The benefits of natural soap have never been greater. Naturally occurring oils which are what make up natural soap, are full of cleansing properties that are gentle on your skin. Going natural, or making 'the transition' as some people call it has never been so easy or beneficial. Natural is better for your skin because the usual ingredients in non-natural soaps such as sulphates, strip the skin of its natural oils and parabens, which are harmful chemicals, can be absorbed by the skin.
Natural soap can be difficult to find, but when you've found the following product, you will use it for life. Dr Bronner's Castile Soap is the best natural soap on the market. Dr Bronner's original blend is a combination of ten vegetable oils, and coconut oil. That's it. Free from unnecessary nasties such as perfume, synthetics, and sulphates, Dr Bronner's castile soaps truly let your skin breathe, by washing it in the cleanest and simplest of ingredients.
Dr Bronner's castile soaps come in a number of varieties ranging from Tea Tree, Lavender, Peppermint, and Rosemary. Each naturally-added ingredient has its own natural properties that are renowned for their skin softening/cleansing/soothing properties.
The castile soap brands are so gentle that the original blend is recommended for babies and children. Dr Bronner's efforts, and life-long healthy efforts are noted on the packaging of the soaps. The label is quite literally full of quotes, words, ingredients, and Dr Bronner's ideas about life. Nothing is wasted, and they encourage you to recycle the bottle if you have selected the liquid soap. The soap also comes in a solid bar form, so you can cut down on your carbon footprint.
So it's not just your skin that you're doing a favour, but the environment. Generally cosmetic companies who sell natural products are eco-friendly, so you really are being a better person by buying such products.
Generally natural soap is a bit more expensive than supermarket-bought soap, but the reality is, you pay for what you get. Dr Bronner's quality of ingredients is uncompromised - each vegetable oil and essential oil is certified organic, and the products have a seal of approval from the Vegetarian Society.
You can only buy it in certain shops on the High Street, and health food stores like WholeFoods and Holland and Barrett, but it is readily available online from amazon, ebay, and the Dr Bronner website.
Since discovering Dr Bronner's soap I only ever use natural body wash, it makes such a difference, and makes you feel truly clean. When I've run out of Dr Bronner's (about every four months), and I can't make it to the shop, a solid bar of natural soap will more than suffice. Solid bars also waste less.
If you have sensitive skin then natural soaps are the answer - free from irritants, they do nothing but nourish and cleanse your skin, just as they should.