Quite a few of my customers have raised concerns around finding a good soap or cleanser that will not be harsh on the skin.
Shea Essence is a huge fan of natural soaps like Bentonite clay soap. Bentonite clay is composed of a myriad of minerals and the elements like potassium and calcium comprised straight from mother earth. It has many benefits but is exceptional for all skin types. Betonite clay is a natural detoxifier and will bind to toxins in the skin and remove them. It is a superior cleanser for skin problems such as, acne, eczema, oily skin, combination skin (oily and dry skin). It is great to neutralize the PH balance in the skin.
Many of the soaps out there are quite toxic. One of these ingredients is Triclosan, which is a toxic chemical and is known to cause cancer. This product is quite popular in antibacterial and antimicrobial soaps. Now if you think of the amount of times we wash our hands, or even wash our face which is on average two times per day, that is great exposure.
Our skin is porous and therefore quite sensitive to chemicals and toxins. Our body just wasn’t made to break them down. Toxins are also known to bind to fat which our body will store. When you think about it, most of us wouldn’t eat lead or paint thinner, so our skin being the largest organ, it absorbs toxins just the same.
The other beauty about bentonite clay soap is the lather is so great that a little goes a long way. It is affordable to buy and very economical to use – without the side effects of some other products. It is conveniently available at health food stores across the GTA and works beautifully with our Body Conditioning Cream. It’s worth the try!
The Shea Essence Team