Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Advantages of Handmade Soap Over the Commonly Available Commercial Products

Do you know that skin is the largest organ of our body? And it is because of the 3000 square inches of skin on our body, we survive. Therefore, it is important to take proper care of our skin. However, the basic care we undertake for skin is toxic and dangerous. How? Almost all of us use a bathing soap to clean our body (skin) and majority of soaps contains harmful chemicals which in long run give us plenty of health problems.

Soaps that we generally use are 'commercial' soaps and are actually detergents. Petroleum products, harsh chemicals and cheap perfumes (rather than fragrance oils or essential oils) are used to produce these detergent based soaps. These soaps contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS which is a skin, eye and respiratory tract irritant and also allows other toxins to penetrate the skin and enter the blood stream. SLS also mimics the activity of the hormone Oestrogen and may, therefore, cause cancer. Most of the soaps also contain Paraben which is used as a preservative. Parabens also raises concerns because of the fact that many health researchers have shown some evidence of problems on several levels. Many of these soaps include animal fat (unused by-products that are obtained from the meat industry at a very low cost).

The alternative to these chemical laden soaps are definitely 'Natural Handmade Soaps'. Natural Handmade Soaps are made with all natural and vegan products like essential oils, glycerin, shea butter etc. Natural soaps do not make your skin rough, red or dry after a shower or bath. Handmade soaps have natural moisturizers that keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

Natural soaps are environment friendly since they leave out chemical ingredients. They are also good for the skin in comparison to other soaps. Handmade soaps provide your skin the care it deserves by gently cleansing and locking in moisture. The natural fragrances used in handmade soaps can also stimulate health. Cinnamon, for example, has the property to increase blood flow.

A handcrafted natural soap is an indulgence that gives you Spa like luxury at a very little cost. You feel pampered, relaxed and above all stress free while (and after) using these luxurious tool!

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