What's wrong with commercial soap?

Posted by Fernanda Longo on

Commercial soap isn't what it used to be. Even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proclaim that "Today there are few true soaps in the market. Most body cleansers, both liquid and solid, are actually synthetic detergent products”.

The problem with these products is that they do not have the most valuable ingredient, glycerin, from the saponification process. 

Glycerin is a natural humectant and it attracts moisture to the skin and it has soothing properties. Many large commercial soap manufacturers separate the glycerin from the soap to sell or use in other more expensive products. Then, they add synthetic ingredients, detergents, foaming agents, and artificial fragrances to what is left in the “soap” to simulate the properties of what is removed. Couple  of these ingredients, for example, are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). They cause dryness in the skin because they strip the moisture and important natural oils from the skin. Also, because they are so harsh on the skin, they can lead to irritation and contribute to many skin issues as eczema, psoriasis, among many others.

Here at Eden Daily Essentials, we make old-fashioned true COLD PROCESS SOAP. Our soaps have natural vegetable glycerin from the saponification process, and high super fat to moisturize your skin while cleaning it! 

We use a blend of plant oils and butters, and a high super fat. That way you get properties and benefits of shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, castor oil, and sustainable palm oil. You also can enjoy the aromatic benefits of pure essential oils, and nutritious benefits of natural additives as activated charcoal, clays, fruits, veggies & spices (turmeric, orange peel, spinach, etc). Ingredients may vary in each soap to give different scents and colors. And we make our own essential oil blends in-house, so you will never find our scents elsewhere.

Going from a synthetic detergent products to a natural cold process soap is a small change you can make that will give you great short term rewards for your skin, and long term rewards for your overall health.

You can check out our all natural & handmade soaps here.  


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