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The Benefits of Organic Soap

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

It wasn't that long ago when trying to find anything organic was difficult and expensive. We've now realized the benefits of eating organic and also using products that are organic. Organic soap and body products have many benefits and some you may not have thought about.

Organic soap does not have harsh detergents, which in turn does not harm our skin or pollute our water supply or soil. Large corporations need to cover massive overhead costs therefore many ingredients tend to be less desirable.

Some bad actors in the soap world are:

Triclosan - the antibacterial ingredient that is actually classified as a pesticide and interferes with hormone functions. Pretty scary to know that, up until very recently, it was an ingredient in Colgate toothpaste!

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate - the ingredient that makes bubbles - depending on the manufacturing process, sodium laureth sulfate may be contaminated with ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane, which are carcinogens and toxic.

Parabens - a preservative which also interferes with hormone function

Those are only three of many. If you look at a regular beauty bar (they can't call it soap unless it's really soap) you can Google the ingredients you're not sure about. It can be an eye opener.

Organic and natural soaps without any harmful ingredients will alway be better for our skin and the environment.

Soaps that are made with ingredients we know aren't going to be harmful to us, leave us feeling with a sense of relief instead of being recipients of marketing campaigns. Antibacterial soaps do nothing but harm our health, when all you need is good soap and water to wash the germs down the drain.

Getting back to basics is important. It still amazes me that soap can only have a few natural ingredients. For instance, saponified olive oil can become soap. (looking for that mind blowing emoji) So why do large manufacturers need to incorporate so many nasty ingredients into their bars? Profits. They're not doing you any favours.

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

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