12 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Soap Instead of Commercial Manufactured Soap...

Soap comes in a wide range of colors, scents, shapes, packages, and each holds their own claims about the benefits of the product you just grabbed off the shelf. Certain soaps were created to deodorize, others to remove bacteria, reduce aging, moisturize, firm or soften skin, and much more. Soap is a key tool in minimizing the spread of some viral and bacterial diseases. However, not every soap has the same efficacy or potency, and many are not as good for your skin as they might claim to be. The following will concentrate on natural soaps and discuss why they are better for you and your skin.

Everything We Put on Our Skin Is Absorbed Into Our Bodies

As we lather our skin with soap, we should be concerned about what’s in it. Aside from what we put in our bodies, what we put on it should be of top priority when it comes to our physical health. Using handmade, natural soap is one way that you can minimize your body's exposure to harmful toxins. 

What Separates Natural Soap from Commercially Made Soaps?

For starters, natural soaps are made using natural ingredients; organic soaps are made with organic natural ingredients. Typically, organic soaps consist of blended butter and oils extracted from a wide range of plants depending on the intended purpose and scent of the soap. This substance contains vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that the human hair, skin, and other parts of the body are dependent on to grow and remain healthy. Most natural soaps offer other beneficial ingredients like salts, clay, botanical extracts, and essential oils.

These handmade soaps might take a little more time to make and they are made with higher quality ingredients which explains the price difference, however the benefits of the soaps themselves make them worth every penny and if you have sensitive skin, you will find that these soaps will be much easier on it. We suggest trying out different natural soaps to find the best one for your needs.

How Can You Benefit from Using Natural Soap?

#1: Nothing “Fake”

The products you find on the shelves are often labeled and advertised with terms such as ‘body bar,’ ‘body wash,’ ‘cleanser,’ ‘skincare bar,’ and sometimes ‘deodorant soap’ are really detergent based products and not soaps. Makes you wonder what you are actually putting on your body.

#2: Taking Moisturizer to another Level

We all crave soft, moist skin. One of the benefits you will find when you switch to real soap it is highly moisturizing. Glycerine is a by-product used during the production process and it is an exceptional skin moisturizer as it attracts moisture to itself and your skin. Handmade soaps contain glycerine enabling them to hydrate your skin as you bathe, Commercially manufactured soaps often dry your skin out. Why? Because they typically go through a process that was designed to intentionally remove the glycerine. Mind boggling, huh?

These large soap manufacturing companies remove glycerine from their soaps so that they can use it in other products like moisturizers and other similar skin care products. This means you’ll need to buy such products as your skin dries which increases their product sales. You can avoid dry, ashy, itchy skin by using only handmade natural soaps that still have glycerine in them. Your skin has never looked better.

#3: Quality Ingredients

When large corporations produce thousands upon thousands of bars of soap every day, part of their profits come from the ability to mass produce, and part is gained by using low-quality, cheap ingredients and in most cases, these are synthetic substitutions for better ingredients. In addition to being harsh on the skin, these synthetic products can sometimes damage the endocrine, respiratory immune, and reproductive systems.

Commercially manufactured soaps are known to contain sulfates, parabens, and triclosan, all of which are believed to trigger allergies, increase the likelihood of developing some cancers, and influence your hormones. In comparison, natural soaps typically use all natural ingredients such as coconut and olive oils, grass-fed tallow, and shea butter. These products are not only nourishing but also very healthy for your skin and body.

#4: Cruelty-Free & Animal Friendly

One great thing about choosing a company that produces handmade, natural soaps is that you don’t have to worry about them hurting any animals while testing or producing their products. Ingredients are most often plant-based, although in rare cases, some use animal fat as an ingredient, are organic, and do not need oversized factories that are damaging to the environment.

Organic manufacturers typically operate in smaller facilities and use things like botanical herbs and extracts to make their products. Coconut and palm oils are used to form the base product while essential oils from a variety of plants, spices, fruits, and flowers are added to give that smell you want. In some cases, natural soaps may contain lard or tallow, both of which are animal products, however they will be clearly labeled.

Animal testing is not necessary for natural soaps as they are free of pesticides and synthetically derived chemicals– good for you, good for them.

#5: Wider Variety

Organic soaps are typically produced in small batches locally. Not only are these easier to control but that also means you will find a wider variety of products. Each batch can be easily changed to a new scent or style without needing to retool the equipment. In addition, these soaps are easier to customize. From the color, shape, size, scent, and texture, all can be changed without much hassle allowing the producer to offer their consumers plenty of choices.

#6: Unique Product Made by Hand

Commercially made soaps are made to be mass produced so they do not offer the variety the handmade natural soaps do. Their focus is on increasing their profits which often comes at the expense of their consumers' health. Natural, organic soap bars are different. You will notice that each bar has a slight variation, just as the natural ingredients they are made of will depend on the year’s weather and other conditions. You might see variation in the appearance but you won’t see harmful ingredients on the label, just a whole bunch of good ones.

#7: Environmentally Friendly

Organic soaps do not put off harmful environmental poisons or toxins. The soap is able break down after use preventing it from harming the water cycle and the wildlife that shares the water. Because they are better for the environment is enough of a reason to make the switch– on top of their quality and efficacy.

#8: Glycerin for True Hydration

Glyercine, or glycerol, attracts water and alcohol and cleans the skin. It is known as one of the best natural moisturizers for our skin because of its ability to attract water and alcohol and it can even help those who have skin disease. When you use products that contain glycerine, you will notice that your skin has a better texture and is more protected from outside irritants. Those who have sensitive skin have talked about the difference glycerine has made in minimizing irritation.

Commercial companies want you to buy more so when they mass produce soap, they extract glycerine from their bars and put it in special moisturizing products. Removing glycerine will also increase the shelf life of their soaps allowing them to be stored for several years before being used.

Businesses that make natural, organic soaps leave the glycerine in their products. Why? We want you to have healthy skin. We also make our soaps in small batches to keep them fresh for our consumers. You might pay a little more but you will still spend less than if you had to buy commercially made soap and a moisturizer. We can’t wait for you to see the difference.

#10: No Preservatives

Organic products have a shorter shelf life, it’s true but it is for a great reason. The preservatives found in products that are not organic are known to contain toxins that are harmful to humans and the environment. Essentially, there are two choices: a product that you can store indefinitely or one that will be healthier for you and the world around you. 

#11: Naturally Antibacterial

Parabens, sulfates, triclosan, and other toxic chemicals can be found in most antibacterial soaps. These are believed to increase the risk for certain cancers, cause hormonal imbalance, and impact your reproductive system. Thankfully, you have options!

Organic soaps are not made with these chemicals and instead use natural antibacterial agents like essential oils. These will not only help to fight off harmful bacteria but they also smell really good. Some of our favorite oils that have a great, natural fragrance include tea tree, peppermint., lavender, and eucalyptus.

#12: True Aromatherapy

Scents used in natural soaps provide an amazing aromatherapy that will help soothe your mind and body. Aromatherapy can help to relieve stress and improve your moods. Essential oils can only come from nature– their chemical composition can not be recreated in a lab. When companies replace natural products with synthetic counterparts, therapeutic aspects vanish. Natural essential oils will release neurochemicals into your brain that will help improve your mind, body, and spirit. While the price tag might be slightly higher, the overall price you’ll pay using non-organic products will be substantially more.


About Cosheoa Natural Soaps

Cosheao soaps are a pleasure to use and they leave your skin feeling clean, smelling great, smooth, silky soft, and radiantly healthy! We use all natural and pure essential oils and plant butters, herbs, and spices to make natural soaps that cleanse, moisturize and soothe your skin. Our soaps are lovely, good and safe for you and your family, and the environment.You are beautiful — your soap should be too!

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