Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hello and Welcome to SoapManna! 
This is my dream job....making organic soap, sharing it and then getting to write about it! My journey to making organic soap started about a year ago when I noticed how much my husband and I spend on household detergents each month! I started trying to find ways to cut corners which led me from making homemade laundry detergent to cold process soap.
And it wasn't just the money we're saving that got me really excited about my little hobby. I never realized how many chemicals we were exposing our skin to! I have very sensitive skin that's prone to dryness and breakouts and(though he doesn't like to admit it!) my husband has equally finicky skin that causes frequent irritation. You wouldn't believe the difference we've seen just by trying to cut out chemically ridden shampoos and body washes and replaced them with organic homemade soaps made from natural oils.
I got tired of not knowing what I was subjecting my body to! Trying to dicier ingredients like hydroxypropyltrimolinium chloride and tetrasodium EDTA- and when I was able to...well, lets just say sometime ignorance is bliss.

For example, I recently found out that I'm allergic to forms of synthetic methyl. Actually, this is a fairly common problem among people who also suffer form psoriasis, like I do. So guess what's in my super expensive shampoo that is supposed to be so genteel, especially for people with skin conditions?? Yep, two different forms of methyl. Great! 35$ a bottle and it's just making my problem worse!
So now I make my own! Check it out!

Lavender Rosemary Shampoo Bars:
Ingredients: Coconut oil, Palm oil, Castor oil, Olive oil, Avocado oil
Water, Lye, Lavender Essential Oil,  Rosemary Essential Oil 
As you can see, there is nothing in these awesome bars that is going to be a determent to my skin! Not only that, the all natural oils nourish my hair to the point that I don't even need conditioner anymore! (and my I tell you that my hair is extremely dry). The Lavender essential oil is great for soothing my skin and stimulates hair growth. The rosemary makes my hair glossy and increases blood flow to my roots!
All in all, a wholesome alternative to chemically ridden shampoo!