With more beauty lovers opting for greener, cleaner choices, thankfully, conscious beauty is a trend that isn’t going anywhere. From organic moisturizers to natural shampoos, the options are endless, but how much attention do we pay to our humble bar of soap? Over the counter soaps are just as guilty as other products when it comes to being more harmful than we think. Here, we reveal the many benefits of switching to all natural, handmade soap and why your body will thank you for it!
1. Natural handmade soap is kinder to your body
Like so many other beauty products, over the counter soaps are loaded with toxic chemicals that are known carcinogens or hormone and endocrine disruptors. The usual suspects to look out for (and avoid!) are parabens, SLS and synthetic fragrances. By switching to handmade soaps you’ll be washing without those harmful ingredients, using only kinder, natural ones.
2. Indulge in loving self-care
Coming in all manner of pretty colours, studded with petals or seeds, handmade soaps and an affordable way to add some luxury into your bathing routine. Upgrade your self-care ritual up a level by cleansing with a deliciously fragrant natural soap, loaded with goodness.
3. Help protect the environment…
Those harmful nasties in regular soaps don’t just harm out bodies, but the planet too. They don’t biodegrade and chemicals like triclosan (now banned thankfully!) have been found in rivers, lakes and oceans. When detergents in soaps get into natural bodies of water, they cause algae to grow. This in turn depletes the water’s oxygen levels for the fish and creatures that inhabit it.
4. …and animals too!
So often, mass marketed soaps made by cosmetic and pharmaceutical giants are tested on animals. It’s impossible for advocate for the ethical justification of these practices, and by making the switch to natural soaps you’ll be ensuring what you use to wash with is cruelty free. If you love your furry friends then all natural, handmade soaps are your beauty best friend.
5. Experience the aromatic wonders of essential oils
When made with natural essential oils, handmade soaps impart alluring mood-boosting fragrances while you wash. From the zesty, energizing zing of orange essential oil to sensual and relaxing ylang-ylang essential oil, there’s a type of soap for whatever feeling you want to cultivate that day. Furthermore, essential oils like peppermint possess antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties too.
6. Harness the power of wellness-enhancing ingredients
Not only are natural soaps free from harmful chemicals, they’re actually made from ingredients with potent, health-enhancing properties. From poppy seeds that gently exfoliate and slough away dead skin cells to antioxidant-rich turmeric and mineral-dense spinach, treat yourself to a soap that offers the beauty benefits you want.
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Disclaimer: Regulations set forth by the FDA prohibit bath and body companies from making health-related claims about beauty products. We are not medical or healthcare professional and do not claim that the use of our products may have a positive effect on pre-existing physical and/or mental health conditions. The information in our listings pertains to the properties of specific ingredients used in the product.