Once you have tried natural soap, you cannot go back to commercial soap. Here I wrote a blog about the benefits of natural soaps; essentially, natural soap contains glycerin, a humectant that attracts moisture from the air, which keeps your skin moisturized. In addition, we pay special attention to selecting the best natural ingredients. Handmade soap contains natural soft oils and nut butters that are essential in maintaining healthy skin. Commercial soaps are detergents with high fragrance levels and little to no beneficial ingredients, often leading to irritated skin. If you have sensitive skin or suffer from serious skin conditions, try switching your soap bar or body wash to natural soap.
Here’s a comparison of ingredients from a well-known commercial soap vs. our hemp soap with CBD.
Commercial Soap Ingredients:
- sodium cocoyl isethionate (synthetic detergent)
- stearic acid (hardener)
- sodium tallowate (sodium salt of cow fat)
- water sodium isethionate (detergent/emulsifying agent)
- coconut acid (the sodium salt of coconut oil)
- sodium stearate (emulsifier, also used as a cheap stabilizer in plastics)
- sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate (synthetic detergent, skin irritant)
- sodium cocoate or sodium palm kernelate (sodium salts of coconut or palm kernel oils)
- fragrance (synthetic scent, potential allergen, common skin irritant)
- sodium chloride (table salt used as a thickener)
- titanium dioxide (whitener, also used in house paint)
- trisodium EDTA (stabilizer, used in industrial cleaning products to decrease hard water, skin irritant)
- trisodium etidronate (preservative, a chemical that is used in soaps to prevent soap scum)
- BHT (preservative, common skin irritant)
Maeve CBD Soap Organic Ingredients: Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Castor Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, distilled water, Organic Dehydrated Coconut Milk, Sodium Hydroxide (non left after saponification process), CBD hemp extract, therapeutic essential oils.
The difference is clear. We convert natural oils and fats into soap and glycerol whereas commercial soap contains chemical detergents and fragrances. You can truly feel the difference after even the first use.
Hemp plants are truly amazing. For our soap base, we use organic cold-pressed hemp oil. It is an excellent vehicle for providing essential fatty acids to your skin. In addition, hemp oil contains high levels of unsaturated fats, which give it excellent moisturizing properties. Each bar also contains 200mg of CBD extracted from hemp, one of the highest content of CBD per bar of soap on the market. This is because I genuinely believe in the soothing properties of CBD. Since soap is considered a “wash-off” product, I wanted to make sure that you are getting the therapeutic amount with each wash.
Choose from two essential oil blends
Our skin is the body’s largest organ, absorbing everything from the detergent you use to wash your clothes to the soap you use in your shower and bath. It even absorbs environmental toxins. So while we cannot control what’s in the air, we can limit the amount of toxins we’re choosing to expose ourselves to, such as soap and laundry detergent.
Here’s the Full INCI ingredients for Maeve CBD Oil Soap: Olive Oil (Olea europaea, oil), Organic Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Shea Butter, Organic Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa), Castor Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Cocoa Butter, distilled water, organic dehydrated coconut milk, sodium hydroxide (non left after saponification process), CBD hemp extract (200 mg of CBD), therapeutic essential oils.
The United States Federal Food and Drug Administration prohibits the reference to any medical claims from a non-drug product. Since we will not be able to talk about the benefits of CBD, please feel free to Google this topic and see the numerous benefits CBD products and CBD soap have to offer. Even though there are peer-reviewed studies that show the powerful healing effects of CBD, I am not allowed to talk about the efficacy of these products. If you use prescription medications or have serious medical conditions, it’s best to check with your healthcare practitioners and follow your doctor’s advice.