Have you read the ingredients in your shower gel lately? If one of the ingredients is petrolatum (or petroleum), maybe it’s time to go clean! Our skin is the body’s largest organ, is porous and absorbs a lot of what we put on it – over 50%! Paying attention to the ingredients in shower gel and body lotion is especially important.
Most bar soaps have minimal ingredients that are easy to understand (below you’ll find a great example of ingredients listed in an organic bar of soap versus an average shower gel!). They also don’t cost a lot; you can find them at your local natural grocer for an average of $5.00 each! Tip: I like using bar soap on my hands as well, especially while doing my makeup, when I tend to wash them multiple times. It is a lot less harsh!
I could continue to talk about bar soap, but why complicate such a simple message. It is important to me that I begin my green-beauty routine everyday by cleansing my body without toxins and chemical preservatives. If you want an easy way to start detoxifying your body, start with buying a clean bar of soap!
Remember, you are appreciated and worthy of self-care and love.
Comment below! I would love to know if you’ve “greened” your shower routine.
Ingredients in an Organic Bar of Soap:
*= Certified Organic
saponified oils/butters of olea europea (olive)*, mangifera indica (mango)*, and ricinus communis (castor)*; hand-harvested French grey sea salt; buttermilk powder*; non-GMO mixed tocopherols; rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) antioxidant CO2 extract*
99.9% certified organic ingredientsOsmia Oh So Soap $18
Ingredients in a Typical Body Wash:
Water, Petrolatum, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Trideceth-3, Fragrance, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Oleate, Mineral Oil, Disodium Edta, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.Olay Ultra Moisture with Shea Butter Body Wash $5.49