When visiting a soap store, the first thing that comes in mind: How can I know if this Soap Truly Natural and Safe for my skin? As professional Soap Makers, we are happy to share 5 basic tips, that will help you to identify truly Natural Soaps just by the look! Check the tips below⬇️⬇️
For start its important to understand the majority of cleaning products sold in stores under the name SOAP are not soaps at all. They are more accurately described as synthetic chemical detergents containing synthetic fragrance oils, dyes, and harsh ingredients like triethanolamine. Which can be harmful to both your eyes and lungs.
✔Real Natural Soap is a product made through the reaction of saponification. Basic ingredients are Fat Acids+ Lye. Depending on the types of soap made, it can be KOH or NaOH. Such soap doesn't contain dangerous ingredients such as parabens, SLS. Methods used to make truly natural soaps counts centuries, such a process is fully handmade, old-fashion, and pure alchemy.
Let's imagine a situation that can happen to anyone, you are standing in the store with soap, you have to make a quick test to be sure if the products you are planning to buy is enough good quality, to make your shower time beneficial and fun. How can you know if the soap is safe for both your skin and our planet?
Just keep on reading, we will share below our 10 years of Natural Soap Making
experience in short 5 tips:
➡️More likely Natural Soap won’t be snow-white: when you add herbal broths, soap turns dark. The only exemption is soap made on 100% coconut oil or with adding of salts. ❌ Usually, factory-made soap gets its pure white from adding of titanium dioxide.
➡️ Most likely Natural Soap won’t be crystal clear. Surely, you can add alcohol, sugar syrup, and glycerin to natural soap, however, it still won’t be as see-through as the soap base. ❌ Crystal clear soaps are mostly made by the Melt& Pour Method, which is basically the usage of pre-made soap bases, continuing SLS or parabens.
➡️ If the soap uses natural dyes such as coffee, cocoa, or sea buckthorn oil, it most likely won’t have bright saturated color. ❌ Bright colors are usually in soaps, made with food coloring or cosmetic pigments.
➡️ If the soap has a long-lasting fragrance, most likely it was made with odorants (a complex mixture of synthetic and semi-synthetic fragrances), and not essential oils. ❌ Remember, not everything that you can smell in real life can preserve the fragrance: freshly cut grass, cherry in chocolate, etc. Check first, whether there is an actual essential oil, made from that particular flower or plant. For example, essential oil scents are lavender, mint, frangipani, lemon, kaffir lime, etc.
✔️Natural Soap can not be too solid. It is always a bit softer, then commercial soap bars, leaving a slightly oily feeling after holding an unused bar. ❌Commercial soap bars will be extremely solid, as a rock. Which gives the wrong idea that such a bar is better. Let us explain: one of the natural byproducts of the process of making soap is glycerin. In general, glycerin is a great skin moisturizer, a humectant because it draws moisture to it and emollient that softens the skin. When made traditionally, these soaps contain glycerin which hydrates your skin while bathing. However, the Store-bought or commercially-produced soaps are usually processed to remove glycerin. After glycerine is removed, the soap loses its moisturizing effect but becomes extremely solid on the other hand.