How clean is your soap?

How clean is your soap?


Yesterday was one of my favourite days - soap day! I took a trip to my favourite local source for natural skin care products - Jaydancin at Zoe's Market Place Cafe in Lambeth (which is pretty much London, right?) to stock up on soap.

When we think about wellness and health, a lot of people forget about (or don't think about) what they're putting on their skin. Our skin is a remarkable organ and it absorbs everything you put on it. I think a lot of us assume the products we use are safe... 

A couple or more years ago I was at green lifestyle event and the wonderful women of Love the Label did a presentation that really opened my eyes about the chemicals found in a most personal care and beauty products. There's some pretty gross things in these products including coal tar dyes, parabens, petrolatum and phthalates. After processing my initial WTF-how-is-this-OK reaction, my mission to find cleaner alternatives began.

I've tried a few different soaps but I always find myself going back to Jaydancin. Their soap is simply awesome. Made from olive or coconut oil + shea butter and infused with essential oils & herbs, their soap always makes me feel good about what I'm putting on my skin. I've always had uber sensitive skin and after realizing I was just rubbing chemicals on it all the time, no wonder. My skin is much happier now that it's being nourished instead of stripped by nasty chemicals. 

If you're interested in learning more about chemical free cleansing and natural skin care (even for problem skin), take a trip to Jaydancin. The staff are wonderful and super knowledgeable when it comes to natural skin care. You'll also find natural make-up, cleaning and baby products PLUS organic produce/grocery items. And if you want to learn how to make soap (on my to do list) they offer workshops too. 

Want to know what's in your products and if they are safe, healthy & ethical? Check out GoodGuide for product reviews based on scientific ratings. Have you kicked chemical filled skin care products out of you life? If you have a favourite local source for natural skin care products, let me know in the comments because I'd love to try them out. 

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