So what exactly is organic soap?
First, let me say very clearly – soap must always contain LYE. Lye is a chemical – a non-organic ingredient, but without it you can’t make soap. However, organic soap is still considered ORGANIC even if it has lye in it, and here’s why:
In the US - while lye is non-organic, it is allowed in organic soaps according to the USDA's rules on organic soaps, since bar soaps require lye for their successful production.
And the same goes for EU - a naturally saponified soap, which would have oils and added as part of the manufacturing process, but it would then not have any significant amounts of either oils nor lye remaining in the final product - the 'soap' would be considered organic.
So, organic soap is made with lye and distilled water mixture like other soaps. There is also an organic melt-and-pour in some shops, but you need to check the ingredients before purchasing it. If it contains glycerin – it is not considered organic.
On other pages I talk about using natural colorants. They can also be used in soap you want to be considered organic. For example, if you want to use carrot juice as a colorant you can use organically grown carrots.
Organic soap is normally used by people who wish to live a healthy lifestyle, or those who simply have no other choice.
In this day and age a lot of people suffer from various allergies, or skin conditions that are only worsened or irritated by using normal soap.
Normal, store bought soap usually contains chemicals, plus our skin can even be irritated by some oils or fragrances. Because of all these reasons people have turned to organic soap.
As I said before – all ingredients must not contain any herbicides, chemical fertilizers or pesticides. So if your ingredient fits the description, go ahead and use it! Let me give you some examples of organic ingredients:
Happy Soapy to You.....
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