I apologize for not keeping you updated on the latest at Toni’s Organic Herbal Lotions & Creams, but this winter has been full of surprises (in more ways than the weather) and other fun with more research and development in crafting home made natural, organic body soap and the picture you see above is the fruit of my labor. I had an unexpected surprise visit from my only sister who lives in Texas whom I hadn’t seen in fifteen years, so naturally she took priority and we took time to appreciate each other’s presence and the long awaited reunion we someday anticipated, and I hated to see her leave again.
I thoroughly love and enjoy making natural, organic body soaps and through much trial and error, persistence and patience, I discovered some awesome skin cleansing and moisturizing soap formulas that will leave your skin feeling soft and silky. Making my own skin care products is not only a very enjoyable and satisfying pastime for me, but being from the medical profession, I love helping others discover the wonderful raw materials our Lord has given us to use as natural skin emollients rather than harmful chemicals. The best part of making these natural, organic body soaps is just about everything I use in the way of ingredients can be found in anyone’s kitchen cabinet and are products used for cooking.
For many years we were told that our skin was a natural protective barrier that would keep harmful elements such as chemicals from invading our bodies. However, being from the medical profession, I knew that wasn’t exactly the entire truth. Indeed, what you don’t know can hurt you. Yes, our skin is a natural protective barrier, but it is not immune from certain deliberate abuses such as toxic and abrasive detergents and chemicals being placed upon one’s skin. Any MSDS Manual will acknowledge that. Further, chemical patches are placed on patients on a routine basis to release medicine (chemicals) into their bodies via their skin, so it doesn’t take a genus to know chemicals do enter your body through your skin. It’s good to see that some big named cosmetic companies are at least trying to use less harmful chemicals and may be attempting to catch up with us natural, organic folks who keep it simple and natural. Still, after a review of the ingredient list on many of their over-the-counter products show their products leave a lot to be desired.
My natural, organic homemade and hand made by me body soaps pictured above contain pure Jojoba oil, natural Beeswax, organic Palm oil, organic Olive oil, organic Sunflower Seed oil, organic Coconut oil, organic Cocoa Butter, organic Shea Butter, organic Canola oil, organic Apricot Kernel oil, organic Caster oil, organic Almond oil, Organic Wheat Germ Oil saponified with Sodium Hydroxide, (aka as lye) and each soap is scented with a different irresistible pure essential oil aroma such as Lemongrass, Lavender, Rosemary, Cinnamon, Clove and more, and natural non-toxic herbal spices such as Basil, Thyme, Rosemary, Allspice, Cranberry and Lemon Seeds and herbal tea leaves are added to add a natural color and cleansing action to the soap. To me it just doesn’t make sense to use anything toxic and harmful on your skin when there is so much God has provided for us to use that will not harm our bodies.
The wonderful thing about making my own natural products is that I can customize my products with specific ingredients to obtain my desired results. If you look closely, you will even see a chocolate bar in the basket!!
Did you know that there is a scripture in the Old Testament of the Holy Hebrew Scriptures that refer to this very type of soap you see and read about here? In the Book of Malachi, Chapter 3 vs. 2, God’s prophet speaks of our Lord’s second coming and writes:But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap.. In Strong’s Hebrew/Greek Concordance, the word “soap” from this verse is listed in H1253 and is defined as a vegetable, alkali or lye soap. I’d say God knew what He was doing!
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