Lavender soap made with all natural ingredients - avocado oil, castor oil, olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, coconut milk, lavender herb and natural scent - using the cold processing technique.
Lavender Angustifolia Herb is used because of its versatility and aromatherapy. It is a small shrub with gray, downy, linear leaves with blue to violet flowers, its aromatic sweet scent is said to have antiseptic and anti-depressant effects. This essential oil is said to be calming to the nerves and relieves tension. Lavender can be used for all types of skin ailments such as acne, oily skin, psoriasis, sunburn. This combination of ingredients is also used to help prevent dandruff. This soap is a great emollient.
How does using all natural soap make a difference? Most people take soap for granted. They think that as long as soap keeps you clean from dirt and bacteria, it is just fine and there is not much to it. But there is so much more going on in one of the most often repeated rituals that we all do every day - using soaps, shampoos and deodorant products. Experts report that your skin is porous and absorbent. It absorbs whatever it comes in contact with, much the same as sticking something in your mouth. Reports show that regular use of chemical laden products may cause the body to store the chemicals in the body fat or even in the brain tissue. With enough accumulation of toxins in the body, illness may occur. Think about how many times a day you use soap. How much soap do you use in a month? Now think about this. Human skin is the largest organ in the body and although many people think that skin is absorption proof, skin is virtually a breathing barrier that protects your body from the environment, and it also absorbs and releases things from outside of the body. One example is the nicotine patch. It's a patch that slowly injects nicotine into bloodstream through a person's skin. There are many other well-known examples of the skin's ability to absorb elements from outside. But we normally don't think about how careful we should be about applying various chemicals to our skin, especially considering that we could be doing it every day or several times daily. Did you know that there is soap with caffeine in it to give you that extra morning boost just like a cup of coffee does? Somehow it doesn't sound too healthy. And a cup of coffee is probably a much better option. Of course, one might say that when using soap it is almost immediately washed away. And it is true, normally we don't have soap on our skin for as long periods of time as a person would be wearing a nicotine patch. But we don't apply nicotine patch to the whole body either. And of course, it doesn't matter how well you rinse, not 100% of the soap is always washed away. There are still small amounts of soap left on our skin even after we leave the shower. So next time while you're showering, think about the diet that you have your skin on. Is it all healthy, or is it more like junk-food full of chemicals, preservatives and potentially dangerous things that can accumulate with years of use? The next time you walk down the soap aisle at your favorite store enjoying the fresh, clean scents and the bright colorful packaging, pay attention. Look at the labels. The vast majority of the products on the shelf don't say 'soap' on their labels. They might be called beauty bars, moisturizing bars, or body bars, but not soap. That's because these bars aren't actually soap and can't legally claim to be; they're detergents. The manufacturers have removed most of the 'good' stuff that occurs in the soap making process, and replaced it with synthetic lathering agents and harsh chemicals. These cheap, plentiful detergent bars can be poor for your skin. Commercial soap manufacturers make it a practice to remove the glycerine that is produced during the saponification (soap-making) process. The glycerine is a highly profitable substance, often sold to other companies who use it to make moisturizers and lotions, leaving your skin dried out from the harsh detergent 'soap,' as its used. Most commercially produced soap bars contain synthetic lathering agents, artificial colors, and a slew of chemicals we can't even pronounce. Antibacterial and antimicrobial soaps often contain triclosan. Triclosan is a toxic chemical that is known to cause cancer. According to the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (NCAMP), manufacturers of a number of triclosan-containing products claim that the active ingredient continues to work for as long as 12 hours after use. Consumers are, therefore, exposed to triclosan for much longer than the 20 seconds it takes to wash their hands or face. Triclosan poses a health risk, as it is a toxic compound. The most shocking thing is that triclosan is commonly found in everyday consumer goods such as antibacterial soaps, deodorants, body washes, creams, lotions, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, detergents, dishwashing liquids, and yes, mouthwash and toothpaste. These chemicals and toxins are now finding their way into our eco-system. Every time that lather goes down the drain, those pollutants are going with it. A recent report by the UK's Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) revealed that synthetic chemicals from soap, body washes, shampoos and other healthcare products were sneaking through the filters at water purification plants. The list of offenders included phthalates, which are linked to reproductive disorders in both humans and animals, and parabens, a preservative, which are said to be linked to cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Union currently regulate triclosan, and the Environmental Protection Agency classifies this substance as a probable human carcinogen.