Be cautious when shopping for over the counter soaps and skin care products because often they display on their labels "made with chamomile and other herbal ingredients". While that may be true, those ingredients are in minute amounts and they are a cover up for the chemicals and preservatives used in their products.
When possible use essential oils rather than synthetic oils especially those that are petroleum based because they can be harmful to your body and our ecology. Finding natural products that are void of synthetic ingredients is not as easy as you may think.
Blue Dolphin offers a wide range of natural products with all natural ingredients and they are nourishing to your skin. We handcraft small controlled batches of natural bar soap using coconut, olive, sustainable palm oil and and shea butter as our typical soap base. Our bar soaps are all natural bath and body soaps made without the use of chemicals or preservatives that cheapen the product. Regarding chemicals and preservatives well here's the scary part, it is said that if you were to take a teaspoon of those commercial chemicals by mouth you would most likely die. Still after all we have learned about the risks, they are still found in commercial soaps, lotions, shampoo's, baby wipes and most household cleaning products.
I like and respect Dr Oz because he chooses to be more a preventionist than a prescriber. He tells us that the daily use of chemicals and preservatives found in commercial products are unhealthy for our bodies. Ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, phthalates all lurking within everyday store bought soaps and skincare products are used mostly to reduce their manufacturing cost, add glide to soaps and give you that squeaky clean feeling. He and I both agree that coconut, olive oil and shea butter does the same thing and are a very safe and effective cleansing alternative.
In this photo I have added lye to my oils which are spun and begin to thicken before they get poured into my molds. When you are ready to shop my site, click on shop online ESTORE that will take you to all our products. Thank you kindly. Mary Ann.