Would you have a shower with car shampoo?
OK this is rather extreme but you may already be using similar harsh synthetic chemicals in your daily skincare routine without realising it.
Most commercially produced soap is not soap at all but chemical detergents, or a mixture of detergents and soap. And many, if not all, contain sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) which is a known skin irritant and won't do your skin any favours if it is sensitive or compromised.
Your skin is precious and should be treated with respect. Choosing a more natural approach has many benefits for your skin and potentially your health.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 32. At the time I was young, fit and healthy with no family history of breast cancer. So my first question was why?
It was a soul searching time and I began to question many things in my life and in earnest I started looking at all the things I was putting in and on my body.
Many everyday skincare products include synthetic chemicals that are known to be endocrine disruptors. I began to question whether the so called cocktail effect of several endocrine disruptors could influence breast cancer risk.
Parabens have been surrounded by controversy in the media. Parabens which are used as a preservative in skincare products can lead to elevated levels of oestrogen, the hormone that fuels the majority of breast cancers. Parabens are also used to preserve food and in our hectic lives we regularly eat processed foods.
We are exposed to a range of hormone disruptors on a daily basis including plastic, fragrances and pesticides.
My concern is that the accumulation of hormone disruptors may increase the oestrogen 'load' in women which can raise breast cancer risk.
In my quest for nature inspired products following my treatment, I started to create my own products with natural ingredients that are beneficial to skin.
My passion for creating natural skincare and an affinity with nature inspired my award winning range of handmade soap and natural beauty products.
Each product is handcrafted; the individual ingredients are carefully selected, sourced and formulated to bring you the best quality natural products.
"Fragrance free for gentle cleansing." The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2017
Platinum Students Choice Award - rated EXCELLENT by over 50 students CraftCourses.com 2016
"Very pleasant to use and easy to lather." The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2016
"A rich and nourishing treatment for the lips." The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2015
"Very soothing and the lime hint was invigorating but subtle." Janey Lee Grace Platinum Awards 2014
“I loved this soap - I am converted back from liquid soap because of this product. The fragrance was soft lavender and lovely afterwards. Very easy to lather and use, very effective, lovely soap.” FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2014