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    Top 5 Natural Soaps We Love

    Earlier this year, we taught you girls how to make handmade soap. Some of you mentioned you were having trouble finding ingredients or getting the actual process to succeed, so we thought we’d run down our five favorite handmade soaps that you can purchase.

    So why is natural important when it comes to soap? Well, conventional soaps often contain nasty ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate and triclosan. It’s important to not only find a soap that you love (the way it smells, the way your skin reacts, etc.), but to make sure it’s also good for the environment and isn’t carrying scary toxins.

    The following five natural soaps are all organic. With each purchase, you’ll be supporting local and handmade businesses and are more likely to get better results and more customization!

    Pssst: Love DIY beauty products? Check out our posts on making your own face washlipstickdeodorant, lip balm and lotion

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    This lightly sweet, clean, intoxicatingly fresh floral with honeysuckle petals and crisp green grass soap also has notes of jasmine, musk, sweet mandarin, green rose and earthy leaf. A no-nonsense soap made from scratch using the cold process method, the moisturizing oils and moisturizing glycerin will leave your skin soft and fresh. (Bunny Butt Apothecary, $5.50)

     

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    This cold process, unscented soap contains activated charcoal that acts like a magnet in the presence of toxins; it adsorbs carbon-based toxins, rendering them ineffective (adsorption is a molecular adhesion of gases and liquids that dissolves solids to a surface). Only the finest food grade, bamboo-activated charcoal is used in this natural, handmade bar. Good for face or body! (Rocky Top Soap Shop, $6)

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    Lavender + mint = divine! Packed full of skin-nourishing oils, butter and clay, the soap produces an awesome lather that smells great. The Dead Sea clay, long used to benefit the skin, is known for gentle exfoliation, hydrating, fighting free radicals, absorbing dirt and toxins, purifying, toning/tightening skin and soothing eczema. Lastly, the lavender oil calms and neutralizes the skin while adding to an overall natural glow. (Soap Revolt Naturals, $6)

     

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    Made from scratch using the old-fashioned cold process method, this soap has a refreshing blend of raspberries with lemon, sugar and vanilla. Fortified with high-quality plant-based oils and simple ingredients, this luxurious soap gently cleanses and promotes moisturized skin with a bubbly lather. This vegan bar will have you feeling the summertime in the dead of winter! (Fabled Soap Co., $6.50)

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    This bar is scented with classic french lavender essential oil, making a lavender goat milk soap that is both great smelling and super moisturizing. Perfect for all-over daily use. Soap is cut by hand and each slice is beautifully imperfect. Each bar comes charmingly packaged and labeled, ready to use or gift. (Twenty Seven Soap, $5)

    What’s your favorite soap? Would you ever use a natural soap? Which one of these looks the most appealing to you?

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    We here at Project Inspired want to guide and inspire teen girls to be true to themselves and to God. We want to show young girls how to be people of value and confidence – how to be your own best selves – through leading a Christian life. Who are we? We're a team of girls, like you. We edit the site, we post to social media, we hang out in the chat rooms and forums. We talk with you, we listen to you, and we love you!

    5 COMMENTS

    1. I make soap! And you can buy Glycerin at Hobby Lobby or other large craft stores! You can also buy dyes, scents, and other things for the soap. I prefer to use ingredients from around the house in my soaps though! Like if you use glycerin, you can put a small amount of coco powder, and it smells JUST LIKE chocolate cake! Someone actually thought a bar of soap that I made was a chocolate bar once!

    2. I just have to say that most generic soaps on the market are awful for you, especially the ones with triclosan in them. You can really tell the difference if you switch to something more natural. I had bad acne on my back and shoulders for a long time. The dermatologist prescribed washes didn’t help, but I did switch to all-natural soaps and the acne is much better, if not almost gone. Lotr, I love the idea for chocolate soap! Soap is more enjoyable when it smells like something you want to eat! Don’t know why 🙂

    Project Inspired

    We here at Project Inspired want to guide and inspire teen girls to be true to themselves and to God. We want to show young girls how to be people of value and confidence – how to be your own best selves – through leading a Christian life. Who are we? We're a team of girls, like you. We edit the site, we post to social media, we hang out in the chat rooms and forums. We talk with you, we listen to you, and we love you!

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