There are a lot of amazing soapers out there, I've watched them on YouTube, checked out their products and have been amazed at the creativity of some of these folks.
One thing they all seem to have in common, at least the ones I've seen, is the benefits of the oils used in homemade soaps. While some soapers concentrate on the colors and scents of their soaps more than others, they all seem to want to make a moisturizing bar of soap.
That's pretty much it in a nutshell. Moisture. Every handmade bar of soap I've ever used is much kinder to my skin than anything I've ever purchased at the store. When I first started making soap back in the day my son, Howie, put it best when he said that using my homemade soap didn't make his skin feel like an old dried out rubber tire. High praise from a teenager.
I know what the ingredients are in my soap, some I purchase from the grocery store because they are the only non-GMO and/or organic ingredients I can find. Some I purchase online from reputable companies. I use the same ingredient's for Joy's Handcrafted Soaps that I use for making soap for my family.
I don't use micas for color because I'm not sure what makes the colors in the various micas. I don't use fragrance oils for the same reason, I don't know what's in them.
The soaps in the Joy's Handcrafted Soaps shop are made from natural ingredients. I hope you'll give them a try and enjoy using them as much as I enjoy making them.