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Hand Made Vs Commercial Soap

Natural Hand Made Soap vs Mass Produced Commercial Soap

As the body’s only exterior organ, the skin comes into contact with a lot of dirt and bacteria on an everyday basis, healthy skin protects the body but it also absorbs a lot of what you put on it. It is important to understand how harmful some of the chemicals found in commercial soap can be.


Common commercial soap ingredients:

Parabens – A man-made chemical preservative. Some studies have shown some types of parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen and have been found to be present in breast tumours. More research is required to determine the link between parabens and breast cancer.

Phthalates – There is current research to support a link between phthalates and cancer, phthalate is an ingredient used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastic.

Petrochemicals – Made from petroleum and considered unsafe as there is little research on the long term effects they have on our health.

Synthetic Perfume – Aside from having zero therapeutic benefits, artificial scents have been linked to allergies and tend to cause skin irritation or aggravate existing issues.

Soap Opera only use healthy oils and pure essential oils to help nourish and moisturise the skin. Our soaps are locally produced and hand rolled by people passionate about health and the environment. People who switch over to hand made natural soap from commercially made, mass produced soap, say they notice a difference in their skin and overall health almost immediately. Small changes like this can drastically improve your wellbeing, what have you got to lose in trying something new!