Although natural soap and synthetic soaps are often thought to be the same because they perform the same function, there are big differences between the two. To begin with, natural soap consists of natural ingredients such as citrus, herbs, bark, milk group combined with natural oils, but synthetic soaps are largely composed of petroleum and its derivatives. Because of their essential ingredients, natural soaps and synthetic soaps affect our bodies very differently. ⠀
Synthetic soaps and detergents contain harmful preservatives and chemical agents to help them do the cleaning job better.
Synthetic soaps used to increase cleaning power can cause allergic reactions in some people. Likewise, synthetic essences used in soaps also pave the way for allergies. Soap residues, which are formed by the reaction of hard water with synthetic soap and accumulate in our body, cause long-term damage.
What we mean by synthetic soaps is; Soaps produced by fabrication method, soaps containing soap base, shaped gift soaps made with melt pour technique, and all soaps with SLS, SLES in the ingredients section.
What is this SLS?
SLS, which is used in synthetic soaps, is a chemical agent that has a detergent effect in its essence. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS- C12H25O4S.Na or C12H25NaO4S) is commonly found in synthetic soaps. The reason manufacturers use SLS is because it is cheap. It is harmful to the skin and irritating. It is a petrochemical product.
Have you ever wondered why synthetic soaps lather much more than natural soaps? This is because manufacturers add foaming agents to their skin cleansers. This effect is purely for the purpose of eyewash and does not contribute to the use of skin cleansers. These chemicals include cocamide DEA, MEA and TEA. In addition to its cleaning ability, SLS is also used in the foaming process.
Natural soaps (sodium salts of fatty acids) absorb oil and dirt and foam when mixed with the surrounding air. ⠀ Unlike synthetic soaps, natural soaps are obtained with a mixture of more than one oil. and the glycerine in them is not taken from the environment during production and remains in the soap. During fabrication production, this glycerin is collected and also offered for sale for the cosmetics industry. Just for this reason, people who use glycerin-free soaps rightly act with the prejudice that solid soap dries the skin.
In its simplest terms, natural soap is soap containing Soap + Glycerin + Unsaponified oil. Every soap that has a content other than this is Synthetic.
Be you, seek the natural, demand the natural, do not include anything unnatural in your life. With Love…