7 Reasons You Need To Try Castile Soap & 18 Genius Ways to Use It
These are genuine soaps opposed to the complex blend of detergents that we generally use as liquid soaps and they do not contain any soap!
7 REASONS TO START USING CASTILE SOAP
- Natural and free of toxins
Today, most of the soaps contain a myriad of toxic chemicals which wreak havoc on our health.
And, putting chemicals on the skin may actually be worse than eating them because they are absorbed into the bloodstream without the filtering that would happen if the toxins went through the digestive system.
Castile soap contains ingredients based only on vegetable including coconut oil, olive oil, hemp oil and jojoba oil, together with water and essential oils.
- Often organic, vegan and fair trade
Pure castile soaps are suitable for vegans because they are based on vegetable oils – as opposed to animal fat-based soaps, but however, always check the label before purchasing.
Most of the ingredients are certified organic and GMO-free, and have been sourced using Fair Trade principles.
- Doesn’t encourage super bacteria
Many of the soaps marked as anti-bacterial contain a synthetic antibacterial ingredient called triclosan-a chemical registered as a pesticide.
Triclosan contributes to resistant bacteria thus altering the hormone regulation, interfering with fetal development in pregnant women, and causing allergies, weight gain, and thyroid dysfunction.
So, there is no evidence that antibacterial soaps are effective at preventing illness. In order to keep your hands and home clean, and germ-free, it is better to stick with castile soap.
- Lathers easily
Many of the natural soaps don’t lather well-making a decidedly bubble-free bubble bath because they shun the use of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), a chemical which primary function is to foam up.
But, castile soap can produce a high-foaming lather without the health risk, because of the rich oil content. The vegetable oils are converted into soap and glycerin by the potassium hydroxide-you will need less water for a lather than with the traditional liquid soap.
- Safe for babies and pets
Natural castile soaps are exceptionally mild and safe for babies, although they should be kept away from the eye area as they are not ‘tear-free’.
Also, dogs and cats can be washed in many of these unscented varieties and their skin won’t be irritated.
- Environmentally friendly
The natural products which are used in the manufacture of the soap mean that it is biodegradable.
Castile soap is gentle on the environment because it is free of artificial foaming agents, fragrances, colors, chemical detergents, petrochemicals and toxic anti-bacterial agents.