Soap is one of the most used items in your household. You use it to wash your hands, your body, and even your dishes. But is store bought soap really the best option for you and your family?
One of the main reasons we use soap is to remove dirt, oil, and sweat (YUCK!). But what about all the harsh chemicals that plague most store bought soaps? Ingredients such as sulfates, parabens, and detergents are rampant in your everyday over the counter soap or body wash and can strip your skin of its natural oils, causing dryness and irritation. Have you ever stepped out of the tub or shower only to realize after drying off your skin feels tight and dry? What if you could dry off after your shower or bath and have soft, supple, moisturized skin without the need for lotion?
Luckily there's an alternative to these harsh soaps, and that alternative is natural soap! Natural soap is made with all natural or naturally derived ingredients and no harmful chemicals that can dry out or irritate your skin Check out our line of natural soaps here. Natural soap is also a great option for the environment because it doesn't require any packaging or processing. More and more people are realizing the benefits of using natural soap and ditching the store bought stuff. Here are the top 3 reasons you should switch to natural soap today!
1. Natural Soap Is Made With Fresh Ingredients
All natural soap is made with natural or naturally derived ingredients. Fresh ingredients such as skin-loving oils like olive oil, apricot kernel oil, and coconut oil. Decadent butters such as shea and cocoa, and fresh extracts from fruits, vegetables and plants. All of these ingredients work together to clean and nourish your skin, not strip it of it's natural oils. We here at Lily & Oak work diligently to ensure our ingredients are sourced from premium suppliers who provide only the highest quality oils and butters so you can be sure that you're getting the benefits of those natural ingredients in your soap.
2. Natural Soap Won't Dry Out Your Skin
Natural soap is free from harsh detergents, sulfates, and parabens. These ingredients strip your skin of their natural oils. You will occasionally see naturally derived surfactants such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (derived from coconuts) on a natural skincare product label. These ingredients are not related to the detergents in store bought soap.
3. Environmentally Friendly Packaging
Most natural soap extends its benefits to its packaging. Many handmade natural soap makers often choose eco-friendly, biodegradable packaging for their soap so you don't need to worry about harmful plastics being added to your local landfill. Here at Lily & Oak all of our bar soap comes packaged in cotton pouches that can be re-purposed. Some of our products such as bath bombs will come wrapped in biodegradable shrink film to protect the product and then placed in a 100% recyclable box.
I hope these top 3 reasons to switch to natural soap has given you some food for thought. So the next time you reach for the soap, reach for a natural bar of soap instead! Check out our collection of natural soaps here.