Your body soap is something you probably use everyday, once again all over your skin and your body is absorbing everything in them. They contain parabens which is a chemical preservative. Also phthalates which are known to cause cancer, petrochemicals made from petroleum, synthetic perfume and dyes are all linked to allergies and hormonal issues, and skin conditions like acne.
Other common toxic ingredients you might see are: Phthalates, Benzoyl Peroxide, Triclosan, Resorcinol, Hydroquinone, Petroleum, Methylisothiazolinone and many more! If you want to read a quick article laying out why these are toxic like the parabens check out this Article.
There are simple, natural ways to scent and color soaps with out chemicals. Goats milk soaps with fresh herbs and essential oils, make your shower experience an aromatherapy one. And wont cause you long term harm and damage down the road to you and your family.
I found changing this saved me a lot of money. I didn’t have to buy soaps, shampoo, conditioner, or body wash. I also didn’t have to deal with a ton of bottles in the shower and saved the environment some plastic waste along the way. Its so easy for my boys to shower and wash everything with one bar, win-win i’d say!
You can make your own bars from this Basic Shampoo Bar recipe or if you are not ready to take on that yet, you can order some.