What Is Natural Soap All About?

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When people look at making a switch to a natural lifestyle, they usually clean up their diet and get started with an exercise routine. That usually includes amazing things such as yoga, running or joining a gym.

They’ll drink good food, drink more water and may even look at doing detoxes to help rid their bodies of toxins that have built up over years of bad habits.

What many people don’t realize though is that toxins can be fairly easily absorbed by their skin. (1)

When we look at our daily routine and products that we tend to use daily, soap stands out as one that is used from head to toe. From shampoos and conditioners to hand and body washes, soaps come in two different varieties, liquid and bar. Bars of soap are made with sodium hydroxide while liquid soaps are typically made with potassium hydroxide.

Why Use Natural and Handcrafted Soap

Many people have skin that tends to be sensitive to mass manufactured cleansers. Notice the word there. Cleansers. Mass produced cleansers are not considered soaps, they are detergents. This is because of the chemicals that goes into creating them.

By using natural soap, you’re using a soap that isn’t made with the same harsh chemicals.

Our unique, lathering soaps are made with a base of organic olive oil, organic coconut and organically grown and pressed hemp seed oil. This leads to a bar that is very moisturizing and nourishing for sensitive and dry skin.

The Moisturizing Benefits of Natural Soap

Did you know that when large scale soap companies manufacture their soaps, they typically extract the glycerin (a by product of soap making) to sell? That sucks. Glycerin is extremely nourishing and moisturizing for the skin and removing it from the soap during manufacturing makes the bar harsher for your skin.

On top of being made with premium botanical ingredients, natural soap makers will leave the natural glycerin in the soap while it’s curing. That leads to a bar that is not only good for most skin types, but it can also lead to softer, more supple skin.

Choosing a Natural Soap

When shopping for a natural soap, you should treat it the same way as shopping for food. Read the ingredients!

if you look at the back of most “natural” soaps sold in department stores or grocery stores you’ll be shocked to lean that they aren’t natural at all. They contain ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate(2) which is a chemical that creates bubbles in soaps and shampoos. How can they be called natural? Health Canada and the FDA don’t have strict guidelines on what a product needs to be called, only that the ingredients need to be shown. A savvy marketing person could create a chemical detergent and call it organic without so much as a slap on the wrist.

As a general guideline, you’ll want to look for a soap that has ingredients that you’re familiar with. Some common ingredients found in soap are:

Clays (such as green or kaolin) Coconut Oil
Essential Oils Goat’s Milk
Hemp Seed Oil Mango Butter
Olive Oil Shea Butter

Whether you love the soothing smell of lavender or the peppy scent of peppermint, our natural soap collection is hand crafted in Ontario and can be shipped throughout Canada and the USA!

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