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But I want glycerin in my soap. . .


If it is Real Handmade Soap then it has glycerin because glycerin is a natural by-product of the soapmaking process.

Commercial soap manufacturers remove the glycerin because it "gums" up the milling machines and because it is a valuable commodity that can be sold to the cosmetic and other industries.  Real Handmade Soapmakers do not remove the glycerin because glycerin is a "humectant" which is a category of substances that attracts moisture. What this means to you is that soap with glycerin actually moisturizes your skin. Soap without glycerin dries it out. Glycerin is also what creates the lovely, silky feel that people typically associate with Real Handmade Soap.


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