Why Handmade?

Why Handmade Beer Soaps are Better Than Manufactured





  • It's soap made out of beer!  What more could you ask for?

    • The natural ingredients in beer are actually very good for your skin.  Hops acts as an agent to soothe irritated skin and contains amino acids that are essential in softening skin.  Polyphenals in the beer work as an anti bacterial and the sugars work up a great lather during washing.

  • We make our soaps with all natural ingredients.

    • We use plant based oils, water, beer,  lye, fragrance oils and therapeutic grade essential oils. If fragrance oils are a concern to you, please inquire which soaps contain these oils.

  • Hand made soaps are more moisturizing and better for your skin.

    • Because our soaps do not contain any harsh chemicals or ingredients, they are better for your skin.  The essential oils can help with various skin issues like rosacea, acne, eczema, and overly dry or sensitive skin.

  • Quality.

    • I make each and every one of my bars of soaps by hand, with love.  You get 100% one on one customer service with me, the owner and crafter.  There are no middle men.  There are no sales teams who are worried only about quota.  There are just my husband and I, working on building a family owned business who have your best interest at heart.  We actually care about our customers and strive to create a product that you will love too!

  • We never test on animals and remain 100% cruelty free.
    • As the owner and crafter of Through the Dutch Door, I personally test each and every batch 24 hours after they are made.  If it is gentle enough for me to use straight out of the mold, you can bet that I will trust you to use it on yourself, your children, and your pets after they are cured and wrapped.  Each soap is cured for at least 3 weeks before listed for sale.

  • They're fun and they make great gifts!

    • Have you ever given a gift of a wrapped up bar of soap you bought in bulk at Costco?  It probably wouldn't go over well!  But you give a gift of a handmade bar of soap, lovingly and beautifully wrapped with natural embellishments, and you're going to show someone you care.

Still not convinced?  Check out these real facts below!

Why Handmade Soap is Better Than Commercial

Ingredients of Commercial Soap and their Side Effects

FRAGRANCE
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
BHT
Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
COCAMIDE MEA
Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
PETROLATUM
Contamination concerns (PAHS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE,NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
PEG-5 COCAMIDE
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
MINERAL OIL
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
D&C GREEN 8
Use restrictions
D&C RED 33
Use restrictions
FD&C GREEN 3
Use restrictions
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE
Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE1,4-DIOXANE,ETHYLENE OXIDE1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
FD&C BLUE 1
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
PROPYLENE GLYCOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
AMMONIUM CHLORIDE
Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation
TETRASODIUM EDTA
Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
ETIDRONIC ACID
Use restrictions
TETRASODIUM ETIDRONATE
Use restrictions
CITRIC ACID
Use restrictions
SODIUM TALLOWATE
Ecotoxicology
GLYCOL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
SODIUM STEARATE
 Ecotoxicology
STEARIC ACID
Ecotoxicology
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
D&C YELLOW 10 ALUMINUM LAKE
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
PPG-9
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
SODIUM SULFATE
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
+ 10 other chemically formulated ingredients that do not yet have known side effects


Ingredients of Our Soap and Their Side Effects
Beer
Generates new skin cells, making skin look younger, regulates natural production of sebum, keeps skin’s natural pH balance, helps reduce acne,
COCONUT oil
Antifungal, antibacterial, protects against UV rays, contains fatty acids that remain under skin and improves skin tone and texture, moisturizes
olive oil
Contains antioxidants that work as a cleanser, moisturizer, and protectant, anti-aging, neutralizes free radicals that damage skin, penetrates deeply into the skin which allows natural healing for eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin.  Allows minimized  appearance of stretch marks.
Canola oil
Rich in Vitamins E and K, it helps moisturize skin, smooths tone and texture, antiaging, eradicates skin conditions and acne.
Sunflower oil
Contains antioxidants that work against damaging free radicals, builds and repairs tissue, anti-inflammatory, reduces eczema, acne, dryness, protects against UV rays, helps skin maintain moisture, regenerates skin cells, eradicates acne bacteria, helps your skin maintain a youthful, smooth appearance, makes your skin less sensitive to free radicals.
WATER
Innocuous
sodium hydroxide
The ingredient that makes soap, soap.  Alone it is highly caustic but during the saponification process, it is transformed into soap.  It is the cleaning agent of the soap. Notice this highly important ingredient is missing from the above mentioned commercial soap.  Thus making commercial soap not real soap, but a chemically modified version of soap.


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