Natural and Organic Soap
Many of us try to limit the number of toxins we put into our bodies, we eat organic food when possible to try to eliminate pesticides and chemicals from our diet, drink caffeine-free drinks and use bottled water. We think about the ingredients in what we ingest but how often do we think about what we feed our skin with?
Natural and Organic Soaps at Danu World
Our skin is the largest organ in the body, it works hard to keep us free from infection, it's a barrier to keep our internal organs and muscles in place. We tend to forget that our skin is a living organ and as such, will absorb anything that we put into it. It is vital that we only feed our skin with healthy products.
Skin can react very badly to soaps and shampoo, due to the nature of the way these products are made and the chemicals used. Often by-products from the petroleum industry are used and industrial cleaning agents/detergents too.
Parabens and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) are the most commonly used chemical ingredients in body wash, shampoo and soaps. They can often be in toothpaste too although you can now buy SLS-free toothpaste. Of course, they will be much diluted but do we really want to have such chemicals in our bodies when we can choose alternatives that will actually benefit us?
What is organic soap made from?
Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, and Coconut Oil are very often the base ingredients in natural handmade soaps. There are so many active plant-based ingredients that are beneficial to your skin and can be put into bodywash.
Removing Sodium Laureth Sulfate and other chemical foaming agents doesn't mean that the natural products will be detergent free. There are many natural cleansing agents that will care for your body and will be a great alternative to conventional products.
Copra is derived from a coconut and makes an excellent foaming agent for body wash. Coconut oil creates lots of glycerine, makes big bubbly lather, and is very stable. Olive oil has natural antioxidants and its soap makes a smooth creamy lather. Seaweed is an ingredient often used for its detoxifying properties and for the nutrients it delivers.
What are the benefits of SLS-free hand soap?
Because the ingredients in a natural organic soap are plant-based, they will not be drying on your skin. You will not feel that tightness or dry feeling after using a natural soap, your skin should feel moisturized and soft, conditioned and healthy.
You are being environmentally friendly as your body and hand wash waste isn't polluting our oceans and poisoning marine animals.
Here at Danu World, we think about carbon footprint and how we can help you reduce that so we choose to stock a variety of handmade natural Irish products.
Our soaps are cruelty-free, vegetarian, organic and natural. We choose products that come in minimal packaging or recyclable packaging and this benefits our environment as well as you.
We are confident that you will love our range of SLS free natural organic soaps as much as we do.