Blackberry Creek doesn't cut any corners in manufacturing the best natural handmade soap available anywhere. Why? Because the people who manufacture Blackberry Creek Soap have extremely sensitive skin. Their family uses the soap. And their customers are treated like family.
Why is olive oil soap good for you?
Olive oil has been known to be good for you since 500 B.C. and is one of Nature's most beneficial products. We all know that olive oil reduces cholesterol when you consume it with foods. But did you know that consuming olive oil is also good for your skin? Olive oil is a monounsaturated fatty acid that contains linolenic, alpha-linolenic, and oleic acid. These acids help the body manufacture prostaglandins which moisten the skin and make it smoother and more firm. Olive oil contains antioxidants which fight cell degeneration. Hydroxytyrosol is a very powerful antioxidant found only in olive oil.
Blackberry Creek offers all the fantastic benefits of olive oil in its soap and handcrafts it in a way that benefits not only the skin but the senses as well. That's because it's incredibly beautiful and delicately scented. It's the best olive oil soap money can buy.
The fact that natural soap does have a shelf life is an incentive to you to buy your soap online from a reputable source. Natural soap is expensive to stock in specialty stores and store owners are reluctant to dispose of obsolete inventory. Always smell the soap found on specialty store shelves to make sure the soap has not become rancid.
Blackberry Creek creates their soap in small batches to insure the rapid turnover of inventory. It's a more expensive way but the best way to run a natural soap company.
Second, it depends what you're comparing it to. My soap is priced very competitively with other all-natural soaps. Of course it's more expensive than commercial soaps. Most commercial soaps extract many of the most useful substances in their soap while hot processing thousands of pounds of soap at the same time. Most noticeably they extract the glycerin from the soap. Glycerin is important for moisturizing your skin. The commercial soap companies are happy to sell the glycerin back to you in their lotions and creams to treat the conditions their soap causes you in the first place.
Third, put the cost of natural soap in perspective. How many baths or showers can you take using a 3.5 oz. bar of natural soap? 30? 40? Let's use thirty for an example. We currently charge $ 4.97 for a bar of natural soap. That would mean it costs you about 14 cents for each shower or bath. Suppose your bath takes 15 minutes. How many things can you think of that are this pleasurable and healthy for you that you can enjoy for 15 minutes for 14 cents? You can indulge yourself 15 minutes each day for a month for about the cost of a cup of Starbucks coffee that you drink in five minutes that isn't that good for you.
Lastly, if you use high quality Blackberry Creek Soap you don't need the plethora of moisturizing products most people need to replace the moisture in your skin the cheap commercial soap removes.
So is it expensive? No. And I didn't even consider the value of the beauty and incredible fragrance this soap adds to your home 24 hours a day when you're not taking a bath or a shower. Blackberry Creek Soap is a bargain.
We do recommend that you buy three or more bars of soap to minimize your cost for shipping.
I didn't like using the 100% olive oil soap because it just didn't lather well probably because I have extremely hard water. But Blackberry Creek Soap lathers well regardless of the hardness of your water because... you guessed it... the other natural ingredients it contains (palm oil).
The soap I tried was not beautiful in any way and did not have any fragrance... I missed them both.
I will never criticize other soap companies. There are some great companies and good people making natural soap. I would encourage you to compare Blackberry Creek Soap to the competition. I welcome it. That way you can draw your own conclusions.
Do they use the same quality of ingredients? I've seen some natural soap sold at a price that's less than the cost of the raw materials used to make our soap and we obviously buy in bulk quantities.
Is it truly natural soap handmade from scratch or is it start out as a commercial slab? Is it hand-stirred and therefore more labor intensive?
So it could be any of these reasons, or combinations of these reasons, to explain why one soap is priced more or less than another. Our soap will always be priced fairly and to make it as affordable as possible to our customers to enjoy and use every day.
Some suggest the large, flat shape gives the illusion that you're getting more soap for the money. Others suggest they make it flat because people expect natural soap to be flat. Regardless of why it's flat, it's hard hold and easy to drop! Aside from the inconvenience of having to pick it up, did you ever drop soap on your foot? Ouch!
Blackberry Creek thinks natural soap should be easy to use. That's why their natural soap is made in a familiar, easy-to-hold 3.5 oz. bar that fits on conventional soap dishes and bath and shower soap holders.
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