Why is it important to look at the soaps we buy?
You might be mindful about what you eat as you realize it goes directly into your body. But have you ever thought about what your body absorbs? Whatever we put on our skin, our body absorbs it and it goes directly into our bloodstream. So if you aren’t yet looking at the list of ingredients your soap contains, now might be the time!
This is very important not just for our health but for our environment, too.
Whatever ingredients our soaps and beauty products are made of is going to be both absorbed by our body and by the environment. What is going down the drain ultimately ends up in our soil, and in our oceans. Making sure the products we use are natural are crucial to help preserve the planet.
Switching to natural soaps can have a much bigger impact than you may think.
These chemicals can promote allergy, dryness, irritation, and can even be linked to cancer.
To only list a few:
Natural soaps are a safe alternative as they do not contain any harmful ingredients. They are made with natural botanical oils and they don’t contain chemicals or additives.
Natural soaps are known to be softer and less aggressive on your skin as they don’t remove the natural oil produced by your body.
Natural soaps can be particularly effective if you already have skin issues.
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As for everything, don’t believe every product that comes with the word natural. Natural can mean everything and nothing at the same time.
Here are a few things you can start paying attention to:
Choose soaps that don’t use palm oils as palm oil production has been linked to the destruction of natural habits, wildlife, and entire ecosystems.
Look for other options such as sustainable shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil.
When natural soaps are processed at a low temperature, it helps keep the ingredients intact for you to enjoy their full benefits.
Essential oils are a great natural fragrance and are often found in natural soaps. Be careful that essential oil can be really strong and your body might react to it. It is also not recommended to use for pregnant women and small children as the concentration can too high.
Natural soap doesn’t mean vegan. If you are looking for a vegan soap make sure to double-check the list of ingredients to avoid ingredients such as honey or goat milk.
Paying attention to the production of any products is always important. By selecting companies that are not mass producing their products in big factories, you are also limiting the risks of environmental damage caused by the production as well as making sure the conditions of the employees are being fairly respected.
You can find liquid natural soaps yet we do recommend you to switch to soaps bars as those are more eco-friendly. They last longer since they not are diluted with water and they also come with minimal packaging.
Looking for sustainable labels is a great way to make sure the brand you are selecting followed strict testings. Here are some of the sustainable labels you can trust. For a more complete list of green certifications click here.
Leaping Bunny Program
Since 1996, the Leaping Bunny Program, is certifying cruelty-free companies that are pledging to end animal testing at all stages of product development. For more information, visit: Leaping Bunny: Homepage
Cruelty free & Vegan PETA
Cruelty free and vegan label is certified by PETA that both the company and their ingredient suppliers do not conduct any tests on animals. It also ensures this product is vegan and that it does not contain any animal ingredient. For more information, visit: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Beauty without bunnies
The Beauty Without Bunnies logo is awarded by PETA for companies taking the pledge in writing not to conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products. For more information, visit: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Ready to make the switch to natural soaps?
We are releasing our new collection of natural soaps called Sasya in a few weeks. If you want to be the first one to know, make sure to follow us on Instagram @SellSage or simply create an account by clicking here: you will also receive 40% off your first order!