Can Your Skin Tell The Difference When You Use Natural Soap?

In the last few decades, people have become a lot more conscious about the products they use and what sorts of toxins are contained in them. This began with a desire to eat whole foods that were free of the same, and then slowly trickled down into body care products. While you may be taking as many precautions as you can to avoid toxins altogether, there may be some oversights in an area or two of your life. One of the things consumers don’t often think about are the toxins that they are taking in through their skin. This is especially true when it comes to the type of soap you use. Have you ever noticed that mass-produced, store-bought soaps always look and smell the same, no matter how old the bars are?  Well, it makes sense seeing as how these "soaps" are actually detergent bars that are often filled with toxins, chemicals, dyes and fragrances full of phthalates....they are made in an industrial process to make them last forever on the store shelves.  If you haven’t yet made the switch and you are ready to rid your household of these toxic body products, then you should start purchasing natural, handmade soaps!

Why Should You Use Natural Soaps?

The first group of people who found out all of the benefits of natural soaps were, of course, those with sensitive skin. Mass-produced soaps cause a severe reaction in those who have skin that is easily agitated. By choosing to use natural soap, someone with sensitive skin can likely avoid, or at least reduce the issues that come with skin that can become irritated quickly.

Natural soap does not only benefit those who have skin problems, however. The chemicals that are in mass-produced soap will almost always dry out the skin of anyone who uses it. This is due to the fact that the naturally occurring glycerin in these soaps is removed and replaced by synthetic chemicals that create great suds and guarantee longevity on store shelves. The valuable glycerin, an excellent moisturizing agent that fights the drying effects of soap, is a hot commodity in the lotion and skin care industries.

What Sort of Ingredients are in Natural Soaps?

Natural soaps are usually made with vegetable oils that are saponified using lye (no lye is left in the finished soap). Every oil has specific properties that make them desireable in making soap. A natural soap maker usually has a favorite, tried-and-true base recipe he or she uses and will change by adding different essential oils, natural colors, exotic oils and butters, herbs, botanicals and more. At Artliss, some of our favorite soap ingredients are goat's milk, calendula herbal oil, extra virgin olive oil and neem oil, to name a few. We also love to be generous with our essential oils - when we use them. Most other soap makers are not so generous. We love our soap bars to smell wonderful! One thing to know is that unlike fragrance oils, essential oils used in soap do not leave an overpowering scent on the skin when rinsed off.

Support Natural Soapers & Support Local Businesses! Start Shopping Natural Soaps Now

By deciding to buy natural, handmade soaps you are supporting local businesses and not contributing to the detrimental effects of questionable industrial practices on our environment and health. If you are interested in buying the very best natural soap on the market, it’s time to start shopping Artliss Natural Soap & Body Care Products today! We have a number of soaps you can choose from. All of which will be better for you body, and better for our world in the long run. Check out our selection today!