Give serious thought to what you put on your skin every day. Did you know that the commercially available soaps, cosmetics, and other products we use on a daily basis cause a great impact on our bodies? With daily use, they can fill our bodies with toxic chemicals as they do the environment. Read on to know which wins in the natural soap vs commercial soap battle.

Natural Soap Vs Commercial Soap: The Striking Differences

The main reason why these commercial soaps are very cheap is that most of them use chemical-based dyes, fragrances, and lathering agents, among other synthetic ingredients that do not cost them much. As a result, chemical soap makers can mass-produce their products easily. 

Aside from adding these chemicals to their soaps, another reason why they can sell them at a cheap price is that they extract the very essence of a true soap – glycerin. Glycerin is a humectant that draws moisture from the air, then traps it into your skin, leaving and keeping your skin soft, supple, moisturized, and overall healthy. It is a naturally occurring byproduct of the saponification process, the process that soaps go through when they are made. Commercial soap manufacturers extract glycerin from the soaps and sell it separately.

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The Best and Healthiest Alternative – Switch to Handmade Natural Soaps

If you want to keep your skin healthy while helping the environment in the process, the best alternative that you can do is to switch to using handmade, natural, and oil-based soaps! Handmade soaps are usually composed of vegetable oils or animal fats, lye, and natural additives such as cocoa powder, French clay, coffee grounds, and oats, among naturally occurring ingredients. These ingredients make handmade soaps packed with antioxidants, as well as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and lots of other health-promoting properties. 

Furthermore, handmade soapmakers put their hearts and creativity into making each soap. It requires a certain amount of both attention and love to make every batch. You can find colorful soaps in all shapes and sizes! Not only are you helping your skin become healthier and supporting local and small businesses, but you are also creating a significant impact on the environment! You won’t contribute to runoff waste coming from a chemical factory. Additionally, you can ensure the suds that will go down your drain isn’t toxic in any way. Pretty cool, right?

Everyone wants healthy skin and using handmade natural soaps is the best way to start achieving that! 

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Ina is Top Medical Magazine’s resident natural soap enthusiast/advocate. Check out her handmade natural soaps on Instagram.