Soap and shampoo Bars:
More and more people are asking for natural soaps. For a good reason, they are better for you and our planet.
Natural soaps have natural ingredients, so much better for your skin. The pure ingredients that are used to produce them are what provides them with natural moisturizing properties.
You can without any bad feelings use natural soaps in wild water and they won't harm any ocean/water life.
If you use conventional products with severe chemicals and maybe toxins or micro beads, they easily find their way through the drains into our environment.
Every time that lather is getting washed down the drain, the toxins are going with it. Some might get filtered, but some just go straight through into our eco system.
All reasons why all natural, organic, homemade soap is a much better alternative to use.
If you know they are handmade you might also just appreciate it more, maybe you even know the person who sells the homemade soap on a farmers market. Great way to get connected and to support local handcraft.
[While the well known brand Lush has great unpackaged products be aware that they have ingredients added that are not allowed in natural cosmetics. I asked them for using Lush Soap in wild water and they didn't recommend! They recommended using their soap in a normal shower with filter only. So Lush might be a great family business, but they are not a natural cosmetics business.]
My personal experience:
The easiest swap for me. The body soap feels and smells good. I have really dry skin and I feel like the soap I have now is much better.
I actually use my body soap for my hair too at the moment. My hair needed to get used to the new shampoo/soap a while, but now it looks fine and even a little stronger than before. I rinse my hair with white vinegar or lemon juice every second week or so. I also tried rye flour as shampoo what went well, besides having a few flakes if I didn't rinse it good enough, but while traveling the soap bars are just more easy to carry.
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Shampoo bar and Conditioner:
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