Thursday, April 5, 2012

Why use this soap?

From my friend Julianne, a massage therapist, I am reminded that many of the products we are told are safe are not tested.  Most commercially made soaps are full of chemicals that are very bad for your skin.  I don't want to scare you, but please read this:

*Top 6 Raw thoughts on Why To Go ALL Natural with your Beauty Products

1) Lead paints have be recalled, yet lead is still found in most major brand- name lipsticks.
2) Many popular cosmetic ingredients like sodium laurel sulfate, and tetrasodium EDTA have been proven to be carcinogens, neurotoxins and reproductive toxins in animals. We are animals.
3) Less than 20% of the synthetic chemicals used in cosmetics are tested for safety.
4) A study by the Environmental Working Group showed an average of 232 toxic chemicals found in the blood of brand new babies.
5) Europe has banned many of the ingredients we allow in cosmetics in the USA.

My Vervain soap has only all natural Shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, sodium hydroxide (which is the alkaline which makes soap lather) and vervain.   and a wee bit of lemon oil.  Your skin will love you.  Mine went from looking like an alligator purse to looking like it did when I was a child.  Never again will I use commercial soap.  Get some at my shop on ETSY.