Organic bar soap is naturally more compatible with your skin than other mass-market bar soaps out there because most mass-market bar soaps contain ingredients that tend to strip and leave your skin dry. This is usually done intentionally so that you can purchase complimentary moisturizers that many of these soap companies also produce. Organic bar soap is better and safer for your skin because it contains natural ingredients such as plant-derived base oils, glycerin, and essential oils versus synthetic fragrances. In comparison, most mass-market soap is made of petroleum-based lathering agents, synthetic fragrances, harsh dyes, and dangerous preservatives. Some of the ingredients in mass-market bar soaps can even be toxic and irritating to your skin.
Because of these major differences in ingredients, our customers often say that their skin feels so much better after using our organic soap. Organic soap has even been know to sometimes helps to improve skin conditions such as eczema and acne, rather than producing further irritation.
Organic bar soap is better for the environment, for animals, and for the local economy than mass-market bar soaps. Below are just some of the reasons why:
- Organic soap is better for your skin because it contains natural ingredients such as plant-derived base oils, glycerin, plant-based botanicals and essential oils.
- Organic bar soap is better for the environment because its plant-based ingredients are produced with organic farming practices that don’t use pesticides or chemical fertilizers that can be harmful to humans, wildlife and insects (beyond the ones that may damage crops).
- Organic bar soap is better for the environment because it breaks down easily after it is washed down the drain. Some of the ingredients that are bad for you in mass-market soap are also bad for fish and other organisms.
- Organic bar soap is also better if you’re concerned about animal welfare for a couple of different reasons. For one, unlike most mass-market bar soaps, our organic bar soaps do not contain ingredients such as animal fat known as lard or tallow (also know as sodium lardate or sodium tallowate). We also do not do ANY animal testing. In full transparency, our Nourishing Oatmeal and Honey bar soap does contain honey that’s is sourced sustainably.
Resource for ingredients found in mass market bar soaps:
There is a long list of other synthetic ingredients that may be found in mass-market bar soap, but listing them would make this post very long. The best place to look for info on just about every additive in personal care products is the Environmental Working Group, or EWG.