Natural soap is quite a different product than most of the commercial “soaps” you would find on store-shelves these days. In fact, that bottle of colorful, foaming liquid you use all over you body on a daily basis is more accurately classified as a strong detergent. One that contains numerous petrochemicals and sometimes even known toxins.
This is not good for you, the environment and also completely unnecessary.
However, few people are not clear on what natural soap is. Just because it says so on the packaging doesn’t necessarily mean it is true. And to complicate things even further natural isn’t always synonymous with “good” either.
That is where this site comes in. Here you will find articles related to soap of all kinds, what it is, what the ingredients are, where to buy it or even how to make it yourself. On the way we may also publish content on related topics such as shampoo, various household detergents etc.
Defining natural soap
I won’t go deeply into the topic right of the bat. But let’s establish a basic definition first: all natural soap should be exactly that – all natural. It (as in the finalized product) shouldn’t contain harsh, synthetic chemicals that you know aren’t good for you. Have a look at the ingredient list found on the detergent bars in your local store – it is likely to be a long list of things that you have no idea what they actually are. Various parabens for example are used in a plethora of commercial products, where they act as a preservative. The problem is that these substances have been linked with cancer.
And did you know that one of the main ingredients in many liquid soaps, SLES or SLS, was originally used to clean grimy garage floors. Hardly what you would want to soak your child’s tender skin in, is it?
The best pure natural soap is free from these harsh ingredients and toxins. This will help revitalizing your skin and may even delay some of the effects of the inevitable aging process.
Particularly if you make your own soap, you have full control over what ingredients are added and are free to choose whatever scent pleases you – or entirely scent-free if that is what you prefer. Soaps that are all natural doesn’t contain any dangerous chemicals to harm you or your family.