Why Dr. Oz Recommended Plantlife Soaps

Why Dr. Oz Recommended Plantlife Soaps

When you hold a Plantlife soap bar, the first thing you’ll notice is the uplifting aromas.
No, this is not just another pretty soap.
Formulated to provide a healing, therapeutic and aromatherapy benefit, Plantlife soaps are hand-crafted with your skin’s health in mind so it’s excellent for people who are chemical sensitive or are allergic (dry skin, bumps) to other products.
This is why even Dr.Oz recommend Plantlife soaps when asked, "Which soap should I use to wash my face?"
Dr. Mehmet Oz answered:
Soap emulsifies oils - that is, to make those oily substances float away in water. Soaps are all derived from fats - the type of fat used determines the qualities of the soap. In its simplest form, soap is fat mixed with lye.
Modern soaps add a chemistry set to the mix, but the simplest soaps are really the best, since every added chemical increases the likelihood of skin irritation, called dermatitis, or allergic reactions to fragrances or preservatives (in the subtle form of puffy eyes or red hands).
We like the solids because they can be made with a minimum of ingredients. Liquids often add many chemicals and preservatives. The simplest type of soap is made of saponified olive oil, with a small amount of an essential oil such as lavender or peppermint to give it a nice fragrance. Examples of simple, low chemical, bar soaps are "Kiss My Face" pure olive oil soap and Plantlife Aromatherapy Soaps.
To prevent the spread of bacteria between users, treat the soap bar like you would treat a toothbrush - don't share.
For liquid soaps, we like soaps like Neutrogena and Cetaphil liquids. But check the ingredients - fewer is generally better. You might try "See the Dawn Purity Facial Cleanser" which contains glycerin, aloe vera, and lavender flower scented water or Garden of Eve skin care facial cleansing nectar, which contains glycerin, safflower oil, wax, sunflower oil, and water.
Using pH-balanced soaps and cleansers is smart, too. You have an acid mantle (like cellophane) that forms a protective layer on your skin to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi. If it loses this acidity, the skin becomes more prone to damage and infection.
How do you lose the acidity? By mistakenly washing your face with ordinary soap. Most of the soaps we use are basic in nature, which counteracts the acidity, so you end up removing the mantle that seals in moisture.
Now we're not trying to encourage that outdoor look or manly smell by not washing. But if pH-balanced soaps and cleansers are gentle enough not to sting your eyes, chances are good they won't harm your skin either. Your pores will look smaller if they're kept free of oils and dirt. Ideally, you should wash your face twice daily, and you don't need to spend more than a few seconds doing it.
Excessive rubbing can aggravate eczema and acne. Skip the soaps with colors and fragrances, too. They just add residue and increase the chance of an allergic reaction.

What’s in it

Plantlife soaps are made from fresh olive oil, coconut oil, organic botanicals, 100% pure essential oils, organic herbs, palm kernel and soy oils.
Put it this way, Plantlife soaps are as natural as they come and contain no animal derived ingredients, no synthetic fragrances or preservatives.
Rich in lather and aroma, our soaps have a fairly neutral PH (8-8.5) so it’s gentle and excellent for all skin types.

How it’s made

The base is one of the gentlest and moisturizing of all soaps known as Castile soap. We employ the "cold processing" method and do not add heat or chemicals to the soap pots.
This process produces a bar full of natural glycerin, which is a by-product of the soap making process.
Unlike most soap on the market today, we do not remove this glycerin because it’s the humectants that promote retention of moisture on the skin and can be gentle enough for even the driest and most sensitive of skin.
Now you know why this is not just another pretty soap, try any of our 27 types of soap to not just smell the difference but feel the difference on your skin!
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