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Not Using Organic Soap? Before You Wash Your Hands, Read This

You’ve just sneezed. You spent some play time with the pup. You are getting ready to prepare dinner. What do you do next? Wash your hands. It’s something most of us do multiple times a day – but how often do you think about your soap? You may want to start! Organic hand soaps can deliver a host of benefits. Ready to lather up?

Organic soaps:

  • Do not contain chemicals or pesticides. Many people equate strong chemicals with clean. This is just not true. Chemicals are easily absorbed into the body and can be quite hazardous. Dioxane, for instance,  a common ingredient in soap, is a carcinogen. Contrast this with the ingredients in a soap like One with Nature Rose Petal Hand Wash: this product contains Dead Sea salt, aloe vera leaf juice, ginger root extract, goji berry, green tea leaf extract and shea butter.
  • Are gentler on the skin. When you wash your hands frequently with harsh chemical-laden soap, your skin dries out. It can get itchy and irritated, even chapped and painful in the winter months. If you’re dealing with skin conditions like dermatitis or eczema, soap can exacerbate them. Organic soap, on the other hand, can gently moisturize your hands, leaving them feeling better after each wash.
  • Are not “antibacterial.” Commercial antibacterial soaps are no more effective than soap and water. At the same time, however, using  these products contributes to the problem of bacteria resistance. Bacteria build up their “immunity,” so to speak and become harder to eliminate. Not only that, anti-bacterial soaps can contribute to health issues (e.g. they increase the risks children will develop serious allergies), and they are unsafe for the environment.
  • Are a bit more pricey. Not exactly a selling point, right? But it is true on the average. Read on. We’ll give you the scoop.

 

Now, some people are put off of organic soap because it costs more, and factory-soaps do tend to last a bit longer. If cost is a concern, there are ways you can maximise your results and your budget. You do typically pay more initially, but you will reap the rewards in terms of healthier skin that is not dry, cracked or irritated. You can also make your soap last longer.

If you use a bar soap like One with Nature Dead Sea Mud Bath Bar:

 

  • Dry it out between uses. Simply take it out of the shower or use a soap tray with rack.
  • Minimise contact with water.
  • If you can, let the soap “cure” (sit) for several weeks before use. Just plan ahead!
  • Apply the soap with a washcloth; you’ll use a lot less.
  • Invest in a cheap “Soap Saver” pouch. Put your soap scraps in and lather up. The sisal is a great exfoliator, and you can use every bit of bar. Hang so it can dry after use.

 

Get sudsy with organic soap. Your skin will thank you.

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