Regular Chemical Soaps or Natural Soaps?

As we all know, the latest trend in cosmetics is to use products based on natural ingredients and which are free of harsh chemicals. Avoiding chemical based products goes a long way in keeping your skin healthy and glowing.  But if you look at soaps, which is one piece of cosmetic we all use every day, you’d be hurt to hear that most soaps contain a lot of harsh chemicals.

So the next time you walk over to the super market and pick up a regular bar of soap, you must realize that what you’re buying is essentially a solidified version of harsh chemicals. Most of these commercials soaps do a good cleaning job, smell great and feel nice to use, however the after effect on your skin may not be as pleasing. If you’ve ever cared to read through the things written on the package, you’ll find a lot of weird names written under the ingredients, which you may never have heard of. Well these are all chemicals, and unless you’ve graduated in chemistry you can’t really make head or tails out of all the names mentioned there.

Now if you want to say goodbye to these harsh soaps, then the only way out is to go the natural way and make your own soaps at home. That sure enough sounds exciting, and the best part is that you can clean your body without having to torture it with dozens and dozens of chemicals. For the beauty conscious, the idea of cleaning your skin with natural and healthy things like milk and olive oil is indeed ecstatic.

Natural products like milk, almond oil or olive oil contain a lot of nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, unsaturated fats, enzymes and fruit acids which have a deeply nourishing and strongly revitalizing action on your skin. These nutrients help in delaying aging and preventing and curing blemishes, pimples and other skin related problems. While on the other hand commercial soaps will leave your skin seriously dehydrated and tortured, although completely clean.

The internet has a lot of information on making your own homemade soaps, and all you need is to type in ‘homemade soap making recipes’ in the search engine and you’ll soon be on your way, making your own natural soaps at home.

Sidharth Thakur