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When essential oils, herbs & plant extract are added to these soaps, common skin disorders like acne, eczema and psoriasis can be treated. The anti fungal and anti bacterial properties of these oils lends a soothing and cooling effect to the skin and a variety of other healing properties.

Advantages Of Handmade Soap Over Mass Produced Soap

At Soap Ministry, we maintain a minimum organic content level of 85% in all our bar soaps. We have also taken the additional step of becoming certified under the USDA National Organic Program. Our certifying agency is the Montana Department of Agriculture.

Handmade Soap : Glycerin is obtained by the saponification procedure and offers superb moisturizing effect. It is a bi-product obtained naturally. Glycerin is expensive and it is added to body products like skin ointments and skin creams, which would fetch a higher price.

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Harmful Ingredients in daily use product worth avoiding

Potential problems: One ingredient, triethanolamine, is a possible human carcinogen, and three other ingredients contain harmful additives linked to cancer or other health problems: sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, TEA-stearate and tocopherol.

One of every 120 products contains ingredients classified as known or probable human carcinogens by the government.

55 percent of all products contain "penetration enhancers," (including some that contain known or probable human carcinogens) which increase the product's ability to penetrate the skin and get into the bloodstream

Juile Berquist : A a breast cancer survivor have done extensive research on ingredients in skin care. Educate people about chemicals in body care and provide them with pure, clean products for a healthier lifestyle. Important for for skin care products that are chemical free and certified organic if possible.

The healthier alternative is to use soap created with vegetable oils, scented with essential oils and colored with herbs and plant extracts. Other added plant based oils like cocoa or shea butter will moisturize and soften your skin. Ingredients should be certified organic if possible to assure that the plants were grown without toxic chemicals.

Common Harmful Ingredients found in Ordinary Soaps

Synthetic Scents – Synthetic scents in commercial soap may contain fragrances which are synthetic compounds that may dry out or irritate your skin. Fragrances can have hidden ingredients such as phthalates which are linked to serious reproductive problems in studies of people and animals.

Artificial Colors -- Artificial colors are mostly petroleum based chemicals. Keep in mind that your skin is porous and will absorb whatever it comes in contact with.

Antibacterial Soap -- Triclosan ingredient may be harmful.

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