Updated: Jan 26
WHAT IS NATURAL SOAP?
Natural soaps are well, natural. They are made using a variety of natural sources, including organic ingredients. A natural soap is usually formed by combining plant-based oils and butters that are rich in nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. These are the type of ingredients that your skin, hair and body need and will love. Natural soaps can also be enhanced with many other natural ingredients like salts, clays, plant extracts and essential oils, which have naturally occurring minerals and healing benefits.
Handmade soap retains its natural glycerin from the method of mixing Lye with fats (oils, such as coconut and olive). Through the saponification process (mixing these oils with lye) the chemical reaction creates a very high glycerin soap. You can feel the difference! It is completely natural and really good for your skin. With us, you get real soap.
WHAT'S SO BAD ABOUT COMMERCIAL SOAP?
Most commercially produced soaps contain lathering agents, stabilizers, synthetic fragrances, and preservatives. The color is synthetic and they aren't made "fresh". When looking at the ingredients in a commercially made soap, we usually see chemicals and words we can’t even pronounce.
Your skin is the body’s largest organ and it is very porous and absorbent. It absorbs whatever it comes in contact with. As important it is to feed our bodies with healthy and nutritious foods, it's just as important to feed our skin healthy products made with healthy ingredients.
These horrible chemicals and toxins find their way into our eco-system too! Every time a product goes down the drain, it's pollutants are going with it. Reports have revealed that synthetic chemicals from soap, body washes, shampoos and other products were getting through the filters at water purification plants. The list of offenders included phthalates, which are linked to reproductive disorders in both humans and animals, and parabens, a preservative, which is another carcinogen, and Sodium Laurel Sulphate, used as a lathering agent known as a carcinogen.
Buying and supporting all natural soap crafters creates healthier environments, communities, and bodies!