Suds Up With These Healthy Soaps!

clean face

I’ve romanticized the idea of making my own all-natural soaps for a while now, even giving them out as gifts, but the problem is that I can’t seem to find the time to do it! Making our own cleansing products after work probably isn’t going to happen for most of us.

But you can’t just grab just any old soap off the shelf either. The majority of the soaps and body washes you see perusing the personal care isles don’t seem to give a hoot about your health. They’re laced with synthetic lathering agents, artificial colors, and harsh chemicals which bioaccumlate in our bodies. The chemicals get stored in our fat, and when there is enough accumulations of toxins in the body, illness can occur.

Our skin is the largest organ of the body, and it’s both porous and absorbent. What we’re sudsing ourselves up with every day matters.  What we put on our body, is as import as what we put in it.

When I was little girl, my Mother would encourage me to wash up while having fun in the bathtub by telling me to make myself into a soapy snowman. I know, it sounds strange but, it’s a fond memory. Now you can lather up and have some fun, even make yourself into a soapy snowgirl if you wish, with these healthy soaps that will leave you feeling so fresh and so clean.

mango B

Wembe’s Cleansing Blend for body, face and hands. My favorite is the mango (above), but you can choose from several different blends.

 

 

DrBonner32oz

I wash my face with Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Liquid Soap. (Just three drops will do the trick!)

 

 

loofah assai pack

Wembe’s Loofah Acai exfoliating bar is a dream come true for your skin. The loofah comes from a plant that looks similar to a zucchini, and this bar will help remove dead skin cells and stimulate blood circulation.

 

 

 

ecover handsoap

 

Right now I have Ecover’s hand soap next to my kitchen and bathroom sinks!

 

soap dish

I use this cute L’Occitane’s soap dish in my bathroom to hold my favorite soaps!


About Lindsay E. Brown
Lindsay is Eco-Chick's Co-owner and Managing Editor. She also works for CBS EcoMedia. She writes the weekly “eco roundup” at LauraTurnerSeydel.com and has written for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, EarthHour.org, Eco-Age.com, Ecover US and Gather Green. Lindsay was featured on the Veria Living Network as a “voice for the planet’s health” and was named in Ecover’s “30 Under 30″ contest which recognized those who are making a sustainable difference in their local or global communities.

2 Comments

  1. I’m a soap fiend and I love the handmade, vegan, cruelty-free soaps from The Fanciful Fox. The women behind this shop in Scranton, PA, (mother/daughter duo) are amazing and awesome and they make all of their own soap on the premises. I’ve never been to their shop but I’ve had their soap and their updates on their Facebook page makes me drool with excitement every time they concoct a new soap bar. I can’t recommend them enough.
    Website: http://www.fancifulfox.com/
    Their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/FancifulFox

    Thanks for the great post – I love learning about new companies, too!

    ~Megy

  2. Arrghh too late again, been on the look out for green gift ideas for valentines day, and now I find this a day too late…

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