What you need to know about SOAP
Did you know that the chemicals in conventional soap will make your skin dry and perhaps itchy. I have discovered it myself. I couldn’t understand why every time I wash my hands with even very expensive conventional soap I need to use a lot of moisturiser. Not only hands, in fact. The whole of the body! And I am not alone. Many other people get dry skin, without realising what is the cause of it. And the cause is the way the mass produced conventional soap is made. Most of us don’t realise that these soaps are made with animal fat and chemicals. Synthetic fats, made out of crude oil (the same stuff that your car fuel is made out). And instead of nourishment and cleansing you would expect from soap, your skin gets stripped of its natural oils. So one day I had enough. I have a dry skin and, in the past, a lot of ignorance about the subject. Now, I never use moisturiser because I make soap and use it. I use only good oils in my soap and ever since I started using them myself, I never bought another moisturiser. My skin feels healthy and smooth and every friend and member of my family have switched to natural, handmade soaps. In fact, the industrially produced soaps are more of detergents than soaps.
Natural soap verses conventional
Most of the conventional soaps are the product of a complicated process of extracting valuable glycerine from soap after the process of saponification (its when the oils and fats turned into soap). Glycerine is very valuable substance that is used in cosmetic industry for producing creams and other stuff. Glycerine retains moisture in your skin. Soap stripped of glycerine dries your skin. So you have to spend yet more money to buy skin moisturiser. However, using the natural soap will give you both. First it will cleans your skin and then moisturise it. Remember, most commercially produced bars contain synthetic lathering agents, artificial colours, and a range of chemicals we can’t even pronounce. Antibacterial and antimicrobial soaps often contain Triclosan. This is a toxic chemical that is known to cause cancer. This chemical is used in a range of pesticides and active ingredients continues to work for as long as 12 hours after use. Consumers are, therefore, exposed to triclosan for much longer than the 20 seconds it takes to wash their face, hands or body.
Always remember that your skin, your body’s largest organ is porous and absorbent. It absorbs whatever it comes in contact with. Prolonged use of chemical products will cause the body to store the chemicals in body fat or in the brain. With enough accumulations of toxins in the body, illness can occur. (as claimed by other sources)