What is it about bathing with a natural soap that is so incredibly luxurious? I think for me it is the wonderfully soft lather, the cleaning but not stripping my skin dry feeling, and the oh-so wonderful natural smell.
If you guessed that I have a new favorite natural bar soap, you are right on. It’s Indigo Wild’s Zum Bar lavender oatmeal soap. In other words, pure Heaven which I found at my local health store and could smell and cut to whatever size I wanted. There was a number of different scents, but the oatmeal really caught my eye.
I normally buy natural soaps at the farmers or artisans market and sometimes even craft shows, but it’s been one long winter and I haven’t had a whole lot of market options. Thus I turned to my local health store and was pleasantly surprised to find this soap.
After reading a bit more about Indigo Wild, located in Kansas City, I’ve learned that the soaps are completely hand-made and that goat’s milk is used because it has a pH almost exactly the same as our skin. My lavender oatmeal soap also contains 100% food grade olive, coconut, palm and castor oils with oatmeal and pure essential oils. It really is very moisturizing, but also cleans and feels great.
Amazing how all this is possible without any detergents and artificial smells, right? I don’t want to clean and strip my body of natural oils with petroleum based ingredients, preservatives, and other things I can’t even pronounce. Natural, hand-made soap is more expensive but in my mind it’s totally worth it.
Indigo Wild also has a slogan I can’t help but love: “any more natural, and you’d be naked”. Props to a cool company making great, all-natural products (which they have many)! I’ll have to check and see if my local health store carries any others on my next trip.
If you haven’t tried using all-natural soap yet, I highly recommend it. Give your body a treat and maybe even support a local business at the same time!