It’s likely that, in the course of your lifetime so far, you have taken many a bath or shower using soaps that dry out your skin, and maybe even cause allergic reactions because of the heavy, artificial dyes many soap manufacturers place in bars of soap and body washes.
So, it’s time to enter the realm of natural soaps made with only the best ingredients for your skin, soothing, moisturising and healing the dry itchiness. On top of the healing, there’s also the potential for aromatherapeutic assistance as well, promoting good vibes and a relaxing time in the bath or shower.
Here are some delicious-smelling soaps from zenspiritual.com to help you treat yourself to divine skin care:
1) Chamomile Flowers Soap. Chamomile tea itself is said to be relaxing and soothing to your insides, but what about using chamomile flowers for your skin? This handmade soap is one of the best ways to give your skin some loving attention, as chamomile is an anti-inflammatory, reducing eczema, and it’s also anti-bacterial, assisting with reducing blackheads and acne. The one caveat to using this soap is this: if you’re allergic to ragwort (aka ‘ragweed’), daisies and other members of the Asteraceae family, you might want to tread cautiously. It depends on how severe your allergic reaction is.
2) Propolis Soap. This is an olive oil-based soap with bee propolis mixed in to keep your skin smooth, as well as to help regenerate your skin. Plus, the olive oil and honey scents alone will go a long way towards feeling beautiful on the inside, too.
3) Peppermint Soap Loaves. Peppermint has long been associated with cleaning, and these soaps have something special inside for your skin: a piece of loofah for the purpose of exfoliating dry, dead skin from your body when the soap itself is gone. These are very affordable soap bars, so you can purchase a few and give them as gifts for your girlfriends, mothers, daughters, sisters, etc.
4) Mint and Rosemary Soap. Mint is not just refreshing to smell, and it’s not just for gastrointestinal issues, mint essence is good for your skin! Mint is rich in salicylic acid, which is excellent at aiding exfoliation, reducing acne spots, as well as calming itchy, dry skin. Like mint, rosemary is also a fantastic skin helper. It has many vitamins and minerals, and thus it’s excellent for just about any skin type.
Rosemary also rejuvenates skin to the point of reducing the appearance of acne scars and spots, and it’s a true boon for those who wish to have younger-looking skin: rosemary’s antioxidants help nourish skin and protect it against the aging effects of free radicals, as well as tightening loose skin via the stimulation of biological activity, reducing any bags or wrinkles around the eyes and on other areas of the face.
5) Kava-Kava and Myrrh Soap. Kava root, also known as kava-kava, is known primarily for its internal usage, but believe it or not, kava-kava (or Piper methysticum), has some skin-soothing benefits. On the other hand, kava’s skin benefits for this soap are not quite as known as its accompanying herb: myrrh. Myrrh has long been used not just as an incense, but was used by the Egyptians as a topical ointment for chapped, cracked skin, thanks to its antioxidant properties.
In addition to this, the woodsy scent of myrrh is uplifting, aiding in calming your mind whilst the essential oil in this soap aids your skin.
There are many benefits to using natural soaps for skin-care. Just be careful in which essences you choose, in that you need to know your body and its reactions to various oils, even mixed in with soaps and lotions. Otherwise, have great fun using these soaps for your skin care.