Natural Preservatives for Organic Soap
When it comes to natural products of any kind, the general thought is that natural preservatives of any kind are completely taboo and forbidden. This is actually only true some of the time.
In business, it usually isn’t good to be overly general. Those that are trying to either produce or sell natural soap products should embrace the possibilities available by using naturally occurring preservatives in effort to provide a longer shelf life.
Preservatives don’t quite deserve to have become such a controversial topic. The issue is that people have lumped the artificial in with everything else and now assume that everything is dangerous somehow.
When it comes to skin care, synthetic preservatives are often used in mainstream products. They tend to be based on petroleum with all sorts of other ingredients thrown in for good measure.
A lot of people break out after using the products given how strong these materials can be. It’s unfortunate, but still understandable why this issue would have tarnished the “P word” to such an extent.
Options for Preservative
There are a number of great natural options for preservatives however. For instance, rosemary extract has proven incredibly efficient. Vitamin E oil is also a strong contender. Aside from keeping skin care products like soap from expiring too quickly, they also have antioxidant properties that make them incredibly promising.
Rosemary extract also helps prevent spots and splotches on the skin, much like typical “base oil” used in other products. Vitamin E Oil is great for moisturizing and improving the appearance of scars and aging.
They might cost a little more to include than some of the synthetic options, but there’s a healthy portion of the marketplace willing to invest in the best quality products possible.
No matter your level of interest, consumers, manufacturers, and sellers alike should stay informed about the ingredients of any products you use. That’s especially true for something like skin care items like soap.
There is a lot of misinformation out there. If you look beyond the surface, you will see that buying into generalities such as “all preservatives are bad” will only hold you back from a wealth of promising overlooked options.