Why Now Is the Time for Women to Switch to Natural Soap
If you’re like most people, you might not be in the habit of giving too much thought to your soap. But take a step back, and think about the care you put into other elements of your skincare and wellness routines. If you’re using natural ingredients elsewhere but still skimping on the soap, now is the perfect time to make the change.
There are many benefits of using natural soap for women. Let’s take a closer look at four key benefits so you can consider how natural soap fits into your own routine.
- Natural soap is soap, not detergent.
First on the list: natural soap actually meets the accepted definition for what a soap is supposed to be. According to the FDA, regular soap is simply a combination of fats or oils and an alkali, such as lye. The fats and oils can come from a variety of sources (hence why we see vegan soaps vs. soaps from animal byproducts), but they react with the alkali to form solid bars of soap.
The FDA goes on to say that most of what we buy as “soap” is actually synthetic detergent, and “there are very few true soaps on the market.” Natural soap solves this issue for women, who will know for certain that they’re getting soap and not synthetic detergent products.
- Natural soap is gentle on the skin.
Because natural soap is actually soap, it won’t contain the harsh ingredients that exist in common soaps on the market. Take our handmade soaps, for example. Depending on the batch and variety you choose, our ingredients include an olive oil base, coconut oil, goat milk, natural clays, vegetable powders, milk, honey, and essential oils. None of these ingredients are likely to irritate or dry out the skin, unlike the soaps you may be using now.
- There are tons of small-batch natural soaps on the market.
Next, you might be surprised at how many creators across the world offer handmade soaps. Today, if you search “handmade soap” on Etsy, you’ll get a whopping 192,000 results. Of course, you’re already here at Second Spring Naturals where we make it even easier to find the best soaps. Because these are typically small-batch soaps made by small businesses, you have countless options to choose from in a variety of styles. Plus, you’ll be supporting a small business with each purchase. Win, win!
- Natural soaps are better for the environment.
Last but not least, because natural soaps aren’t created with harsh chemicals or other harmful additives, there are virtually no by-products to dispose of that might harm the environment. Plus, natural soap almost always comes in bar form, which means you’re saving the environment from a plastic bottle each time you purchase a new bar.
When you wash your hands at the sink, the ingredients from your soap are going down the drain and can affect the complex ecosystems that they encounter down the line. Natural soap ingredients are unlikely to cause damage, but detergents found in popular soaps may disrupt our wildlife.
As you can see, there are many benefits of natural soap to consider next time you make a purchase. If you prioritize holistic wellness, supporting small businesses, and protecting the environment, natural soap is the better choice.