Question: What’s the largest and arguably one of the most important human organs?
Answer: The skin.
Not only does the skin cover the whole body, it acts as a guardian to our internal systems, keeping out harmful microbes while absorbing healthy oils and nutrients that we need. That’s why it’s so important to be careful about the products we use, opting for all-natural products over harmful commercial detergents with chemical additives.
This holiday season, consider adding all-natural bar soaps to your shopping list. In addition to being perfectly sized stocking stuffers, all-natural bar soaps have numerous health and beauty benefits.
The Benefits of All-Natural Bar Soaps
They’re made from plant-based ingredients. Unlike commercial bars— which often contain chemical preservatives, harsh toxins, and synthetic lathering agents— all-natural bar soaps use pure, plant-based ingredients like essential oils and herbs.
Why is this important? Because the skin absorbs much of what is applied to it, so frequent application of chemical-loaded products will cause the body to store chemicals in its system. By using natural soaps, you welcome beneficial butters and natural ingredients into your body rather than harmful toxins.
They’re gentle. Natural bar soaps are gentle, nourishing, and help keep the skin’s protective barrier of natural oil intact. Consequently, washing with natural soaps leaves the skin soft and smooth instead of itchy and dry.
They’re suitable for all skin types. It doesn’t matter if your friends, family members, or loved ones have dry skin, sensitive skin, or oily skin—all-natural bar soaps are perfect for all skin types. People with conditions like acne and eczema have even reported seeing improvements to their skin after switching to natural soap.
They’re naturally aroma-therapeutic. Commercial soaps often combine chemicals to create fragrances, which can cause allergic reactions and other skin problems. All-natural bar soaps, on the other hand, use natural fragrance oils that won’t harm your skin. These aromatic oils can improve your mood and help you relax.
They contain moisturizing glycerin. Many commercial soap manufacturers do not use glycerin in their soaps, choosing instead to save this valuable ingredient for expensive lotions and high-end skincare products. All-natural bar soaps, however, do contain glycerin—a compound that draws moisture from its environment and keeps skin smooth and moist.
They leave behind less mess. Natural soaps leave behind less soap scum and residue in showers, bathtubs, and sinks than many commercial soaps.
They’re environmentally friendly. All-natural bar soaps are biodegradable and free of the detergents, phosphates, and sulfates that can harm the environment when they run down the drain. They are made in a carbon-neutral facility, and shipped in eco-friendly packaging.
See our selection of all natural bar soaps here.