oil (Cinnamon Extract).

Surprised? Peer at the fine print of the cover of any commercial soap sold in stores and you are likely to find “detergent or moisturizing or cleansing bars” in a very tiny font.

And we are back to the ‘Teja main hoon mark idhar hai’ and ‘Kaun sa mark, bhaad mein gaya mark’ conundrum.

The truth behind commercial soaps revealed!

Bathing Soap

Commercial soaps, the ones sold by big brands, are not really soaps. Rather, these products are filled with

  • Chemical detergents (strip skin of its natural oils)
  • Hardeners (makes hard long-lasting soap) and
  • Synthetic lathering agents (reason for their thick lather).

In fact, it’s often said that a typical mass-produced soap is completely stripped of glycerine, you know the stuff that keeps your skin soft and smooth. This glycerine is used in lotions and creams and sold separately.

Soap is stripped of its natural glycerine and then you are asked to buy lotions, creams, and moisturizers separately to repair the dryness caused by the soap.

So, now you know from where Apple got its inspiration to sell chargers separately. Create a problem and sell the solution—that’s a ‘soppi’ marketing strategy (Marathi pun alert!)

So, paisa bhi bacha liya, aur profit bhi ho gaya. Yane ek tir me do nishane!

Enter the “REAL” soap thing!

Product Description : Amsarveda Purifying ayurvedic soap is an authentic traditional cold process soap naturally enriched with 6.5% natural oils including Neem oil. It contains 7.5% of vegetable glycerin naturally produced during our manufacturing process. The soap is produced with virgin coconut oil, rice bran oil, sal butter, vegetable glycerine, and contains anti bacterial extracts of neem and tulsi. The soap is specially formulated to deliver the benefits of Tulsi which is absorbed by the skin, reaching all layers evenly and making it possible for purification and cleansing to happen on the surface and the epidermis– the surface just beneath the outer layer. Tulsi is a herb of significant relevance in society and religion in India possessing antimicrobial and anti inflammatory properties.

Country of Origin : India

Brand Name : Amsarveda

Wahi apna traditional style wala. Jo hamare ancestors banaya karte the! They knew what they were doing, and did it for thousands of years – why change it no?

Traditional handmade soaps are made by

  • Mixing sodium hydroxide (lye) with water
  • Blending this mixture with oils
  • Cooking this blend till the saponification (become soap) process takes place
  • And finally, pour into moulds.

I have made it sound like kholo, milao, pakao, aur tayyar but trust me, it’s quite a process. It’s just like cooking, it needs precision, attention and time. You need years of practice to master the process of authentic soap making.

Soap ka Foreign-Returned Cousin—Handmade Soaps!

Product Description :

  1. EXOTIC BLEND OF ESSENTAIL OIL – Scented with our favorite scents from lemongrass, Mint, sweet Lime rosemary to exotic floral blends of pure therapeutic essential oil.
  2. ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS – Our soap is 100% natural, and handmade in small batches to ensure every bar is made just right. Using natural ingredients like olives, coconut, avacado, shea butter and Precious herbs we craft bar soaps with the perfect blend of soothing scents and a rich lather for a comfortable clean. You are getting healthy, natural purity and powerful antioxidants in every bar.
  3. HIGH QUALITY SOAP – Formulated with the finest ingredients, this soap produces rich, creamy lather to leave your skin with a smooth, glossy look. Pamper yourself with a handmade soap that moisturizes your skin and boasts a rich scent.
  4. THE SPA EXPERIENCE – Big, expensive treats are nice, but really, it’s the small things that add up to make a notable difference in your daily life. So treat yourself, and enjoy luxurious, spa-level comfort from your own home. A little self-care every day goes a long way.
  5. FEEL THE SMELL – This fresh, pure, clean, and REAL scent not only smells delicious, it also feels incredible. Pratha has earned a reputation for crafting scents so invigorating that you can feel them in your body.

    Country of Origin : India

    Brand Name : Pratha Naturals


    Swagat kare eske star ingredient “glycerine” ka!

    Glycerine is a humectant that attracts moisture from the air to the skin. Produced naturally during the soapmaking process, it maintains the integrity of the soap by basically settling in between the soap molecules. It’s one of the things that make handmade soap so amazing!

    Also, these soaps contain natural herbal extracts, oils such as coconut, sesame, olive and some skin-friendly butter. Plus, these soaps do not contain any additional lathering agents that is why they produce less lather.

    Myth alert: Remember that (in)famous Bhaag DK Bose song? It had the line – Sabun ki shakal mein, beta tu tho nikla kewal jhaag… the songwriters actually got it right.
    Soap soap hota hai aur jhaag jhaag. Less foam or lather doesn’t mean soap is less effective. Actually, it’s the opposite. Soaps with more oil content generate less foam and clean better. That’s an important reason why real handmade soap is better than commercial chemical-wala foam/lather-filled soaps.

    They are generally made in smaller batches, with authentic raw materials, so, more expensive compared to store-bought machine-made soaps.

    Soaps are the one product that you are going to use on your entire body. So, remember the following points and be aware while purchasing it from exhibitions or on Instagram:

    Product Description: Fuschia Papaya Detan soap is made up of 100% natural ingredients. This soap is made up of Vegetable Glycerine Base derived from coconut plant that cleanses, clarifies & moisturizes skin gently. The pH of this base matches that of skin & thus suits even the sensitive skin types. Also enriched with Olive Oil rich in Vitamin E that delays fine signs of aging & moisturizes skin. Castor Oil is rich in antioxidants that moisturize & maintain good skin health. Coconut Oil moisturizes skin & has anti-inflammatory properties as well. Orange extract & orange peel are rich in Vitamin C & antioxidants. Together they lighten blemishes & brighten skin. The orange peel removes blackheads and dead skin cells. It also delays fine signs of aging.

    How to Use: Rinse off your bar soap under the tap quickly before washing your hands, then create a generous lather by rubbing the soap with your hands for at least 20 seconds, circling around the hands and between the fingers. (For more on this, check out our Guide to Washing Your Hands.) Keep it dry between uses (and germ-free!).

    Product Ingredients: Papaya, Vegetable Glycerine Base, Olive Oil,  Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Orange Extract, Orange Peel

    Benefits / Features of using the product:  

    • Cleans the skin.
    • Soaps are anti-bacterial.
    • Washing off corrosive acids.
    • Removes oil and dirt.
    • Prevent acne and pimples.
    • Removal of impurities.

    Shelf Life: 24 Months

    Country of Origin: India

    Brand Name: Fuschia

    • Choose Femica handmade soaps over chemically loaded detergent bars
    • Always check ingredients (Do not purchase if not mentioned)
    • Ask for their method of manufacturing
    • Prefer handmade soaps for your babies and young children since they are more vulnerable to chemicals because of their thin, more permeable skin.
    • Buy from authentic licensed manufacturers
    • Spend on quality over quantity

    Remember, selling any cosmetic product without license number is a criminal offense. Don’t encourage your friend and family to do so!




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