There has been an increasing demand for hygiene products in the last two years. We just love our industrial hand soap and gel products because of their availability everywhere and low prices. What is so bad with our industrial hand soap then? Some products may contain ingredients that are not appropriate for our bodies. The question is whether a better alternative exists?
Let’s go over the harmful commercial soap ingredients checklist to help you check if your Soap is healthy.
SLS and SLES (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate)
Those ingredients are very harmful surfactants that might cause skin allergies and irritation.
It’s known for its foaming qualities, and that is why you can find it in many body products like shampoo, toothpaste, and Soap.
Many manufacturers are aware of this harmful chemical, so they are starting to manufacture SLS-free products.
You can find this ingredient inside beauty products due to its preservative qualities.
According to the American Cancer Society:” Exposure to formaldehyde has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory test animals. Exposure to relatively high amounts of formaldehyde in medical and occupational settings has been linked to some types of cancer in humans. Still, the effect of exposure to small amounts is less clear.”
This is a widespread ingredient in commercial soaps. It is used to bind ingredients together and assist fragrances in lasting for a longer time time. Using a large amount of this ingredient has been linked to breast cancer.
It is a well-known preservative chemical due to its quality to prevent the growth of bacteria.
Many beauty care products use it for preservation.
Perfume / Fregnace
When you see this ingredient on your product, it is primarily an artificial and synthetic scent.
We can not know the exact ingredient as the fragrances chemicals are considered a “secret trade-mark” by the FDA.
Those ingredients are just a small example of harmful components inside commercial Soap and cosmetic products.
So what are the alternatives?
Let me tell you about the ingredients we use to make natural Soap. The main components are oils, such as olive oil or coconut oil, distilled water, sodium hydroxide, and Lye.
Like with food, we recommend consuming only products that you are familiar with its ingredient.
Making a natural soap might be your first step into a healthy lifestyle.
We strongly recommend of Natual Milla Soap making course.
This course is a self-paced course that includes short and focused videos and additional digital assets.