To a soap maker and a literal thinker, the phrase clean eating is, well, ridiculous. Of course I don’t want dirt in my food. I wash my lettuce and brush off my mushrooms so carefully you could take a microscope to them and not find any soil. So when I stopped at Panera and saw a sign over the self serve drinks that said “100% Clean”, I couldn’t help myself from laughing out loud. (Seriously. I think the lady behind me thought I was crazy.) I want to jump on the “Clean” bandwagon and start a trend about “Clean Soaping”.
What is clean soaping? It is a cleansing routine based on the belief that washing with soap in it’s most natural state and avoiding certain chemicals such as phthalates, and sodium lauryl sulfates offer certain health advantages. When you wash with a natural soap, it gives you control over your soap choices. You choose what you put on your body and that gives you a sense of accomplishment, power and health. This is a lifestyle, it’s about making better, healthier choices for your body. Making the choice to clean soap is refusing to put junk on your body.
Clean Soap Guidelines
2-Read your soap labels and become informed about what is in your soap.
3-Use plenty of water. If there are any unpleasant chemicals in your soap, using lots of water will dilute them and wash them down the drain quicker.
4-Avoid using additives in your soap, unless they are natural botanical additives (oatmeal, honey, dried herbs, etc.).
Yes, I wrote this a little tongue-in-cheek. But it certainly has merit. So what do you think? Should we start a Clean Soaping fad?
Yours in Gratitude,