If you have been thinking of revising your inventory of beauty and hygiene products, swapping your regular store-bought soap with homemade kratom soap can be a great alternative.
An increasing number of individuals are becoming more and more aware of the harmful compounds that make up their beauty and hygiene products. The beauty industry is highly unregulated, and companies can place ingredients into their products without government approval or review.
Toxic Chemicals in the Beauty Industry
As a result, many toxic chemicals make their way into our beauty and personal care products. They can irritate the skin, get into your bloodstream, and cause various health issues, such as disrupt the endocrine system.
Sadly, while many of us may go through the ingredients on our food labels, beauty, and hygiene product labels are a lot more complicated. They contain long lists of ingredients that have complex names that we’re unfamiliar with. So, we often simply put them into our shopping carts, trusting that they are good for us.
This may not always be the case. There are many harmful chemicals that are best to avoid. Some of them include:
- Parabens – a preservative that prevents bacteria, yeast, or mold developing in beauty products, parabens mimics estrogen. As a result, it can significantly increase the risk of breast cancer and lower testosterone levels.
- Fragrance – if your soap, body wash, or moisturizer smells like heaven, there’s likely fragrance in it. Unfortunately, it can also contain chemicals that can cause dermatitis, allergies, dermatitis, respiratory, and reproductive problems.
- Sodium lauryl sulfate – a product commonly found in foaming personal care products such as shampoos, body washes, soaps, and similar, can irritate the eyes, skin, and lungs as well as bind with other chemicals producing carcinogens.
What makes this specific situation even worse is that even products labeled as organic may contain chemicals that are toxic as a part of their “secret formula.”
So, making your own soap from natural ingredients can help you avoid the toxic chemicals and the harmful effects that they have.
Benefits of Using Kratom Soap
Kratom attributes its benefits to alkaloids present in its leaves. There are at least 25 alkaloids and a total of at least 40 beneficial compounds in kratom leaves.
1. Skin Exfoliation
The gritty texture of kratom powder can make kratom soap abrasive. It can help remove dead skin cells, leaving the skin looking healthy and fresh. Regular exfoliation can also help prevent pores of clogging and pimples from developing, thus improving the overall skin condition.
Kratom soap exfoliating properties can also improve and balance complexion as well as relieve the itchiness of the skin.
Commercial soaps, especially those that have antibacterial properties, tend to not only remove microbes and bacteria but also strip off the skin of its body oils. As a result, you also need to keep a moisturizer that will alleviate the dryness that the soap creates.
Natural soaps, such as kratom, soaps come with beneficial natural ingredients that have potent moisturizing properties. These include olive oil, coconut oil, and shea butter. As a result, they can leave your skin hydrated and smooth.
Kratom, especially red vein kratom, is known for its relaxing effects. Quality kratom powder has an earthy smell that can help one feel more relaxed and grounded. Heat resulting from a hot shower and bath can activate the alkaloids in kratom powder, helping you wind down and deal with accumulates stress and anxiety.
4. Muscle and Joint Pain Relief
Since kratom has pain-relieving properties, taking a hot shower or bath with kratom soap can provide mild pain relief that you may be feeling in your joints or muscles. This can help with various joint conditions or after an intense workout.
Kratom Soap Is Friendlier for Your Body and the Environment
Since homemade kratom soap consists of natural ingredients, you do not have to worry about the toxic chemicals present in store-bought soap and shower gel.
Moreover, when using store-bought personal care products, the toxic chemicals that do not stay on your body get washed into the water, polluting the environment and affecting marine life forms.
Moreover, shower gels and liquid soaps usually come in plastic containers that are single-use items. Once you run out of your personal care products, their containers end up in the landfills or water streams. They take centuries to decompose and release toxic chemicals that pollute the soil and affect animals and our food.
Would you consider switching your regular soap to homemade kratom soap? What would your main motivation be?