Despite not spending too much thought on the topic, soap plays a very big part in our day to day lives. Whether it be while in the shower, after using the bathroom or after getting your hands a bit dirty, we are always using it. But has it ever occurred to you how important it is to choose something that will not only disinfect your hands but that is safe for the whole family and yourself?
I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing about the negative effects of using mass produced shampoos and conditioners due to the added chemicals found in them but it is important. It’s the same with liquid soaps (as is the most common kind of soap used in today’s household). Like shampoo and conditioner, mass produced soap contain SLS, parabens and synthetic fragrance that has not only been proven to cause ailments in the body but also dry out the skin. Mass produced soap companies also usually remove glycerin from their recipes, meaning their soaps are extremely harsh and drying on your skin.
So, what should you instead?
Instead, use handmade soap made from all natural ingredients like natural oils, essential oils and flowers. You will find them in a variety of scents and varieties that will suit your specific skin type and needs. Plus, as an added benefit, most of them are vegan, cruelty-free and organic and they look good enough to eat (not recommended)!
To prevent icky things building on the bar, make sure you purchase smaller bars or cut your bar in half and store the other half for later or use it in another room in the house.
Let us know what you think and if you have any favourite handmade soap recipes to share!