Sunday, September 6, 2009

What do you wash with?

Do you think you are using soap?

Check the label.
Chances are the word "soap"
will never grace the packaging!

It isn't "allowed".....
because it is not
real soap.

Most bars are labeled "bath"
or "beauty" bars.....
and most are synthetic petroleum based
(Care for a dip in an oil well?)

I often wondered why my skin felt like it was on fire after using commercial "soap". Petroleum based products clog the pores, besides being.....well, petroleum! Again, check your labels! Mineral oil, another petroleum by product, is in a lot of skin care products, especially lotions.
Skin is the body's largest organ so we should take special care of it - it will be with us for a lifetime. Thank God it is in a constant state of renewal, so all hope is never lost. We can all start catering to our skin today.

Another skin irritant used in many skin products is a detergent sudsing element called SLS or sodium laureth sulfate. This additive can be very drying to the skin.

Two other possible irritants in commercial "soap" are triethanolamine and propylene glycol. Triethanolamine is a frequent sensitizer used as a dispersing agent - also a detergent. Detergents strip the skin of moisture and its natural oils. Propylene glycol is now being replaced by safer glycols, so this is good for us how?

So what do I use?
Well... an all natural glycerin soap base.....
a vegetable oil based product (which can be labeled vegan) containing coconut oil, palm oil, castor seed and safflower seed oils.

These chief ingredients add significantly to the moisture enhancing characteristics of the glycerin soap itself, making the soap much kinder and nourishing to skin.

This is my starting healthy which I
add a variety of skin-pampering "goodies" to create many kinds of soaps (all good for you) for lots of different purposes.

The seeds exfoliate.

Oatmeal softens.

Many of the herbs and spices are naturally anti-bacterial,
antiseptic and
many other "anti's" while smelling good too!

Melon Medley
And the ones containing the actual fruit
puree or juice carry the benefits of all the vitamins and minerals as well. For instance, fruit contains high concentrations of vitamin C which clarifies and
tightens the skin.

And many contain more than one of these qualities because they are a combination of ingredients making them that much better to use!
with real purpose.....
check it out at Sonata Soap!

So there you have it......your lesson is done for today....
but the question still remains.....

.........what do YOU wash with?

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  1. That was super informative! Thank you so much! =)

  2. I cannot use those harsh soaps either:( I will definitely have to try out yours, I'm a glycerin gal from way back!