Herbal Soap Granules for Your Laundry
SOME people suffer from dryness or skin irritation despite the use of costly laundry soaps. The culprit—harsh ingredients.
Coconut oil advocate and owner of Daila Herbal Ma. Aleli Pansacola warns against the many additives in laundry soaps today. "Most detergents contain chemicals that can cause psoriasis, allergies, and other skin sensitivities. Though they claim to make clothes whiter, boost lathering power, and soften water—few of these actions really have to do with cleansing and the effect on skin may prove harmful."
Pansacola, after years of working closely with coconut farmers, teaching them how to grow organic and herb products has now ventured into manufacturing natural herbal products. “We produce natural herbal soaps made from coconut oil, insect repellants, and herbal massage oils," relates Pensacola. "These are distributed locally, but we have also started exporting to Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and the United States."
Coconut oil, the wonder Ingredient
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. This is why it's even safe to use on the skin. It rejuvenates the skin and even helps prevent wrinkles. These health-promoting qualities thus inspired the production of the Victoria Herbal Soap Granules, a natural herbal product made from coconut oil good for both hand and machine washing.
"It contains its own natural fabric softener and is completely biodegradable," adds Pansacola. "The monolaurin content found in coconut oil is greatly responsible for its antibacterial substance, which is preserved in the cold process.”
The cold process method retains all of the naturally occurring glycerin and emollients that help moisturize the skin and not leave the body feeling dry and itchy as commercial soap does. "We do not use bleaching, deodorizing, refining or hydrogenation, so our product makes the skin softener and smoother," relates Pensacola.
She even adds that their natural herbal products are so skin-friendly that they can be used even for the body's private parts. "There are people who get little wounds and irritations even from Ph-care products without realizing it. They say that when they wash with our mild corn soap, they feel a lot safer. Good soap does not need chemical boosters."
Herbal soap granules for washing clothes
The Victoria Herbal Soap Granules can also be a wonderful treatment for common skin disorders. It is a natural herbal soap that does not contain alcohol, animal fats, or abrasive chemicals.
The granules quickly and easily remove all dirt and grease from even the most delicate clothing without any irritation on the skin. The granules also produce a dense creamy lather.
People now finally have a choice and a solution. This herbal soap granule is a safe alternative to synthetic detergents and toxic cleaners.
Both the natural herbal soap and detergents are surface-active agents (release the surface tension of a substance such as dirt or oil from the surface), once the surface tension is released the substance becomes suspended so that water can easily rinse it away as Molecularly, the effect of soap and detergents is similar, but the ingredients used to accomplish this are different.
*** Written by Marilyn Parra and published last May 17, 2004, in a local newspaper