Herbal soaps have grown increasingly popular in the past two decades. Herbal soaps contain plant-based and natural ingredients that provide different healing properties. The market is flooded with herbal soaps from all over the world.
When you are looking for the best herbal soaps on the market, rather than wanting a specific brand, you should be looking at the ingredients. The base ingredients in soap will greatly improve or damage your skin. Here are the top five ingredients in herbal soap products.
- Avocado Oil
Avocados are delicious to eat. Avocados are pear-shaped, green-skinned, and filled with high sources of vitamins. They consist of approximately 10% to 20% oil. Soap makers extract this oil to infuse into their soaps so you can benefit from vitamins A, D, and E. These vitamins moisturise your skin. If you suffer from dry or cracked skin, you should look for soaps that contain avocado oil to help reduce skin irritation.
- Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is best known for its anti-inflammatory effect. Tea tree oil soothes irritated skin. If you have a sensitivity to nickel or other outdoor elements, tea tree oil-based soap works to alleviate the skin sensitivity. Mixing water and a tea tree oil-based soap produce (known as รับผลิตสบู่ก้อน in Thai) a rich lather that you can smoothly apply to sore and sensitive skin areas.
- Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has antibacterial properties. These properties work to treat acne and protect your skin from harmful microorganisms. Coconut oil-based soap helps to heal wounds, moisturise your skin, and reduce inflammation. It is one of the most popular ingredients as it has so many positive effects.
- Citronella Oil
Citronella is often infused into many skin products because it has a sweet and lemony aroma. This aroma has a calming effect and works to deodorise. Citronella oil must be diluted before it can be infused with soap or applied directly to your skin. It has skin-healing properties while eliminating germs and fungi.
- Almond Oil
Almond oil works to soothe dry skin. If you have a poor skin tone, it works to rejuvenate your complexion. Almond oil is known to be emollient. Your skin will benefit from this property, as it can balance moisture and water loss. Almond oil is rich in vitamin A and antibacterial properties.
Different companies brand soaps that are similar in formula. They apply flashy labels to overcharge their customers. When you cross and compare soap ingredients, you may find that cheaper brands use these same five base ingredients at a lesser cost.