The Benefits Of Organic Soap

Soap is a product that we use every day but many people are not aware that some soaps are better than others, particularly when it comes to skin care and health. Many of the soaps that you find in local stores contain detergents and other chemicals that are often bad for the skin. If you want to keep your skin safe from irritants and toxic substances, one of the best things you can do is switch to an organic soap. Organic soaps are made of natural ingredients with very little or no synthetic substances.

Make your own natural soap or buy organic for best results.People have been making soap for thousands of years and even today we still use basically the same process. Soap is made by combining fats or oils with lye. Lye was made the old-fashioned way by leaching water through wood ashes. When lye reacts with oils or fats, it produces soap and glycerine. Glycerine in soap acts as a moisturizer and lubricant, but it is often removed from many commercial soaps and replaced with cheap, harsh chemicals.

Ingredients In Organic Soap

The ingredients used in making soap and as well as the actual process defines the quality and the benefits you can get from using the finished product. When making soap, only pure oils or fats that are certified organic should be used. Artificial fragrances and colors should be avoided. If you want a scented or colored soap bar,choose one that uses essential oils from organically-grown plants and natural colorants. Common ingredients include aloe vera, cinnamon, organic oats, rosemary, sea salt, olive oil, organic goat milk, carrot, and rice bran.

Skin And Health Benefits

The biggest benefit of organic soaps is that they are mild and gentle on the skin. They do not contain the harsh chemicals found in commercial soaps that strip the skin of natural oils and cause skin irritations and allergies.

When making commercial soap, the glycerine that is formed during soap-making is removed and used for other purposes such as making beauty products, shampoos, food sweeteners, and glue. Without glycerine, commercial soaps make the skin dry and rough. Organic soap contains glycerine and helps keep your skin soft, smooth and healthy.

Organic soap is made from ingredients grown without chemical fertilizers and pesticides that can cause skin and health problems. It is also free from harmful preservatives and chemicals such as parabens and phthalates.

Environmental Benefits

No synthetic chemicals are used during the soap manufacturing process, thus keeping the environment safe. Commercial soaps, on the other hand, contain synthetic detergents, artificial colors, and synthetic fragrances. Antibacterial soaps often contain triclosan, a toxic substance linked to cancer. These dangerous chemicals can enter the water system and soil and pollute the environment.

Best For Sensitive Skin

Organic soap is ideal for individuals with sensitive skin who suffer from rashes, allergies and skin irritations when they use commercial or non-organic products. Because it is free from harsh and toxic substances, you don’t have to worry about toxins accumulating in your body and making you ill. Organic soaps may cost more than most commercial bar soaps but they are worth the price, knowing that you are taking care of your health as well as the environment.

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2 comments on “The Benefits Of Organic Soap

  1. I would love to be able to use organic soap all the time, but find that it is too costly for my budget. I do use it on occaision, but overall I use canus goats milk soap… is that considered close to being organic?

    • Hi Carol, there are a lot of great natural soap choices… your best option is to read the label and understand exactly what ingredients are in the soap. That should help you make a good decision.

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