Soap is an essential household product. And with the variety of soaps available in the market today, choosing the right one is a significant decision.
Different types of soaps are for different purposes. Some of these include laundry soaps, anti-bacterial soaps, scented soaps and organic soaps.
So, the question is, what type of soap should you consider buying for everyday use? Should you purchase a commercial soap or an organic one? Let’s find out.
Organic and Herbal Soaps vs. Commercial Soaps
Be it commercial or organic, all soaps come with varying aromas, shapes and sizes.
However, what makes organic and herbal soaps better than commercial soaps is that they are made of natural ingredients. The most commonly used ingredients in organic soaps are glycerine, essential oils, Aloe vera, coconut oil, peppermint and cinnamon. However, the most powerful organic soap ingredient is glycerin.
Glycerine, a renowned moisturising agent, is responsible for leaving the skin feeling smooth and soft. Unfortunately, most commercial soaps do not contain glycerine. In fact, chemical soap companies almost always use harsh chemicals, such as triclosan and sulphates, to change its texture or scent. Sulphates, such as sodium lauryl and sodium laureth are used to produce lather and bubbles.
Aside from causing dryness, chemicals can interfere with the body’s ability to function normally. Harsh chemical soaps have also been known to increase the risk of skin cancer.
Furthermore, organic and herbal soaps are not tested on animals. Organic soap ingredients are grown in an eco-friendly environment, without pesticides and chemicals. They are natural soaps that do not contain any chemicals.
In a nutshell, organic soaps are a better alternative to commercial soaps because they do not contain toxins. They have a soft, soothing fragrance, and provide adequate moisture without any side effects.
Organic soaps are particularly beneficial in the winter season. Winter brings with it colds and flu. Frequent hand washing dries your hands by removing all protective layers of the skin.
In such a scenario, organic soap proves to be an effective product. It will clean your hands thoroughly without stripping off your skin’s natural oils and glycerin.
Frann’s Alt.Health in Edinburgh offers high quality herbal and organic soaps. Click here to browse through my soaps and other personal hygiene products.