FAQ: Its just soap, why bother with natural?

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Do we eat just about anything being sold in the market? I bet all of us look at the way the food is prepared, the ingredients, hygiene levels before ordering food.  And if its junk food, we steer away quickly.

What we put on our skin requires just as much thought. Skin is the largest organ of our body and to take care of it requires that we keep it clean, balanced and let it breath.

Commercial soaps are like junk food. They have chemicals, fillers and colors added just to make the soap look good, not because those ingredients are good for our skin. These soaps are stripped off the natural glycerin even though it’s one of the best things for skin. This makes the skin dry and scratchy. The same glycerin is then sold back to us to treat the dry skin caused by such harsh soaps.

Swarnkrita Natural soaps have all ingredients chosen for their benefit to the skin, not just to beautify the soap. Natural products like glycerin remain in the soap to benefit the user. Instead of soaps made from synthetic chemicals , I prefer the ones made from natural ingredients.

Soap is even better than makeup, it makes the skin glow from the inside.

Weekend fun… Packing Soap :-)

Weekends are usually the time when I get to work on Soap batches. Work like researching some new essential oil combination or trying a new recipe, designing packaging etc all get my attention during the weekends. Spent the morning designing and packing the new batch of unscented coffee soap. It has turned out quite good I think, how do you like it?

Unscented soaps are great for you if you find the factory made soaps chemical scents overpowering.

Coffee makes the soap so plush and mild on the skin.

Lavender – Ylang Ylang Handcrafted luxury

Hello Beauties,

Just trying a new packing for this batch of Lavender and Ylang Ylang Soap. I think it has turned out to be quite good as compared to the old one on the left. What do you think?.

With amazing benefits of pure oils like Castor Oil, Coconut Oil and plus points of Lavender essential oil and Ylang Ylang essential oil, this hand made soap is really smelling awesome and soft on the skin.

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Basil + Orange + Lime = Awesomeness

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With ‪‎essential oils of ‎Basil , Lime‬ and ‪‎Orange , this lovely ‪‎hand made ‪ ‎natural soap gives am ‎amazing start to the day. ‪#‎skincare‬ ‪#‎naturalskincare‬ ‪#‎organic‬ ‪#‎vegan‬ ‪#‎skin‬ ‪#‎coldprocesssoap‬ ‪#‎cosmetics‬ ‪#‎beautyproducts‬ ‪#‎indian‬ ‪#‎natural‬ ‪#‎dryskin‬ ‪#‎loveyourskin‬ ‪#‎shower‬ ‪#‎soap‬ ‪#‎handcrafted‬ ‪#‎makeup‬ ‪#‎awesome‬ ‪#‎healthy‬ ‪#‎swarnkrita‬ ‪#‎bloggers‬

Guess what!!!

Our Skin in not neutral, unlike what the big soap companies would have us believe. It is actually a bit acidic. Essential requirement to fight all the germs and micro organisms floating around. Ph-neutral soaps have chemicals added to make it so, and this disturbs the acidic balance of our skin. Use natural soaps and let the skin show its magic.

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Bad Hair Days?

Hi Ladies,

Bad hair days can ruin the best of moments. But why do they occur?

The hair shaft or the outer covering of the hair is made up of lots of tightly packed overlapping scales, much like the way shown in the shampoo ads. Our scalp produces oil called sebum which coats the hair and helps keep these scales aligned as well as protect our hair.

When this oil balance is disturbed, the scales on the hair open and the hair swell, causing frizzy, brittle hair.

This imbalance can occur due to use of shampoos or caused by improper diet or stress. This is also a cause of hair breakage and hair loss.

Apple Cider Vinegar helps restore the natural acidity of the hair in the most natural way.

Apple cider vinegar is also anti-inflammatory, which can counteract the skin inflammation that typically occurs with dandruff and a dry, flaky scalp.

Apples are loaded with potassium, calcium and pectin, and fermentation adds even more beneficial enzymes. Unfiltered apple cider vinegar is packed with all of these nutrients, so you can prefer it over filtered apple cider vinegar.

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1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in about 1 cup of water.

After shampoo, rinse your hair with this mix.

Let it sit for 1-2 minutes,

Rinse with water.

Don’t worry, as your hair dry, the vinegar odor goes away too, leaving you with shiny, clean hair.

Tip:

Just leave a plastic mug/cup with the bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar in the washroom. Wash your hair first, followed by the Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse. Let it sit in the hair for the rest of the bath. Rinse your hair as part of the shower itself.

Let me know what natural things you use to prevent bad hair days.

Frankincense & Cinnamon Soap

Hi Ladies,

Spent time today making a fabulous batch of Frankincense soap. Also added some fresh ground cinnamon to it. The result is this beautiful loaf of soap. Have a look at some pics of the making and cutting. Now the soap is sitting pretty and curing for atleast 3-4 weeks before it is ready to ship. Do let me know if you want to reserve some for yourself!!!

And keep watching this space for more info.

Stay Natural, Stay Beautiful .

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Hey Look what I found

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Hi Ladies,

Found this wonderful face scrub which is really easy to make and use. It leaves my face feeling so wonderful and lush.

Take half spoon Olive Oil, half spoon honey and two spoons of brown sugar. Add a few drops of lemon as well, if you feel like it.

Mix all of it together. Lightly scrub your face with it in circular motion.

Leave for a few minutes and then wash off.

Stay Natural. Stay Beautiful.

 

Detox your skin

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Skin comes in contact with pollutants on daily basis. On top of the dirt and bacteria it touches, skin also absorbs any chemicals in the soaps you use to wash yourself.

One look at the ingredients and you know which side is laden with chemicals. On top of these are the added artificial colors and fragrances to the commercial soaps.

Handmade cold process soaps not only cleanse the skin but also give the benefit of pure essential oils and moisturizing properties of butters added to them.

Choose Natural, Choose Pure, Choose Better.

Head to our page to know more and order.