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Make your own organic man soap

Let’s clear the decks – there’s no such thing as man soap – what’s good enough for a man is good enough for a woman and what’s good enough for a woman is good enough for anyone who identifies as both, neither or otherwise. So, with that said, let’s learn how to make some organic man, woman, neither, both or otherwise soap.

Most soaps have chemicals in them. If you want to scare yourself just read up on it. You’ll find that most soaps will have some or all of the following:

  • potassium hydroxide
  • sodium hydroxide
  • acetic acid
  • benzoic acid (also known as benzoate of soda, sobenate or natrium benzoicum)
  • Sodium laureth sulfate (also known as sodium dodecyl sulfate)
  • Methylisothiazolinone or methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Cocamidopropyl betaine

I try to be careful what I put in my body, until recently I hadn’t given much thought as to what products or chemicals I use on my body. I certainly wouldn’t knowingly consume any of the above. It’s time to find an alternative.

To begin with, all soaps, organic or otherwise, have to contain lye – lye is sodium hydroxide, harmful in its purest form though perfectly safe when mixed right. This is needed to mix with the fats to actually make the soap, without it you would have a bar of fats and a bar of fats wouldn’t help much when it comes to personal hygiene. With that in mind, here are some useful recipes and guides on how you can make your own organic man soap:

Of course, if mixing sodium hydroxide is not how you want to spend your evenings then you can always buy organic soap from any of the following:

  • The Little Soap Company (littlesoapcompany.co.uk)
  • All Natural Soap Co (allnaturalsoap.co.uk)
  • Simply Soaps (simplysoaps.co.uk)
  • Faith in Nature (faithinnature.co.uk)
  • Friendly Soap (friendlysoap.co.uk)
  • Big Green Smile (biggreensmile.com)
  • Soap Folk (soapfolk.com)
  • Peace With The Wild (peacewiththewild.co.uk)
  • Emma’s Soap (emmassoap.co.uk)

Stay clean and keep green!

(photo by Cottonbro from pexels)

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