FAQ - Handmade soaps
We wanted a soap that produced proven natural action on the skin with a minimal load on Mother Nature. In the market, we struggled to find a soap that we could feel good about using on ourselves and our families. Most soaps for dry and oily skin were either made with synthetic chemicals like Sodium Lauryl sulfate and Propylene Glycol or curated with artificial fragrances and chemical preservatives. Even the so-called natural, organic and handmade herbal soaps may not be 100% natural, as they may contain artificial chemicals or synthetic fragrances.
Therefore, we crafted CAMIA with love and nature. CAMIA is rooted in science and embellished by traditions. The mystic natural fragrances used in CAMIA handmade herbal organic soaps for dry and oily skin have a fascinating legacy of use for cleansing and curing dating back to medieval times.
Most commercial soaps for dry and oily skin available in the market may fall under the category of detergents, or maybe a mixture of soaps and detergents. They usually contain artificial colors, fragrances, and preservatives that could irritate the skin temporarily or cause perennial problems like dry skin, wrinkles, and rigidity.
Away from herbal handmade organic soaps, chemical soaps contain Propylene glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Lauryl sulfate (SLS), etc., which are non-biodegradable and may be harmful to humans and the environment.
Next time you are buying soap for dry and oily skin, please read the ingredient label carefully. And do not forget to check out the benefits offered by herbal handmade organic and herbal soaps in contrast to your regular chemical soap for dry and oily skin.
Many companies use mass-produced soap bases to make handmade soaps. The soap base may contain ingredients that may or may not be natural. Additionally, when the soap base is melted at very high temperatures for mixing with natural ingredients, these natural ingredients lose their integrity and beneficial properties.
Honest herbal handmade soaps and organic soaps for dry and oily skin are made from scratch, with controlled ingredients and customized processes that unlock the full potential of cold-pressed organic oils and elevate natural fragrances, and hence are regarded as the best soaps for dry skin and skin whitening.
Milling is a high-temperature mechanized process where soap flakes are pressed using rollers while different ingredients are added intermittently while the roller is in motion. The milled mixture is continuously heated to remove excess moisture through evaporation. The heat produced in milling may alter the properties and functionality of ingredients, even if cold-pressed organic ingredients are used.
On the contrary, Handmade soap making is moderately mechanized. The ingredients in herbal handmade organic soaps undergo a cold process, which ensures the preservation of their nutrients, vitamins, and enzymes in handmade soaps. Herbal handmade organic soaps have a reputation for being more nourishing and richly moisturizing.
Essential oils are naturally aromatic oils that are known to have curing and cleansing properties when used within permissible limits. The ancients found many uses for essential oils, notably as cosmetic solutions, antimicrobials, memory boosters, and sleep inducers. Essential oils may also provide a refreshing, subtle aromatherapy experience during a bath or shower.
Most essential oils are extracted through a steam distillation process from flowers, nuts, bark, or other parts of aromatic plants.
We use certified organic oils, natural salts, and plant essential oils (as fragrances) to make our herbal handmade and organic soaps.
The handmade soaps for dry and oily skin are free from artificial colors, sulfates, parabens, and preservatives. A dose of science and a dash of nature are what make the CAMIA herbal organic soaps truly balanced.
Soaps are made through a chemical process called saponification. During this process, lye is inevitable as a catalyst to convert oil or fatty acids to Salt, glycerine, and Water.
The Lye that catalyzes saponification is fully used up and does not remain even in traces in the finished product.
Our certified organic palm oil is sustainably produced on plantations in Southeast Asia and carefully shipped out to other places. We support organic, sustainable agriculture, and fair-trade practices.
No. Our handmade organic and natural soaps for dry and oily skin are packed in materials that are 100% biodegradable and recyclable.
We run a zero-effluent facility, and we are in the process of getting a green certification for our factory premises. We have taken care to avoid any ingredients in our products that could harm nature.
We do not use any animal products in our herbal handmade organic soaps, including milk, lanolin, emu oil, fish oil, mink oil, honey, beeswax, tallow, or urea. Hence, it can be classified as Vegan.
Our Organic and Herbal handmade soaps for dry and oily skin are also cruelty-free, and we do not test them on any animals or birds.
We have taken great care to avoid known allergens while choosing the ingredients for CAMIA handmade organic soap. The soap has also been dermatologically tested for allergic reactions. However, it must be understood that allergies are extremely subjective and circumstantial.
If you suspect any allergies, stop using the soap immediately and consult your doctor.
Several clinical studies have shown that mint, coffee, eucalyptus, camphor, and other essential oils can be consumed along with homeopathic drugs if a gap of 10–15 minutes is maintained between their respective consumptions. Please follow the instructions of your homeopathic practitioner carefully.
Depending on your usage, the handmade soap may last for 40–50 showers. It is advisable to leave handmade organic soaps in a dry, airy place after a bath or shower to ensure a longer and better soap life.
CAMIA handmade organic herbal soaps have a shelf life of up to two years from the date of manufacture. Although handmade organic soaps usually get better with age, we recommend using our soaps as soon as possible after purchase. Our scented soaps should be used within 3 months once they are removed from the pack.
Although the soaps will not be "spoiled" even after that, you may notice some changes with aging, like dulling of color or fading of the scents from our pure natural essential oils.
You can find CAMIA organic handmade soaps on leading e-commerce sites, supermarkets, and select pharmacies. You could also purchase it through the CAMIA e-commerce site to avail yourself of loyalty benefits.
Castile Soaps trace their name to the place of their origin in Castile, Spain. Castile soaps are just like regular soaps for dry and oily skin, except that they are made from vegetable oils and not from any animal fat.
While CAMIA handmade organic soaps for dry and oily skin are exceptionally mild and safe, they are not tear-free. If using on babies, take care to avoid soap getting into the baby’s eyes. We recommend unscented soaps for babies, as their skin could be sensitive to some of the essential oils in our scented soaps.
Yes, our handmade organic soaps clean hair very well, but they can leave a tangly look and feel if used in isolation. It is important to follow up such use of soap with a hair rinse using an acidic conditioner to retain the soft and silky texture of your hair.
Our products are gluten-free and do not contain soy, nuts, or any other common allergens. If you have sensitive skin and have developed an allergy, stop using it immediately and consult your doctor.