Natural Soap Versus Regular Soap

Posted on Thursday 27 August 2009

Soap is one of the oldest and most popular human cleansing products in the world. Over the years, the manufacturing of soap has undergone many changes which now allow consumers to have a much better choice in what they use to clean themselves. Two soap products available on the market are regular soap and natural soap.

Regular Soap

Although we refer to them as soaps, regular soap is really a form of detergent. Products that are identified as detergents contain such ingredients as petroleum by products. Regular soap is created using mass product manufacturing methods. The ingredients can include: DEA, Glycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, BHT, Triclosan, Alkali, and sodium tallowate. These chemicals can be source of skin irritation that can result in dry, itchy, and flaky skin. As well, sodium tallowate is a by product of beef fat.

Other unhealthy ingredients that can be found in regular soaps include: aluminum, formaldehyde, butyl, ethyl, methyl, and propyl parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, synthetic colorants, synthetic fragrances, and toluene. Continual use of chemical loaded products will cause the body to store the chemicals in the body fat. With enough buildup of toxins in the body, illness such as cancer can occur. Natural Soap With the increase in research studies showing the harmful effects of chemicals in our products, natural soap is becoming a more popular choice for many consumers. Natural soaps are normally made with ingredients as natural botanical oils such as palm, coconut, jojoba, and olive oil. They are all-natural so they do not contain any chemicals or additives. Quality natural soaps are made without animal products and are cruelty-free. Oatmeal, almonds, and various plant extracts are commonly found in natural soaps.

Studies have shown important health benefits of using natural soap. This type of soap is very mild and can relieve such conditions as psoriasis, eczema, as well as being very gentle on people with sensitive skin. Natural fragrance soap promotes relaxation and stress relief. As well, another beneficial ingredient that can be found in natural soaps is Bentonite clay. Bentonite clay binds with and removes toxins from the body. It also helps increase soap lather.

Natural soap does not remove the skins natural oils. These soaps are processed at cool temperatures so that all of the natural ingredients remain intact, and as a result, the user receives all of the healthy properties. The skin is nourished and revitalized leaving a soft and smooth texture.

There are a number of natural soaps that can be used on both the face and body. There are natural soaps that contain ingredients specifically for anti-aging treatment and other conditions that require natural healing properties. Natural soap is an easy to acquire and affordable indulgence that will cultivate a pampered feeling.

The skin is the largest protective organ of the body. It is important that we take care of it by implementing a daily skin care heath routine. Using natural soaps is one way to ensure soft, health, and shiny skin.

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