Shmutzies Natural Glycerin Soap in Newtown PA
Getting clean with Shmutzies
I’m not sure about you but I take showers and baths for one simple reason: to get clean. Sometimes I also do it for relaxation to relieve stress and just because sometimes a hot bath or shower is just nice. But no matter why you bathe, using the right cleansing products is crucial. If you dissect the average bar of soap or break down a teaspoon of popular body wash, you’d probably find a handful of highly unsavory ingredients: harsh detergents, synthetic preservatives, artificial colors and fragrances, greasy mineral oils, even animal fats. How clean is that?
As with all bath and beauty products, it is important to read the label on that bar of soap or bottle of body wash before you decide to take it home with you. We can’t emphasize this enough. The ingredients should either be extremely easy to decipher, be accompanied by clear explanations, or both. When shopping for soap, be on the lookout for two of the most common ingredient red flags:
Also known as petroleum-based preservatives, these toxic ingredients often sneak into even the most “natural” products. They can be disguised by the addition of prefixes like “propyl” and “butyl.” Parabens have been linked to breast cancer, impaired fertility, and skin irritation, from mild itching to scaling and blistering.
Sodium lauryl sulfate and propylene glycol
Petroleum surfactants, these synthetic ingredients are often used as foaming agents to create extra-fluffy lather in soaps and shampoos. They’ve been connected to skin irritation and, more alarmingly, to disrupting the structure of the skin to allow deeper penetration of other toxins.
If you truly want to get clean with soap, made only from ingredients derived from nature, try using handmade, natural soap from local vendors who only use fresh and natural ingredients to make their products. Shmutzies makes soap and other bath and beauty products from scratch and with simple ingredients, including love and laughter. Think of essential oils, goat’s milk, butters and even fresh lavender from France! That’s the goodness inside Shmutzies soap.
You see, we take natural ingredients and think of fun ways to present them in the form of soap, shave bars, lotions, potions and other amazing products for your skin. You want to take care of your skin, don’t you? Then take care of it by spoiling it and treating it right. When you do that, it will take care of you.