Wondering about pure natural soap? In the recent years, we have all been made aware of the benefits of going natural. We have started to realize the harmful effects of harsh chemicals in our body, both short- and long-term.
Why Go Natural?
Soap is one of the most important products which we should go natural on. Why go for pure natural soap?
natural soap is obviously made of natural ingredients which are not harsh on the skin. They are made of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes which all have a purely nourishing effect on our skin. These ingredients pamper the skin by moisturizing naturally, fighting dryness and dehydration and combating signs of aging.
With natural soaps, you do not only control the ingredients you put in. You can also choose the scent which best pleases you. Pure and natural soap is best for those with sensitive skin and those who simply want to give their skin the best.
There is more to going natural with soaps than those benefits mentioned. Mixing herbal essences and essential oils for aromatic soap therapy has been proven to have wonderful effects against stress, insomnia and leg pain. Soap therapy with natural ingredients can invigorate, soothe, calm and heal the skin.
Adding in ingredients such as tea tree oil or sulfur will give your natural soap a natural anti-bacterial or anti-fungal property to make it effective against acne and eczema.
How to Make Natural Soap
There are a wide number of means and recipes in making your very own natural soap. Soap making is an art in itself. It is fun to do and it is even more fun to experiment on your own natural ingredients to come up with one that best suits your skin’s needs.
Natural soap can be made using the cold process, the melt and pour and the hot process, all of which are surprisingly easy to do. It may take some experimentation to come up with the right formulation. All you need is the willingness to learn and the patience to keep on trying to get the best formulation for your skin.
Organic Soap Making Supplies
When making soap, you will need the right tools and supplies to get everything right. The tools you use will depend largely on the method you will use. However, most of these tools can be found in your kitchen, while some are very accessible (available in your local supermarket).
All you need are containers, a mixing bowl, a wooden spoon, a boiling pot, molding trays and clean cloths. When it comes to ingredients, all you need are:
- base oils or fats,
- additives in the form of scents or essential oils,
- coloring (for aesthetic purposes), and
- extra enhancers such as glycerin, vitamin E, or exfoliants (depends on your preferences)
If you make your very own organic handmade soap, you will be providing your skin with the best luxury it can ever experience. Natural, pure soap will give your skin the healthiest and the most natural nourishing effect that it deserves.