In this article I would like to present you green soap, a soap that my grandmother used on my hair when I was a little girl. An excellent natural soap that has a lot of benefits for our skin and I believe we should all keep a bar somewhere in our bathroom.
What is green soap and why is it green?
Green soap, for those who do not know, is green, because of the color of olives. Olive oil whose extremely healing properties are known and usable since ancient times, is the basic and main ingredient of green soap.
However, green soap can be produced by other plants as well maintaining the majority of the benefits of a naturally brewed product.
The variety of olive oil uses and its disinfectant properties make it much more than a good nutrition ingredient and its use in the form of soap may look old-fashioned to many but has a great power.
Apart from many women’s beauty secret it has a therapeutic effect against skin disorders such as psoriasis and dermatitis and its greatest advantage is the protection of the skin from dehydration and dryness.
Here, then, are the reasons why you should try and use the green soap.
Green Soap is highly moisturizing
Green soap cleanses the skin, without depriving it of its natural fat components, something that other soaps do leading dry skin. Its natural composition lets the pores free allowing perspiration but simultaneously naturally protecting the skin cells.
Green soap also contains glycerol substance, which maintains skin hydration, drawing water even from the air. In other commercial soaps glycerol has been removed in order to be used for other purposes.
Few side effects
It is hypoallergenic because of its natural origin, making it the safest choice for sensitive skin. Olive oil is a safe ingredient even for newborn infants, because of its softening nature.
Most types of green soap containing only natural ingredients, friendly to humans, in contrast to other soaps containing substances often severe and potentially toxic to the skin.
Rich in antioxidants
is rich in antioxidants that combat the action of free radicals, with which the human body is confronted daily and constantly. Vitamins E and A are contained in the oil, and their healing properties are exploited by the body regardless the way you use or consume the oil (either through food or through the soap).
Moreover, olive oil has anti-inflammatory action that strengthens the immune system, protects the skin from disease, protects from heart problems and digestive function, and more…
It lasts and has distinctive aroma
The green soap has a soft and fruity smell, unlike the intense aroma that other soaps have and often cause discomfort to the sensitive skin. The bar of green soap is hard and not very soapy. For that reason, it lasts more than other similar soaps.
Finally, most soaps are produced from animal fat. For that reason, green soap which is made from olive oil, like other natural products, is a good choice for those who are environmentally conscious and do not want to use animal products.
The value of green soap does not end in personal hygiene. This soap can even be used in house cleaning. It is ideal for cleaning the baby and children’s clothes because of its completely natural composition and it also has a very effective action towards disinfection of the house. When you dissolve it in water it is ideal for mopping. It also has bleaching properties and in combination with a little white vinegar it is ideal for cleaning the bathroom and the kitchen.
Furthermore, you can use it as a solution to spray the plants in order to protect them from insects ad diseases before resorting to more drastic solutions.
Finally, Green soap is one of the most important things a tattoo artist uses and is widely used in tattoo and piercing studios. They use if for cleaning blood, prepping the tattoo, cleaning the tattoo machines and also to safely soak the equipment in order to loosen the dried debris before proceeding in cleaning and sterilization.
Where to Buy
Now you have learned what green soap is and what can it do. I definitely suggest you to try it. You will love it, like I do! Here are some personal recommendations if you want to try buying a couple of green soap bars:
Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil and Green Tea Soap
Pre De Provence Green Tea Soap Bar
Of course you can also find green soap at your local supermarket or your local drugstore. Prefer to buy the green soap bar that is made with olive oil to have the full benefits of this natural product.