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The Benefits of essential oils and the associated allergens
Natural Pure Soap is rightfully obliged by European law to label products with the relevant information regarding the 26 identified allergens in natural essential oils and synthetic fragrance oils above a certain limit, which in soap is 0.01% of the finished product. 16 of these possible allergens are natural and are found in some essential oils. The 16 plus the rest are in synthetic fragrance oils. These materials have been listed by the EU as ‘sensitisers’ -
Natural Pure Soap uses essential oils in five of the soaps:
Activated Charcoal -
French Red Clay -
Dead Sea Mud & Witch Hazel -
French Green Clay & Poppy Seed -
Charcoal, Red & Bentonite Clays -
Shown below are the reputed benefits of the individual essential oils:
May Chang -
Sweet Orange -
Peppermint is used to address a variety of skin issues. It gives a strong healing effect to the skin.
Star Anise -
Rosewood essential oil has balancing qualities beneficial to use on dry, oily or combination skin because it helps tone and is said to slow the aging process by increasing the regeneration of skin tissues.
Lavender oil has antiseptic and anti-
If you’re not sure whether you have a sensitivity to any element in essential oils do a patch test on the inside of your arm first.
The potential identified allergens in essential oils have their benefits too, we just get to hear the negatives of them for some reason. I believe everything from nature has uses for health -
I found a thought provoking ariticle which puts a good case forward for there being no allergens in essential oils at all, they’re calling it a “detox reaction” -
If you do have a problem with essential oils please try the unscented soaps, or just try a different essential oil blend.
I’ve found many conflicting reports about using essential oils during pregnancy. The lists of what not to use are not consistent so please check for yourself before using a product containing essential oils (double check before using a product with synthetic fragrance oils). There are vague references to ginger (used neat) and peppermint (used topically while breast feeding, it’s said to possibly inhibit the flow of milk). Some reports read like old wives tales that have lingered and finding definitive evidence based studies that aren’t contradicted by another “expert” seems impossible. Of the oils that are best avoided while pregnant, those that appear most consistently in the lists, none are in the soaps that are available on this site.
Most people turn to natural products because they have got problems with commercial products, or they’re becoming more aware of the true nature of some man-
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