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Why homemade laundry soap is bad?

Why homemade laundry soap is bad

For economic and health reasons, homemade laundry soap is very popular nowadays. Many people like to use homemade laundry soap to replace washing powder, but there are many homemade laundry soaps that are not suitable for some groups to apply. , Be sure to master the ingredients of homemade laundry soap, and some of the damage it may bring.

First, what are the harms of self-made homemade soap? The purity of raw materials cannot be guaranteed. Where do the raw materials for self-made homemade soap come from? How much is the purity? Can this kind of handicraft workshop ensure that and the purity of the soap will determine the success or failure of the saponification reaction, there is no best proportion, the finished product quality cannot be guaranteed?

Second, the alkaline properties. Whether it is homemade soap, essential oil soap, or toilet soap, there is no way to deny its alkaline properties. The PH value of general soap will be 6-7, and human skin is acidic, that is, between 5.5 and 6.5. Only The pH value of oily skin will be in the middle of 6-7, so in general, handmade soap is still suitable for oily skin points, but also pay attention to the difference in the body pH value due to the intake of acidic fruits or too much alkaline food.

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Third, the shelf life is short. Because no unnecessary additives are added, the shelf life is shorter. Potential damage to the skin. The alkali agent used for saponification reaction with vegetable oils, sodium hydroxide solution itself is very harmful to the skin, and because there is no sufficient purification process to remove residual alkali, it is more likely to cause irritation to the skin.

homemade laundry soap can RUIN your clothing:

Every time you wash your clothing soap buildup buries itself inside of the textiles. This build-up can create a water-repelling effect which might be why your reusable towels aren’t super great at absorbing water, but can also leave an oily residue behind.

When soap accumulates in your clothing it will actually attract and trap dirt in your textiles. It quite literally makes your clothing DIRTY the exact opposite thing you want from a laundry detergent…

homemade laundry soap can RUIN your washing machine:

The same soap that builds up in your textiles is also building up in your washing machine. This can cause mold or mildew to grow inside your machine.

And, this is the real problem I have with homemade laundry soap – they will void your machine’s warranty.