Soaps are vital in body care, they naturally cleanse the body removing impurities, sweat, bacteria and even dead cells. Begin the day by bathing in fabulous soaps which help you stay fresh all day with a light lingering fragrance.
Soaps can be dated back to 2800 B.C. in Babylon where people made bars using cassia oil, water and alkalis. Even Egyptians bathed themselves regularly in vegetable and animal fats mixed with alkalis. Natural soaps are beneficial for the skin whereas most commercial versions are chemical soaps which are more detergent than soap and strip the skin of vital oils.
Soap is defined as a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats.
Scented soaps have a mild fragrance generally of natural elements of flowers and herbs. The scent can be added artificially which is called ester or naturally by adding perfumed organic oils. Using organic soaps help in retaining the natural oils of the skin, they are eco friendly and are healthy. They are not tested on animals. Natural soaps are exclusively available as organic or khadi which come in many variants like aloe, oats, peppermint, coconut oIl, cinnamon, olive oil, goat's milk, almond oil, sunflower seeds and petals, wild horsemint, wild yucca root, moroccon red clay, unrefined african shea butter, rose , neem, lavender, jasmine and many more.
Soaps for men and women are different. Men and Women have different skin related needs. Men have a thicker and a more sweaty and oily skin than women. Men' s soap has a strong masculine fragrance whereas women's soap has mild feminine fragrance.
The concept of soaps in recent times has given way to face wash and body wash which are most widely used these days. Except for soaps like Lux, Lifebuoy, Hamam and a few more, most soaps have disappeared in the modern world. However, herbal soaps like those from Lush and Khadi are also a favourite of some who prefer natural ways.