Why use natural soap? The most common reason people use natural soap is because it’s gentle to the skin and makes it feel soft, unlike commercial soap which leaves skin feeling tight and dry. Commercial soaps are made with the same detergents used in dish soaps and floor cleaners. Manufacturers have to add all kinds of synthetic skin conditioners to make up for the fact that the harsh detergents are very drying to the skin. For example, Dove – yes the beloved Dove. The first ingredient, meaning it’s the predominant one, is Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, a synthetic detergent.
Another reason to use natural soap is avoiding synthetic fragrance oils also known as aroma chemicals, which are recognized by the FDA as “common contact allergens”. Many people are sensitive to these chemicals and experience headaches, dizziness, rashes & other skin irritations, even nausea, never suspecting that their soap may be the culprit. Our soap is made with only pure essential oils.
And it’s not just for people with sensitive skin or allergies. More and more people are becoming aware of what’s in their soap and feel good knowing that it’s made with natural vegetable oils not chemicals. They’re beginning to realize how constantly bombarding our bodies with these various chemicals stresses our immune system. It becomes overwhelmed by all of these chemical “invaders” and having to deal with them unnecessarily, rather than being able to focus on actual invaders like viruses and bacteria.