Natural Soap Markets
Today when searching for natural soap
we find many commercial and non-commercial markets from which
to choose. From the local farmers market and coops to
Whole Foods supermarket chain,. to your local health
food store, there are more choices than ever before.
Our grandparents interested in a holistic approach to
health, would most likely make a trip to their local apocathary
store to buy natural soap and other natural products. Early
in the twentieth century cannibus and heroine were available
at the local apocathary. Some remedies were were considered
akin to snake oil in the main stream medical community. Many
stores had their own formulas for salves, ointments and
soap which recipes they kept secret from the prying eyes of
With today's manufactures labeling, they are
required to list the ingredients of their products, so in order
to protect their formulas many natural soap manufacturers
take out patents on their products to protect their discoveries.
The natural soap market and beauty market
has grown to the point where more amd more mainsteream retailers
are trying to take advantage of this growth and get their share
of this lucrative market. You now find natural soap loaves
ready for cutting a weighing, just like you were ordering items
from the deli, on many supermarket shelves.
These items are given the descriptions of being,
organic, kosher, vegan, certified and so on. The
most important factor is whether the consumer likes the natural
aspects of the soap and will become a returning customer. If
the soap has genuine healing properties this would entice
a customer return and buy more soap. Each herb used in soap
making has a medicinal value assiciated with it. Herbal
practitioners can steer you in the right direction in
choosing herbs and botanicals to alleviate the symptoms
of any malady you might be enduring.
Though some natural products claim cleansing
as well as purification, be careful about claims made that are
unjustified. Some hypoallergenic(hypo-allergenic) soaps
are genuinely helpful products that relieve those who are extra
sensitive to chemicals and fragrances. Almost all natural soaps
are biodegradeable and leave little impact on the enviornment.
Non-Comedogenic soap is now a common descriptor of many
natual soap. This just means non pore clogging. Isn't all soap
suppose to not clog your pores?
Omega-3 and Omega-6, which help
eczema and psoriasis are somtimes added to natural
soap formulas. They are great for dry skin and mild burns. These
ingredients also allow for some consumers to use their handmade
soap both as a traditional soap and as a natural shampoo.