It may seem like a trend, but using natural and organic skin is more beneficial to your skin, hair, your overall health and the environment. The products we use on our skin are absorbed into our bodies. Some ingredients used in commercial and mass produced soaps are harsh and are manufactured to not break down and prolong shelf life. These ingredients have been shown to cause issues to our skin, body, and overall health.
When we decide to focus on our overall health, we usually start with what we eat. We decided to eat cleaner, cut out bad foods and add exercise to our daily life. Your body is no different. Synthetic ingredients have been shown to cause many health issues by being absorbed into the blood stream.
Things to avoid
Sodium lauryl sulfate is often found in shampoo and body wash, but studies have shown that it can lead to skin irritation by disrupting your natural skin barrier.
Parabens are another synthetic chemical to avoid. They mimic estrogen, according to the FDA, and are found in many moisturizers, shampoos, shaving gels, and more. According to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, parabens can cause excess or abnormal breast cell growth.
Synthetic fragrances are found in nearly every skincare product. According to federal law, companies do not need to disclose the chemicals in their fragrance mixtures. Allergens and hormone disruptors are often among the list of chemicals.
Benefits of using a natural body wash
Using plant based products, just like synthetic ones are absorbed into your skin and blood stream. Plant based ingredients have an added bonus, not only do they contain natural ingredients that are beneficial to your skin, it also has natural occurring vitamins, fatty acids that benefits the body. You also reduce, if not eliminate skin irritation.
Aloe Vera leaf juice is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins that helps protect your skin. Aloe Vera has also been shown to neutralize the effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, repair your skin from existing UV damage, and help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Safflower Oil contains both omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids, that benefit overall skin functions and improve skin health and skin hydration. Safflower Oil also fights acne and prevents wrinkles.
Grapeseed Oil has excellent antimicrobial properties that is proven to treat acne outbreaks. Grapeseed Oil helps improve your skin's elasticity, and softness, and prevents aging.
Vegetable Glycerin attracts and locks in moisture into skin. Vegetable Glycerin also aids in softening and hydrating your skin. Vegetable glycerin also aids in the production of new skin cells and helps balance out blemishes and even's skin tone.
Citric Acid helps exfoliate your skin and unclog pores. Citric Acid helps even skin tone, soften skin, and helps reduce wrinkles. Some other added benefits of citric acid is that it also helps exfoliates the skin, and unclog pores.
What to expect using a natural body wash
- Very nice lather! We replace those harsh chemicals with Vegetable Glycerin and other natural and organic ingredients. Vegetable Glycerin gives this body wash a very nice lather that is gentle on the skin.
- No oily residue! Made from vegetable origins, your skin will feel soft and hydrated, not greasy!
- Easy to rinse! Your skin will not leave a scaly, dry feeling when you step out of the shower.
- Very nice scent! Our scents come from essential oils and fragrances that are plant based, not alcohol based. Alcohol based scents are stronger and last longer, however, the addition of alcohol dries out your skin and may cause skin irritation.