We have all searched far and wide for clean soap that does not contain a ton of nasty chemicals. What I think many people fail to realize is that our skin is the largest organ in our entire body. All of the nasty chemicals we put on our skin are absorbed into our system. Therefore, we need to be readily aware of what types of chemicals we are using.
If you have sensitive skin, you typically don’t respond very well to chemically laden soap. The organic option offers you a soap that can reduce the irritation of chemical ingredients. Also, organic soap has not been produced with any herbicides, chemical fertilizers or pesticides so it significantly reduces the risk of skin irritation.
For several years I have been a hardcore reader of the labels of all the products I buy. Yes, I am that crazy lady in the grocery store who is standing in the aisle reading the back of all the boxes on the gluten free aisle. Just because it says all natural or gluten free does not necessarily mean the product is healthy. This also goes for soap products. Just because the box says all natural it does not mean the other products are good for your skin. The soap can include some all natural products but the remaining ingredients are nasty and do more harm than good.
It’s a little too simplistic to be a hard and fast rule, but as a general guideline, you want to look for a product that contains familiar ingredients, not one that reads like a chemistry lab supply company catalog. Common ingredients found in organic soap include:
Using organic soap has other benefits. First off, most organic soaps are cruelty-free, meaning they’re not tested on animals. Purchasing natural and organic products is better for the environment, too. Organic ingredients are grown without chemicals and pesticides, both of which can pollute the water supply, air, and soil. Organic soap might not lead the charge in saving the world but it supports the fundamental effort.
Although the added attention to detail might mean the organic option is a couple dollars more... for many, the health benefits — not to mention the product quality — justify the extra cost. It’s a purchase you can feel good about and enjoy. (http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/benefits-of-organic-soap/)