Your regular commercial soaps tend to use a large number of synthetic ingredients. What this means, is that they were formulated in a lab and not based on any original, healthy ingredients. Examples of these compounds include dyes, fragrances and even estrogenic elements that can lower testosterone levels in men leading to infertility and even impotence! This is in combination of phthalates, which are also linked with reproductive disorders.
Not only can these irritate the skin by drying it out and causing rashes and allergies but they can also cause a wealth of other problems – potentially even making you ill! This is why more and more people are choosing to make the switch to organic hand soap – and it’s why you should maybe consider doing the same…
If you’re interested in living a more organic lifestyle and trying to avoid hurtful chemicals (which you should be!), then the good news is that there are plenty of resources online that provide recipes and instructions for making your own homemade soaps.
Here are the ingredients for a great organic soap:
• 3 cups of glycerine soap base
• ¼ cup infusion of lavender flowers and rosemary leaves
• 1 ½ teaspoons of lavender oil
• ½ teaspoon of rosemary oil
• 1 teaspoon of pulverized dry rosemary
To make your own infusion, you simply need to pour steaming water over plant parts and steep for around 10 minutes. For the true organic effect, the water should also be non-chlorinated!
- Misty Cassady