Essential Oil Soaps: An Alternative To Commercial Soaps
Are you tired of using harsh commercial soaps? People choose to discontinue commercial soap use and turn to all natural essential oil soaps for a myriad of reasons. The harsh chemicals in commercial soap irritate sensitive skin, resulting in dryness, redness, rashes, and breakouts. Some of the drying ingredients in commercial soaps actually strip so much oil from the skin that the skin reacts by overproducing oil. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so it absorbs all the toxins exposed to your skin in commercial soap bars. Additionally, many commercial soap products test their products on animals, so many animal lovers choose to use only cruelty free soaps instead. Not only are the chemicals in commercial soaps bad for your skin and body, but they are bad for the environment as well. Every time you wash yourself with commercial soap, you are flushing those nasty chemicals down the drain. Here are a few essential oils commonly found in all natural soap bars:
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil is perhaps one of the most popular essential oils available. Lavender oil is commonly used in soaps, bath products, hair products, perfumes, and candles. Renowned for its calming and stress-relieving qualities, lavender is an excellent sleep aid. If you have dry skin, lavender will moisturize dry, irritated skin. Lavender oil has also been used as a natural treatment for eczema and dermatitis. If you experience bee stings or bug bites lavender oil will provide some relief.
Rosemary Essential Oil
The rosemary plant is renowned for the spice derived from its prickly needle-like leaves. However, rosemary essential oil smells wonderful and contains powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. These properties help to boost the body's immune response and keep away colds and the flu. The antiseptic qualities in rosemary essential oil are also used to naturally treat dermatitis, oily skin, and acne. Natural haircare products use rosemary oil to help stimulate the follicles, which encourages healthy hair growth.
Lemon Essential Oil
Like rosemary essential oil, lemon essential oil features powerful antiseptic and antibacterial qualities. This oil has a wonderfully bright, fresh fragrance and is used in everything from natural cleaning products to air fresheners to skin care products. Featuring high vitamin C levels, lemon oil is great for fortifying the immune system and keeping disease at bay. In natural skincare products, lemon essential oil is use for its scent and for its astringent and detoxifying properties. Because of its astringent properties, lemon essential oil is excellent for people with oily skin.
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Not only does this oil feature a delightfully warm and earthy smell, but cedarwood features powerful healing qualities. A natural sedative, this oil acts as a great natural stress reliever. The antifungal qualities in cedarwood oil help to relieve dry, flaky skin. Featured in many natural haircare products, cedarwood oil stimulates the hair follicles and increases scalp circulation. Therefore, cedarwood oil is a great natural treatment for dry scalp and fine, thinning hair. The antiseptic qualities in this oil will also help defend your body against toxins.
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