Natural Soap Suppliers
There are many different criteria to examine
when choosing a natural soap supplier. What is your personal
definition of natural soap? When you say natural, do you mean
organic? How can any product that is my with sodium
hydroxide be considered organic? Even though the herbs,
botanicals nad flowers that you might use in your soap come
from organic gardens, they still must be made with lye
in order to truly be CP(cold pressed) soap.
There is really no way of really knowing if
imported patchouli essential oil came from a garden
in Malaysia that never used pesticides. Some soap makers
show certificates that show that their oils come come crops
that grown in certified organic farms. That is well and
good if it is grown here in the US, but who does the certification
of oils that come from overseas.
Sustainable farming and gardening is
expanding all over the world and should be supported whenever
the option is offered. Even is this enviornment, different herbicides
are used to protect crops. The main idea is the keep a balance
of what will nuture and sustain the soil as opposed to
processes that will do permanent damage. Organic, biodynamic,
natural, and permaculture farming, might be considered
a good description of this natural approach.
Scientists, chemists and researchers have introduced
the idea of "natural product mimic", where synthetic
products are combined and made to "perform" like their
natural counterparts. With research accelerating in this field,
will we ever have truely natural products in the future?
Instead of looking forward to new technologies
that try to circumvent the natural processes of healing many
are now looking to the ancient and venerated holistic
ayurvedic approach that pervades Indian culture and uses
many natural approaches to todays problems. We are seeing many
disciplines combined as the naturopathic herbalist
has become the new handmade soap maker. All of these new additions
to the handcrafted soap market complement the many components
of the natural beauty market and keep the market fresh and growing.
When your soap supplier understands the divergent
forces working to counter the process of handmade soap making,
you can be assured they will be a reliable partner in your natural