Carbondale, CO (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
Bathing is one of life’s greatest pleasures (and necessities!), but there’s nothing worse than coming out of the shower with dry, itchy skin. Most of us are aware of common culprits like cold weather and low humidity, but skin care expert and Osmia Organics founder Dr. Sarah Villafranco is a firm believer that harsh soaps are also to blame. Thrilled that bar soaps are trending, Dr. Villafranco decided to pen an article on her store’s website, explaining why organic soap is better than large-scale, commercially-produced soap.
In the article, Dr. Villafranco - board-certified physician turned artisan soap-maker - describes the process of soap-making. Dr. Villafranco then goes further and explains how soap molecules work.
As far as embracing the green when it comes to clean, Dr. Villafranco breaks it down into 4 main benefits:
1) Commercial soap companies often remove the glycerin molecules in order to make a harder bar and make room for other chemical additives. This is why soap often leaves skin feeling dry and flaky.
2) Commercial soaps often use harsh chemicals (like sodium lauryl sulfate), synthetic fragrances and preservatives (like tetrasodium EDTA) that can flare up allergies and sensitivities, leaving the skin red and itchy all over. Natural soaps, on the other hand, use simpler, gentler ingredients that won’t irritate the skin. The deliciously fragrant smell of Osmia soaps comes only from essential oils, like geranium and juniper berry.
3) Commercial soap - especially the liquid kind - often uses plastic and other environmentally inconsiderate packaging materials. Most organic skin care and beauty companies however use more eco-friendly packaging.
4) The suds that rinse off your body and go down the drain often wind up in the environment. Additives found in commercial soaps (like the ones that make soap “lather” and smell nice) can lead to birth defects in animals. In addition, septic systems depend on bacteria buildup within the tank in order to break down waste for settling and dispersal to the soil. Using a chemical-laden soap (especially an anti-bacterial one) harms the natural bacterial action.
With so many different natural skin care and cosmetic companies on the market, it’s becoming easier than ever to make the switch to environmentally aware products, without sacrificing luxury. See http://www.osmiaorganics.com for Dr. Villafranco's article.
About Osmia Organics
Founded in 2012 by Dr. Sarah Villafranco, a physician with a passion for potions, Osmia Organics is a full line of luxury, natural skin care and beauty products. The products are all handmade, in small batches, in the picturesque, mountain town of Carbondale, Colorado. Dr. Villafranco developed the organic skin care recipes in an effort to bridge the gap between the obsessively natural products she wanted to use on herself and the luxury products that all women crave. Best-selling items include the natural soaps, face serums, and organic bath milk.