Our modern soaps are made from either animal fat or vegetable oil. The fats are combined with lye, which is then transformed into soap through a chemical reaction known as saponification. This process leaves sodium salts in the soap, which are very bad for your health.
The main problem with common soaps is that they are very alkaline. That’s why it’s important to neutralize your skin after using them by using a moisturizer. The reason for this is that common soaps have an average pH level of 9 or 10, which is too high for human skin. This causes inflammation to the skin, eyes, mouth, and throat. As well as causing redness to these areas, the soap residue can also dry out your skin & cause it to crack open in certain places if you are not careful about washing yourself properly after each use.
That being said there are other alternatives on the market that are made from organic products but still contain lye in their ingredients which makes them even worse than commercial ones. The best way to make sure your soap is good for you and the environment while still containing some awesome ingredients is by making it yourself.
Biodegradable soaps are different. The traditional way of making them was to create them using glycerin, borax, and water. This produced a soap that was good for your skin but not biodegradable at all! To make it biodegradable you had to mix it with other ingredients, such as sugar cane molasses & cassava root extracts, or even algae extracts. These were healthier options because they derived their saponification process from plants instead of petroleum products, but again not biodegradable.
The second alternative for making a biodegradable soap was using sodium salts that are naturally found in plants. Plants can survive because they can extract minerals from the soil and turn them into their natural food source. This creates high-quality sodium salts that are very healthy for your skin – yet they aren’t biodegradable at all!
Nowadays we’re seeing a third alternative: biodegradable soaps made purely from living things such as seaweed & mushrooms. These ingredients don’t contain any dead matter or harmful substances, just healthy nutrients better than those derived from plants alone. Because these ingredients come directly from the earth, they are the best ingredients for making biodegradable soap.
How can biodegradable soap be good for your skin?
Modern soaps contain sodium salts that create a harsh environment on or inside your skin. This damages important protein structures in your skin cells, eventually resulting in an inability to regenerate properly. As you age it becomes even weaker and you will experience more skin problems like sagging & wrinkling.
This is because our modern-day soaps strip off 40% of the natural oil from your skin when you shower! Mineral oil was added to these soaps as a cheap way to replace the oils stripped by lye during saponification, thus creating a nice silky feeling on your skin while damaging its important protein structures.
When you stop using soap, your skin will eventually start producing its natural oils again – but there is another problem to worry about! Soaps are alkaline substances that disrupt the acid mantle of your skin. This barrier regulates how much moisture escapes from the inside *of* your skin cells while preventing water from entering through the outside.
But when it gets weakened, water enters in & out of your skin at will. This causes dehydration & provides a very nice environment for bacteria which then makes you sick.
If you shower with biodegradable soap instead, it doesn’t damage or strip away any important parts of your skin because it’s made purely from living things. Instead, the nutrients help restore damaged areas so they can stay young, healthy & strong for longer.
It is important to make sure the soap you choose doesn’t contain sodium salts or petroleum products. Also ensure that it contains natural ingredients such as seaweed extract, aloe vera extract, and olive oil.
Don’t let all those fancy names trick you into thinking they’re worth buying – many of them are just expensive versions of the same chemicals used in commercial soaps!
Professional tip: don’t use top brands like Dove or Technic as your biodegradable soap. Their goal isn’t to make your skin healthier; it’s to strip off as much oil from your skin as possible regardless of its cost to you! This is because these companies run on a business model where they must constantly increase their production & sales, so they have to maximize the amount of soap you buy.
What’s more important: your health or a company’s profit?
How can biodegradable soap be good for the environment?
When you wash your clothes with commercial soaps, they’re covered in tiny plastic particles that remain on the fabric & make it less absorbent. This means it will take longer to dry because more water is evaporating into the air. Then this water condenses on your floor or walls instead of returning to the earth!
Even when commercial laundry detergents claim they are biodegradable, they still contain sodium salts which makes them harmful to life outside of our planet too. When these chemicals leech out into our soil & water supply, it stops plants from absorbing nutrients properly and eventually kills all living things around them.
Biodegradable soap doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals like sodium salts & petroleum products. This means you don’t need to use fabric softener or dryer sheets either (which contain way more harmful chemicals than laundry detergents)!
To be 100% certain that your biodegradable soap is causing no harm, only purchase certified organic soaps with the USDA seal. They’re approved by an independent board of scientists who ensure they are safe for both humans & life outside our planet too!
If everyone switched to using biodegradable soaps, we can save up to 35% of water consumption in this country alone. This will help feed the world’s growing population without needing to cut down more trees for mass production of paper because less commercial soap will be used.