Much of what we use, consume and put on our bodies in modern society account for increasing health issues today — and synthetically produced spa and soap products are no exception.
Many common soap formulas today contain:
- Synthetic fragrance
- Synthetic colorants
- Petroleum-derived ingredients
- Aluminium… and many more harsh chemicals.
These chemical ingredients are used as preservatives to lengthen the shelf-life of soap products.
Several studies showed that these soap ingredients cause skin problems such as dermatitis, clogged pores, and premature skin aging — and because they are absorbed into the bloodstream, can cause a toxic shock. A majority of these synthetic soap ingredients have also been found to be carcinogens. Parabens, for instance, were found in breast tissues of cancer patients.
Sounds scary, right? Ironically, many soap ingredients do more harm than good. They strip the skin’s natural pH balance and destroy the harmless bacteria on our skin that would have served as its natural protection against environmental agents.
So: how can you overcome this? Enter organic soap and spa products!
There are a lot of organic soap varieties on the market:
- Hand carved
- Cold processed
- Liquid forms
- Gel soaps
- Non-toxic cleaners
There are a number of ingredients that make organic products ideal. Firstly, peppermint gives a soothing effect to the skin and body when used in a soap product. Alongside immediate ‘skin based’ effects, peppermint is also ideal for relieving muscle aches and stress. It is an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic too. If you are looking or making an organic soap, peppermint is a great start.
Almond and lemon used together is another natural ingredient to use in an organic soap. Usually, almonds are grounded to produce almond oils and are great at mildly exfoliating the skin.
Cinnamon is another powerful organic soap ingredient. It is mildly coarse and generally considered antiseptic (and even an aphrodisiac!). It has a stimulating scent that is known to ease stress.
Other natural components to make organic spa products are:
- Lavender petals and oils
- Calendula petals
- Poppy and orange seed line
- Dead sea salts for scrubs and much more.
All of these organic ingredients give useful effects to the skin such as battling rashes, drawing out excess oils and reducing wrinkles and so on.
So, if you want to achieve a natural-looking beauty, nothing beats naturally made organic soaps!