03 Apr, 2015
Organic Soap Mythbusting – Swapping Fiction for Facts
By Soap Blogger
Organic soaps have yet to take over as something of a new standard for the UK, though are with each passing year finding their way into more homes than ever before. It’s a classic case of not being able to fully understand the difference until you try it first hand, though once the organic way of life has been sampled, there’s really no going back.
In the meantime however, there will always be those for whom one or two long-standing myths perpetuate even today and make the subject cloudier than it deserves to be. So, with this in mind, what follows is a brief overview of some of the most common myths surrounding organic soaps and other such products, along with the truths to counter them:
Myth – Organic Soaps Are No Different to Regular Soaps
In truth, organic soaps really couldn’t be more different to regular soaps as the two share little to nothing by way of ingredients and production methods. It’s a bit like comparing apples to oranges – yes, they’re both fruits but are comprehensively different at the same time. Made with only 100% organic products and produced using 100% organic techniques, there’s really nothing on the market that’s kinder to skin.
Myth – Organic Soaps Are Too Expensive for Most
While it’s true to say that organic soaps generally cost a little more than standard supermarket alternatives, the two cannot be considered in any way the same when it comes to value for money. The reason being that not only are 100% organic products vastly superior in quality, but in most cases you’ll also find yourself using far less with each use which results in the product lasting a great deal longer. So, while the initial purchase price may be higher, you get a heck of a lot more for your money.
Myth – Natural and Organic Are the Same
It’s common to assume that when a product says it contains ‘natural ingredients’ this is the same as organic. In reality however this is in fact entirely incorrect - natural ingredients may have been grown, treated or processed using all manner of chemicals while organic ingredients are 100% organic through and through. It’s the same difference as an apple being grown using all manner of pesticides still technically being a natural product, which compares starkly to a home-grown apple treated with nothing unnatural at all.
Myth – Organic Soaps Can Trigger Allergies
There is of course some truth in this myth as there’s quite literally nothing in the world that doesn’t have the potential to trigger an allergic reaction in some people. However, the chance of finding yourself suffering any kind of adverse reaction to a 100% organic product is exponentially lower than were you to use the chemical-laden alternatives which fill about 90% of standard store shelves.
Myth – Organic Soaps Aren’t Effective Cleansers
While this may be true for some brands, each and every product across our collection has been extensively tested and verified for its effectiveness, which is guaranteed to be either on-par with leading brands or vastly superior.