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What to Avoid when Buying “All Natural” Soaps

You may have several reasons for making the switch to organic soaps. Most are beneficial both to people and the environment, and that is why this industry is booming. That said, there are some things you need to avoid when purchasing your first bar.

All-Natural (But Not Really)

You’ll find thousands of handcrafted soaps online. Most of them have the “All Natural” verbiage on their label somewhere. If you look at the ingredients list, you’ll learn that many of these soaps may have started off as natural until the handcrafted added a chemical fragrance and coloring. Many of these fragrances contain up to or over 10,000 chemicals (most petrochemicals), which may be bad for both you and the environment. They are not regulated in any way and are protected by outdated trade secret laws. So, it’s best to avoid soaps that contain artificial fragrances. Instead, look for soaps that are made with familiar ingredients (oats, sunflower petals, unrefined African shea butter, etc.), essential scent oils and natural plant-based coloring. Also, the fewer ingredients, the better.

Coconut, Palm and Other Nut Oils

Many people are highly allergic to these oils. If you know ahead of time that you are allergic, then you can avoid soaps that contain these ingredients. Soaps made with certified organic extra virgin olive oil may be the better option for you. If you know that you aren’t sensitive to these oils, then you obviously don’t have to worry about a rash or worse. But if you are unsure, it is a good idea to test a small area on your hand to see if you develop a rash.


Diligence is important when shopping for all natural soaps. The real ones help remove toxins that can often cause a variety of skin conditions, promoting healing and vibrant looking skin over time. The wrong ones can exacerbate your problems, forcing you to spend more time and money searching for the right solution.