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5 Natural Soaps, Plus a DIY Recipe

All the good stuff: moisturizing oils for a no-nonsense clean. Lightly sweet, clean, intoxicatingly fresh floral with honeysuckle petals and crisp green grass and then proceed to notes of jasmine, musk, sweet mandarin, green rose, and earthy leaf. Soap is made from scratch, using the cold process method. Handmade soap contains moisturizing glycerin and will leave your skin fresh and soft. You will receive a large 3.5+ oz bar in a signature kraft box. (Bunny Butt Apothecary, $5.50)

Romantic, subtle, lovely, floral. Beautifully scented, Jasmine Rose bars are enriched with rose clay for extra skin softening, and real rose petals. The current batch of jasmine rose bars weigh closer to 4 oz. They are cut by hand and beautifully imperfect. Each bar comes charmingly packaged and labeled, ready to use or gift. (Twenty Seven Soap, $5)

Bar of all natural, handmade, cold process, unscented soap, between 4.5 and 5 ounces. Activated charcoal acts like a magnet in the presence of toxins. It adsorbs carbon based toxins rendering them ineffective. Adsorbtion is defined as a molecular adhesion of gases, liquids and dissolves solids to a surface (and you thought it was a typo). In short this makes a great facial bar, or use it all over! Only the finest food grade bamboo activated charcoal is used in this soap. (Rocky Top Soap Shop, $6)

Made from scratch using the old fashioned cold process method, California Avocado contains vitamin-rich Hass avocado and moisturizing avocado oil. Because avocado has high moisturizing properties, it is recommended for normal to dry skin types. This simple yet luxurious soap is all natural, vegan, and unscented making it especially excellent as a facial bar. (Fabled Soap Co, $6.75)

A customer favorite. The fresh scent combination of mint and lavender smells wonderful. Packed it full of skin nourishing oils, butter, and clay. Produces amazing lather! Dead Sea Clay – has long been used to benefit the skin. It is known for gentle exfoliation, fight free radicals, absorb dirt/toxins, purify, tone/tighten skin, sooth eczema, and hydrate the skin. Lavender Oil – Calms and neutralizes the skin while also adding to an overall natural glow. Suitable for all skin types as a face and body bar. (Soap Revolt Naturals, $6)

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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.


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2:47PM PST on Jan 11, 2014

Thank you for this valuable information.

9:20AM PST on Jan 10, 2014

Thank you for these suggestions. I am so happy that there is more awareness spreading about what we put on or in our bodies!

I know of a good, business that sells not only all natural, handmade soap online, but perfumes, lotions, balms, scrubs, and lip balm. I have ordered products from this person for several years and I adore what she creates. They are good for most types of skin and contain a wide range organic ingredients. Check out

8:18AM PST on Jan 9, 2014

Palm oil?
I have some problems with that ingredient.
Maybe we can use other type of oils ?

6:46AM PST on Jan 9, 2014

My grandparents used to make their own soap when I was a child. Thank you for sharing.

2:22AM PST on Nov 18, 2013

I enjoy candle making, so soap making would be interesting but I most certainly won't use any palm oil as it endangers Orangutans. The environment is being ripped apart for palm oil.

1:57AM PST on Nov 18, 2013

Thanks for this, I think soap can make a really nice gift for someone as well if you know what scent they like. It shows you put the effort in too.

9:05AM PDT on Nov 2, 2013

Thank you for sharing!

3:47PM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

I do not think this recipe is right... hmmm.

10:34AM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

No Palm Oil for me. But I will try to make my own without Palm Oil.

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