How much do you know about what's in the soaps you use day to day?
Skin is the body’s largest organ and is often the first to touch and absorb toxins, chemicals, and other substances in commercial products. Often the ingredients in those products have long and unfamiliar names and are hidden in unreadable fine print on a small label. Hand washing and cleansing should be soothing. Unfortunately, much commercial soap has ingredients that can be harsh or have negative impacts on you or the environment.
Over the last few years, soaps that contain natural ingredients are making a comeback for the best reasons. Organic soaps have made their way back into our skincare routine, reflecting how our ancestors and Indian culture always knew the importance of these ingredients. Before the day of marriage, the bride is smeared with haldi (turmeric) to give her skin a natural glow. The wonder of Indian herbs is that they are not only chemical-free, but they also give us a pleasant and refreshing feeling.
Soaps that are made of natural and plant-based ingredients are referred to as Organic soap. They do not contain any harmful chemicals, parabens, or sulfates. These soaps are prepared through cold-process methods and every step is done by hand to ensure that the skin remains soft and supple throughout the day. Organic soaps are gentle on the skin, causing no irritation, rashes, or allergies, and are suitable for all skin types. Based on the skin concerns you are experiencing, you can choose the soaps best suited to treat it.
How is Tatvik Ayurveda’s Mridukaya Oudh Handmade Soap better for you and the Earth?
1. It made without chemicals and synthetics
Most commercial soaps aren’t true soap at all. Often manufactured with synthetic ingredients, they’re similar to detergents. These may include parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, triclosan, and phosphorus, which irritate and dry the skin. Scientists even link some of these ingredients to hormone disruption and cancer.
Tatvik Ayurveda's Mridukaya Oudh Handmade Soap has natural Oudh Extract, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, and Raw Organic Honey and oils.
2. It’s not harmful to waterways
The natural ingredients in most handmade soaps are biodegradable. Meanwhile, the synthetic ingredients in commercial soaps, such as phosphorus, drain into rivers and lakes and harm fish and other living things.
3. It moisturizes your hands better and longer with glycerin
A type of fat naturally found in plants, glycerin organically hydrates and keeps the skin soothed. Many commercial soap companies remove the glycerin from their products to increase their shelf life. If the soap label says body wash or body bar, it may be a detergent.
5. It’s 100% plant-based and not tested on animals
Many handmade soaps contain no animal fats, milk, or any such products, so they are 100% plant-based. The small businesses that make them usually don’t test on animals, so they are most likely cruelty-free.
6. It comes from small businesses
Purchasing handmade soap from local businesses means supporting community members. Commercial soap companies often make their products in factories with machines, not people.
7. Its packaging is often sustainable
You’ll usually see handmade soap packaged without plastics, whereas many commercial soaps are in single-use plastic bottles or heavily printed, glossy boxes.
Allow our additives to introduce themselves
We are eccentric in our way. We can only assume you too are when it comes to hygiene and skincare because what's inside, matters. That's why we compel you to make a choice first before you buy.
- Oudh Extract – The pure essential extract of Oudh – a precious and rare wood resin, is extracted by steam distillation for its excellent warming and soothing properties. Its exquisite fragrance also leaves the skin scented for hours.
- Jojoba Oil – Using jojoba oil for soap making is great for adding moisturizing and conditioning properties to your finished product.
- Olive Oil – Its extract helps in delaying the signs of aging and protects your skin from Vitamin E nourishment.
- Raw Organic Honey – A good source of antioxidants that glorifies the skin.
Tatvik Ayurveda Bath and Body offers a variety of organic handmade soaps that are handcrafted with love and passion. We also believe that your skin reflects what you eat. Instill the practice of eating homegrown fruits and vegetables, and always remember that what matters most is your inner beauty.