In comparison with commercial soaps, natural soaps have various health and environmental benefits. Natural soaps are made of natural such as plant oils and other moisture rich ingredients which are rich in nutrients that are essential for healthier skin. Natural soap comes in an assortment of varieties, some of which we will cover in this article, which is directed towards giving an insight of benefits that you can experience from some of the most commonly used natural soap varieties.
Skin absorbs whatever that we apply to it so commercially produced soaps which contain chemicals may harm your skin, making it too dry, oily or sensitive. Synthetic chemicals in these soaps remove too much oil from skin leading the skin to either over or under produce oil. Unlike commercial soaps, natural soaps do not remove glycerine during the soap making process which improves the skin moisture.
Using natural soaps also has environmental benefits as they contain biodegradable ingredients which do not pollute the environment.
Natural soap varieties and benefits
Goat Milk Soap
Goat’s milk soap fights the signs of skin aging. Unlike chemical acids, the alpha hydroxyl acids in goat milk work with skins natural oils to remove dead skin cells. Goat milk soap acts as a moisturizer which soothes dry and damaged skin and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Goat milk soap has high nutritional value and supply skin with vitamin C, D, B1, B6, B12, and E. Goat milk soap’s antibacterial properties also help with many skin conditions as acne.
Lemon Grass Soap
Lemongrass soap helps to reduce mental fatigue and stress with its activating properties. Similarly, it improves skin circulation and fights cellulite as well as helping to relieve itchy skin and eczema, cure pimples, clear up skin, and prevent body odour.
Lavender scented natural soap works as a stress relief as its scent supports relaxation and aids in deep sleep. Lavender soap also has anti-septic properties and helps to smooth skin. Lavender soap’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects help variety of skin issues such as wrinkles, acne, eczema and scarring.
Oatmeal soap is a good solution to help exfoliate and cleanse the skin. It is also ideal to apply on dry and itchy skin because it is mild and gentle and reduces irritation. Oatmeal soak moisturises and helps correct the PH of your skin.
Chamomile soap has strong anti-inflammatory capabilities as the chamomile acts as anti-oxidant for the body. It has ability to soothe skin rashes, eczema and acne. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it’s fantastic to use on sensitive, dry skin as it is gentle but effective.
Coconut soap is made using coconut milk. It has the ability to moisturise and sooth the skin cells. Coconut soap contains antioxidant and antifungal properties. This helps reduction of skin inflammation, protecting skin from harsh environmental exposure while also moisturising and rejuvenating.