soap #I don’t use too much of cosmetics and now that I know how bad the chemicals are for us and the environment I have stopped purchasing any. I am searching for organic, options. The best sustainable options are the one that can be made at home. For DIY recipes please visit www.glamorganicdesi.com which is a super awesome blog. But if that is not possible than organic cosmetics with minimum packing or eco-friendly packaging is good option to make the switch.
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The most important beauty product that we all use on daily basis is soaps and shampoos. They are meant to be body “cleaning” products but they have become “beauty” product. A purpose of soap or shampoo is to give lather that will carry away all the dirt, germs and dead cells from the body. Now, we have soaps that talks about fairness, moisturizer, anti-bacterial effect and even claim to be anti-ageing.
If you have read the label, you must have observed that most of these products are chemical based and the oils used in it are chemically processed oil so even they contain lots of chemicals. A basic cleanser does not need all of these chemicals. Also, the packaging they have is another environmental issue altogether.
Organic soaps and shampoos are made from natural ingredients that are obtained without any use of chemicals. Few also offers cruelty-free (does not use any animal product or animal testing) products and vegan options. I decided to test a few myself so ordered a bunch of soaps and shampoo bars made by Sangita Vasuraj named as “Soaps By Sangi”.
Soaps By Sangi offers a wide range of soaps and shampoo bars. They make the product on order so they are fresh, does not spoil and allow no wastage. They come packed in paper cling wraps and do not sweat because of beeswax. Also, these paper wraps are made from recycled paper. Some soaps have milk in it but if you are a vegan than vegan options are available as well.
For more about Soaps By Sangi visit, Sangita Vasuraj’s personal blog soapsbysangi.blogspot.in . This is a Bangalore based business. You can also place the order through Facebook – Soaps by Sangi or Mail your order at –firstname.lastname@example.org
In this article, I am reviewing only two of the products I got from Soaps By Sangi.
Beer, activated charcoal, milk, fresh-cut grass, olive oil, coconut oil, Palm oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, and lye (caustic soda).
Review: – The soap bar has charcoal in it and you can pretty much see and feel that when you rub it on your skin. It gives a good amount of scrubs to the skin. The purpose of any soap is to cleanse your body which is perfectly done by this soap. It does not give a lot of foam like regular soaps and that makes it last long and do the proper cleaning. There is no artificial aroma and hence the soap has very light or negligible scent. It leaves your skin clean and nourished.
*One soap bar for one person, once every day can last for 3 weeks.
Rosemary, citriodora, cedarwood, coconut, palm, sunflower, sesame oil, castor oil, apple cider vinegar, beeswax, and lye (Caustic Soda).
Review: – I have never used a soap bar before on my hairs, this was the first time and I was a bit scared. After the first wash, It made my hair voluminous as they had become a bit matted. But It did not make my hair or scalp dry so that was a good sign of proper moisturizing. Sangita Had told me that only after six wash you will come to know the proper working of the soap and hence, I decided to do so.
Now its more than six wash and I have continued using it because It has made my hair really soft and they are always hydrated. Even this soap has a very little aroma so It might feel different as we are so habituated of the shampoos that will give you fragrance throughout the day. It also gives a good amount of foaming but it has lots of oils in it that conditions your hair effectively.
*One bar can give you up to 30 washes depending on how you use and the length of your hair. I have washed my hair 8 times now and it has not even reduced to half.
Cost wise they are definitely on the higher side but as they are handcrafted and use many organic ingredients I think they are worth the try.
My hairs before and after. The pictures are not edited or filtered. You can easily spot how my dry hairs have become smooth and look more nourished.
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