Skin is the largest protective organ of the body. It is important that we take care of it by implementing a healthy daily skin care routine. Soap is one of the oldest and most popular human cleansing products in the world. Over the years, the manufacturing of soap has undergone many changes which now allow consumers to have a much better choice in what they use to clean themselves.
Although it's referred to it as “soap”, it’s actually a form of detergent. Detergents contain harmful ingredients such as petroleum byproducts, DEA, Isopropyl Alcohol, BHT, Triclosan, Alkali, and Sodium Tallowate (byproduct of beef fat). These chemicals may lead to irritation that results in dry, itchy and flaky skin.
Other dangerous ingredients found in commercial soap includes: aluminum, formaldehyde, butyl, ethyl, methyl, and propyl parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, synthetic colorants, synthetic fragrances, and toluene. Over time skin absorbs and stores these chemicals in our body fat. A constant buildup of toxins contributes to life threatening diseases such as cancer.
Natural soap is becoming a more popular choice for many consumers because it lacks hazardous chemicals or additives. They usually contain ingredients such as botanical oils (palm kernel, coconut, jojoba, and olive oil), oatmeal, herbs, and various plant extracts. Quality soaps are produced without animal testing and are cruelty-free.
In proven studies, important health benefits of using natural soap include relief of conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and are very gentle for those with sensitive skin. Naturally fragranced soap promotes relaxation and stress relief. Bentonite clay is often used in natural soap. It removes and binds with toxins in the body.
Most importantly, it won’t strip skin of its natural oils. The soap is processed at cool temperatures which allows all of the natural ingredients to remain intact. Leaving skin nourished and revitalized with a soft and smooth texture.