Personal Care and Services

Published on August 17th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor


Why Choose Natural Soap?

Soap Making

Making the right choices

If you have the time and the ability, your best option is to make your own products.  You’d be surprised to learn how easy it is to make soap, shampoo, beauty care products, sunscreen alternatives, and common household cleaners yourself.  A quick Google search will produce recipes and videos.  This is the best way to guarantee what you’re using on your body.

Again, proceed with caution and use common sense. Some of the ingredients used to make products such as soap can be dangerous.  That said, as long as you’re careful, the process is often fun.

Don’t have the time?  Get to know your producers.  If you have the opportunity to buy from a farmers market, you can have a long conversation with the person/people making your personal care products.  Make sure they know their stuff and that you are comfortable with their ingredient list and the choices they make.

If you want to purchase from a national company, do some research first.  Most companies will have their full ingredient listing online and would be happy to answer questions you may have.

As an owner of a natural bath and body company, you can imagine that I can wax eloquent about this topic.  That said, I’m not asking you to trust my word – I’m asking you to do your own research.  Inform yourself and make sure each purchase you make is the right one for you.

Sources: Skin Deep Database, Wikipedia

Image Sources: Have Camera Will Travel, and Flickr CC: punkin3.14

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