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The Real Dirt on Natural Soap

Apr 10, 2011 11:18PM

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it absorbs everything that it comes it contact with, so it is important to make sure what you apply to the outside of your body is as natural and healthy as what you put in your body.

Natural soap is made with pronounceable skin moisturizing ingredients like Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Avocado Oil, just to name a few. All of these natural ingredients work together to provide a moisturizing, nourishing and healthy bar of soap that is full of vitamins and all the good stuff just as nature intended.

Glycerin naturally occurs in the soap making process and is a great humectant which attracts moisture to your skin. Natural soap contains its own natural glycerin and does not contain the unpronounceable harsh synthetic ingredients that you find on the labels of commercially manufactured soap. In contrast, commercial soap manufacturers extract the glycerin from the synthetic-detergent ‘soap’ bars that they make and sell it as a by-product. This glycerin by-product is sold for a larger profit for use in lotions and other high-end products. Most commercially manufactured ‘soap’ is not actually soap at all; it is a detergent, the same thing that you use to wash your dishes. It’s no wonder that so many people have dry, flaky and itchy skin. It is important to take the time to read the labels on bath and body products just like you read the labels on the food you buy.

Natural soaps and other skin and bath products can be found at Indian River Soap Company located at 804 E. New Haven Avenue in Historic Downtown Melbourne. Call 321-723-6464 for more information.