Why all natural soap?
We are often asked why we started making soap. After several years of ditching most processed foods, we switched to using all natural cleaning products in our home. So we were paying attention to what we put in our bodies and around our bodies -- but what about what we put ON our bodies? Our skin is our largest organ and is very absorbent. Toxic chemicals can be drawn through the skin and transferred into the bloodstream, causing long-term damage.
So the journey began. We set out to create a product that would be safe for all to use, that benefited our skin, using simple, all natural ingredients that we could pronounce!
It's nourishing: Mass produced soaps purchased at the grocery store are full of chemical additives, that not only dry out your skin but can lead to rashes and other irritations. This is not only because of the synthetic additives, but also because most soap companies take the glycerin out of their soap. But handmade soaps made with all-natural ingredients retain their glycerin, therefore providing natural moisture for your skin.
It's cleansing: Soap labeled as "antibacterial" and made by large manufacturers typically contain triclosan, along with numerous other harmful chemicals (including parabens, petrochemicals, and others that we can't pronounce). Studies have found that triclosan may disrupt human hormones (animals studies proved it) and damage the reproductive system. Also, it doesn’t actually kill more germs than natural soap!
It's good for the environment: The very same toxic chemicals in mass produced soap that harm our bodies are also causing serious damage to our environment. Because of vast use in conventional body care, dangerous chemicals are commonly found in rivers, oceans, and lakes. We use plant-based ingredients in our soap, so of course they don't harm the environment.
The process that goes into making natural soaps is quite different from store-bought soaps. For us, it's about quality, not quantity, And there’s no better way to take care of yourself than by using some wonderfully simple natural soaps.