Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Why Use Natural Soap?

Desert Moon Bath & Body's soap is made using a 200 year ancient traditional cold process method. Each bar is unique and takes about one month to produce, but once cured, the soap is gentle and mild. Our handmade soaps retain the natural glycerin, which is formed during the curing process. Commercial milled soaps remove the natural glycerin before selling. We use only high grade oils and pesticide free botanicals. The essential oils and fragrance oils in our soaps are high grade and phthalate free.
Our soaps should not be confused with glycerin soap or "melt and pour" soap, which are produced from premade soap bases. Our soaps are made on site using fresh, pure, animal free, cruelty free, natural ingredients.

Why Natural Soap?

Adults have about 8 pounds of skin. It is our largest organ, and it's like a sponge soaking up all that we spread on it. So, what do you want your skin to absorb?

We think that only all natural ingredients are good enough because that is what best for you.

We begin making every batch from scratch with olive oil, coconut oil, and organic sustainable palm oil. To this we add special moisturizing oils and butters such as avocado oil and shea butter to make sure that they are luxuriously moisturizing. Our soaps are colored naturally with plants and earth materials such as French clay, and they are scented with pure essential oils. Finally, in order to make soap we add sodium hydroxide (lye).

Without lye there would be no soap. In fact, the definition of soap requires that oils (fats) and lye be combined to cause a chemical reaction called 'saponification.' Don't worry, there's no lye left in the soap after this chemical reaction. Plus, after the saponification occurs the natural by-product is glycerin, a wonderful humectant that helps attract moisture to your skin and keep it soft.

Commercial 'soap' is not actually soap, it is a detergent. It's made with chemicals; if you are feeling brave look at the label of your favorite detergent bar. It is possible that you will not be able to pronounce many of the words. Is that what you want your body to absorb?

Not only is commercial 'soap' made with chemicals, but the natural glycerin that is created is actually removed so that it can be sold separately. We think that's pretty sad because the glycerin is one of the best parts of our soap. It helps make it so luxurious and makes it feel great on your skin.

We are sure that you'll love our handmade soap. It's an affordable luxury, and you deserve it!

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