How to choose a good soap

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If you are a fan of soaps and you have difficulty choosing them, this article is for you! So let’s get straight to the topic and here are some tips 😉

We use natural soaps

A natural soap is made from fats (oils, butters, etc.), soda or potash and water. But the finished product after saponification, no longer contains oil or soda, but mainly sodium carboxylate (mild cleaning agent which can be derived from coconut or manufactured synthetically), water and glycerin. It may also contain fragrances or essential oils of natural origin.

Natural soap is therefore entirely biodegradable . They are of better quality and more beneficial for the skin than industrial soaps, because:

  • They are milder, do not contain additional chemicals and do not produce irritant reactions or any other type of skin problem (unless there is an allergy or sensitivity to one of the ingredients).
  • The raw materials of the soap are not isolated and are used entirely in its manufacture, leaving only the unsaponifiable substances, oils or butter which are part of the final product.
  • They guarantee the use of natural and premium quality raw materials such as vegetable oils, grass and essential oils, beneficial for the skin.

For all this, natural or homemade soaps are ideal for skin with problems such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, allergies, etc., and for the complete hydration and nutrition of normal skin.

We favor cold saponified soaps

The advantage of cold soapmaking is to preserve as much as possible the properties of the ingredients used in the manufacture of soap. Cold process soaps are clearly marked as such on their packaging.

Be careful with Marseille soap which is not a protected designation

Not benefiting from any protection over its name, authentic Marseille soap suffers the full brunt of (unfair) competition from imitations which usurp its name.
There are two types of Marseille soap: green and white. Green soap is made from olive oil to which is added Copra and palm oil. The difference with white soap is that the latter does not contain olive oil, but peanut oil.

“Extra-pure” soap contains at least 72% of these oils, which themselves are 100% vegetable.

If it is considered natural, it is because it does not contain any dyes or synthetic adjuvants. The making of Marseille soap is also well detailed. It is made in a cauldron with a mixture of soda and oil. There is then a whole production process: potting, pinning (removal of impurities), cooking, releasing, pouring, drying then finally cutting and stamping. The famous soap is stamped on 6 sides on which we can read “72% oil” then the name and brand of the soap factory that produced it.

We look at the composition

Even if you come across a good natural soap, cold saponified, you should check its composition and ensure that it does not contain ingredients to which you may be allergic. It can be an oil, butter or even essential oils.

Finally, we avoid industrial soaps

Industrial soaps are made with components and detergents that are not natural. These products are harmful for the environment and your health (like parabens and all products from the oil and chemical industry) which cause multiple allergies.

By releasing them into the environment, we are poisoning our rivers and oceans. An entire ecosystem is disrupted and destroyed. In addition, we do not need these products for daily skin or hair care. You have to know how to go back to simple, natural things.

Our selection of soaps on the online store 🧼

Neutral organic calendula body & face soap

Grapefruit & white clay body & face soap

Organic Solid Make-up Remover So'Cacao 

🥣 If you want to learn how to make your own soaps, we have a ready-made soap base to personalize HERE. Also come and take part in our workshops by registering here.

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