All-Natural Soap: What to Look Forponedjeljak , 03.01.2022.
Natural soap is essential for anyone who wants to stay clear of the harsh chemicals found in commercial soaps. It doesn't matter if you're searching for natural body soap or beard soap. It is important to understand the difference between all natural soap from the synthetic soap. That being said, just what is the best way to go about choosing the best natural soap?
It is important to recognize that the vast most cleansing products that are sold in stores under the name soap aren't actually soaps in the slightest. They are better described as chemical detergents made of synthetic chemicals containing synthetic fragrance oils, dyes and harsh ingredients like triethanolamine that can be hazardous to your eyes and lungs.
These ingredients are poisonous and can trigger skin conditions such as dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis. In addition, colloidal Oatmeal body butter and shampoo makers use dimethicone, an artificially derived silicon-based polymer known to trap sebum and bacteria under your skin causing increased breakouts and prevent your skin from exfoliating dead skin cells.
Natural soaps on the other hand , are made from only natural ingredients and essential oils that wont dry or damage your skin as do store-bought soaps. And , unlike the soaps you buy at the store they do not contain the moisturizing glycerine removed from them. In the event that you take out the glycerine in commercial soap, makers are able to use it in their synthetic moisturizers and lotions that would not be needed if glycerine wouldn't have been taken out of your soap in the first place!
Natural soap making Three methods are available to make natural soap
Melt & Pour
Melt & Pour soap bases constitute the lowest level in the natural soap making. Melt & Pour soaps can be made from pre-made soap making kits, which include already-made pieces. Once the soap has melted, additional ingredients can be added.
While these soaps are better than the soaps you buy from the store, they usually have ingredients such as Sorbitan oleate which is derived from alcohol sorbitol. It has been associated with cancer. People who are well-meaning often sell melt & pour soaps in farmers' markets and farm stands. The biggest problem with melt and pour soaps is that even if the person only adds natural ingredients to the base, they don't have any control over what's inside the melt and pour base in the first place. Although soaps made of melt and pour bases can be superior than soaps sold in shops however, we do not recommend buying soaps that claim to be organic.
Cold-process soap is much more effective than making Moisturizing Body Butter. It is made by adding a lye solution to to animal fats, like lard or vegetable fats such as coconut oil, olive oil and castor bean oil and, in general, palm oil. After the fats have been added to the lye the process of soaponification commences when the base (the oil) and the fatty acids react to form soap. The mixture is then put into a mold and allowed to cure for 6-8 weeks, over which the soap is continually saponifying. Cold process soap is very lathery and pleasant to use. The only downside when using the cold process method is that the good properties and aroma of essential oils can be lost during the saponification process since it produces a lot of heat. But, natural soaps made with cold processing outperform melt-and-pour bases and store-bought soaps.
The method of making hot process soap is the same as cold process soap, however there is an additional step. In order to accelerate the process of saponification, the soap mixture is heated.
It is vital because essential oils are added after the majority of the heat has been generated and therefore are able to keep their aroma and other beneficial properties. We believe that the hot process method is the most efficient method of making soap that is 100% natural to ensure that our soap can deliver all of the awesome qualities that our ingredients offer.
In addition to making sure the soap was made with either the cold or hot method, you also need ensure that your soap is made from nutritious, all-natural ingredients. These are the most important ingredients you should be looking for in soap made from natural ingredients:
Lye (sodium hydroxide).
These are the essential ingredients of your entire soap. There are other beneficial ingredients you may want in your soap depending on the purpose you intend to use it for, for example, natural colors and natural exfoliates.
The ingredients are:
Birch Tar: For centuries the oil of birch has been used for its healing properties. It is a safe and effective treatment for acne, eczema seborrhea and psoriasis. dandruff, and itchy skin. Birch tar also helps enhance blood circulation and prevents toxic substances from accumulating within the skin and muscles. It also has antiseptic and disinfectant properties that will speed the healing process of small cuts and abrasions.
Black pepper: Ground black pepper exfoliates to get rid of dead skin cells and stimulating lymphatic flow and blood circulation.
Dead sea salt: Dead sea salt is an effective natural exfoliant and is widely recognized for its relaxing and therapeutic properties as well as its detoxifying, healing, and restoring properties. It is particularly effective for treating psoriasis as well as dry skin.
The Activated Charcoal: Activated charcoal is a natural pigmentant and has been utilized for thousands of years to fight the itchy skin. Some say it clears away impurities and improves your skin.
The all-natural soaps we sell at ScentsualBoutique are created using the hot-process method. They are made with all-natural vegetable oils, and other ingredients that benefit your skin. Find all of our soaps here.