Recently natural soaps have been making a comeback, as more Americans are diagnosed with skin sensitivities and conditions. While many major brands have begun manufacturing ‘natural’ or ‘botanical’ versions of their soaps, there’s little understanding of what sets these soaps apart from the regular commercial varieties. In many cases, there’s little actual difference between these soaps. Therefore, consumers looking for fragrance free, dye-free, SLS-free or chemical-free soaps should opt for pure soaps instead of commercial varieties of soaps.
What is Pure Soap?
Unlike commercial soaps that rely on SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) to create a soapy lather, pure soap’s bubbles come from saponins in the oils that are released from the reaction of lye and oil.
Benefits of Pure Soap
1. Doesn’t Cause Irritation
Many skin irritations like itchiness, flaking, and redness are a result of dry skin. In the commercial soap making process glycerin is removed from the oil used to make the soap so that it can be sold for more expensive applications (facial creams, cosmetics, etc.). This glycerin is what provides moisture to your skin. When pure soap is made all of the glycerin is retained so all of that moisture stays in the soap- allowing your skin to be hydrated with every use. With the moisture content so much higher, pure soap can even be used on babies and children.
2. Won’t Clog Pores
Pure soap actually opens pores, unclogging them and allowing for a deeper clean. Subsequently, people with severe acne have reported that using pure soap has allowed for their pores to be gently unclogged- reducing acne breakouts and the occurrence of blackheads.
3. Accelerates Healing
Pure soap can actually accelerate skin’s natural healing properties- allowing for scars and stretch marks to become less visible over time.
4. Good for Skin Conditions/Sensitivities
People with eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and SLS-sensitivity have a hard time finding skincare products that won’t irritate their skin or worsen their condition. Pure soap is the best solution for these conditions or sensitivities because it is very gentle on the skin and can greatly improve overall skin health.
5. Carries Fewer Serious Health Risks
Commercial anti-bacterial soaps contain a chemical called triclosan, which is actually registered as a pesticide by the EPA. Triclosan can lead to endocrine system issues, birth defects, decreased fertility, a weakened immune system, and even cancer. Pure soap does not contain triclosan.
6. Better Value
Pure soaps are only slightly more expensive, and the high-quality ingredients used are pure and all-natural, whereas commercial soaps use low-quality ingredients composed mainly of cheap chemicals and additives.
With all of the natural soaps out there, which one should you use?
Our favorite pure peppermint soap is safe and effective and specially formulated for invigorating natural skin care. Pure Peppermint Oil helps relax muscles and promote blood circulation, optimizing your skin’s health and vibrancy. Formulated with a natural coconut and olive oil base, our Peppermint soap produces incredibly rich lather that allows for a deep, refreshing clean and effortless rinsing. Our ingredients are gentle enough for all skin types and beautifully balanced for the face, body and hair.
Our 100% Natural Orange Soap smells great! It is safe and effective and specially formulated for gentle, natural skin care. It stimulates and activates the senses and hydrates the skin, leaving your body cool, smelling fresh and energized from head to toe. Our 100% Natural Orange Soap has a light, refreshingly-zestful fragrance from organic orange and tangerine oil that soothingly awakens the senses. We carefully combined these ingredients with a touch of Vitamin E to rehydrate and moisturize your skin. A delicately-balanced, gentle, effective liquid soap that is incredibly versatile. It is so mild even babies can use it. In fact Wildleaf Pure Orange soap is highly recommend for people with sensitive skin, including those suffering from eczema, psoriasis or other clinical skin disorders.
Many skin irritations like itchiness, flaking, and redness are a result of dry skin. In the commercial soap making process glycerin is removed from the oil used to make the soap so that it can be sold for more expensive applications (facial creams, cosmetics, etc.). This glycerin is what provides moisture to your skin. When pure soap is made all of the glycerin is retained so all of that moisture stays in the soap- allowing your skin to be hydrated with every use. With the moisture content so much higher, pure soap can even be used on babies and children. Wildleaf's pure soap is an all in one natural soap that is pure vegetable oil based soap. Our Pure soaps Is guaranteed that what you are using is a genuinely ecological and simple soap – not a complex blend of detergents with a higher ecological impact due to the waste stream created during manufacturing and the detergents’ slower biodegradability.