Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Benefits of Making Your Own Soap
According to How 2 Make Soap.net, "Commercial soaps contain harmful chemicals and artificial colors and scents. For example, the yellow coloring in a bar of Dial soap is known to cause allergies, tumors, lymphoma, and damage chromosomes. Plus, many name-brand soaps (Dove, Dial, Irish Spring, Lever 2000) are made of animal fat. Zest and Ivory also test their products on animals. Commercial soaps also have the naturally-occurring glycerin removed from them. Home-made soap contains this beneficial glycerin, which means you can use it to wash your face without excessive drying. Because of this, be sure to let your home-made soap dry out between uses and never store it in the sun or in a sealed plastic bag."