A vast majority of modern day bathing products such as soaps and shampoos, including those that are used for infants, contain heavy traces of chemicals that can cause damage to the human body’s internal organs such as liver and kidneys. A chemical known as Sodium Lauryl Sulphate or SLS is the main culprit behind this and research has shown that it even has the ability to affect the reproductive system.
Faced with the risk of being exposed to such dangers due to the use of chemical based bathing products, most consumers have now woken up to the benefits of natural bathing products that are not only cost effective but also widely recommended by doctors as well. So let us take a look at a few of them now:
- Natural bath salts Bath salts made from natural ingredients can be used as a replacement for soap for your everyday bathing needs. It is sold in popular organic body shops and you can even prepare it at home in a few simple steps. All you need is a small quantity of Epsom, a couple of drops of your favorite organic oil (jojoba or almond) followed by a few drops of your favorite aromatherapy oil (rosemary or jasmine). Mix all of these together in a bowl and store it in an air-tight container.
- Natural Shampoo You can easily find the steps in the internet to prepare a completely chemical free shampoo from homemade ingredients. Some of the ingredients that go into making an organic shampoo include the likes of coconut milk, essential oils, liquid Castile soap and Vitamin E oil. Such organic shampoos have a shelf life of more than a month if used and preserved in the correct manner. It would be advisable to prepare them in small quantities at first so that you can determine how much your weekly usage is. Based on that, you can go ahead and create bulk quantities to last you for a month or so.
- Natural Bath Scrubs Organic bath scrubs can be made from a wide range of ingredients ranging from lemons to lilac oils. They can be conjured up in a jiffy and work great for hot and humid summers and prevent your skin from getting damaged when exposed to sunlight. One of the main ingredients of organic bath scrubs always tends to be sugar because it gives the coarse texture to the scrub that helps to open up the pores on your skin and exfoliates it. Hence, the buildup of dead skin cells is eliminated.
- Natural Body Lotion A body lotion can be of great use to you if you want to retain the moisture in your skin and not allow it to get dry. To create your own natural body lotion, just add a small quantity of glycerin to a cup filled one-third with orange flower water. Whisk the mixture till they are combined together and store it in a humidity free place. Apply this lotion before you step out into the sun or after your bath.