The benefits of using non-toxic soap and skincare products - Mayberry Farms

The benefits of using non-toxic soap and skincare products

The goal of every one is to care for ourselves and stay healthy - at least it should be.

But with all the beauty products to choose from, it can be hard to pick the best ones that are good for you so you can take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Oftentimes, it just comes down to consistent strategies. So even if you spend the big bucks on your beauty routine, if you’re not consistent they won’t work.

Maybe you’ve been thinking about making a switch to a non-toxic lifestyle and wondering if these products will work.

It can make you feel nervous and hesitant to spend your money.

Today, you’re in luck! I’m going to share why farm raised soap and skincare products will help you ditch the toxic ingredients, keep a consistent self-care routine, and take care of yourself without spending excess money.

I'll cover the benefits of all the ingredients we produce, how they work and how you can get started.

Keep reading for more details.

You've likely heard about the hidden chemicals and health risks lurking in many beauty and skin care products. But fear not! You can still apply your products with peace of mind, free from worries about toxic ingredients poisoning your body.

The key to healthy beauty care lies in understanding what's really inside the products. While it may seem like a daunting task, all you need is to be informed about what to look out for. Once armed with this knowledge, you'll join the empowered consumers who are asking questions and being discerning about their product choices.

Why Is the switch to non-toxic so Important?

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), The personal care industry utilizes 10,500 distinct chemical ingredients, some of which may be carcinogenic, toxic to the reproductive system, or disrupt the endocrine system. While some companies produce safe products, others employ hazardous substances such as coal tar, formaldehyde, human carcinogens, and lead acetate, a developmental toxin.

We've curated a list of the 10 most harmful ingredients to avoid when enhancing your personal collection of cosmetics. By steering clear of these nasties, you can ensure that your skin remains unharmed and radiant.

  1. Parabens and their different forms

  2. Phthalates

  3. Benzoyl Peroxide

  4. Triclosan

  5. Resorcinol

  6. Hydroquinone

  7. Petroleum

  8. Methylisothiazolinone

  9. Oxybenzone

  10. Artificial Dyes and Synthetic Colors

Our soap and skincare products are never made with any of the above, making them a safe, and affordable option for your daily beauty routine.

By implementing non-toxic skincare products made from farm-grown ingredients, you’ll be able to create an easy to use routine that you can consistently keep.

This way, you will make the most of your skincare products.

Also, products made directly from the farm gives you the ability to know how they were grown and what production practices were used.

That means you won’t have to search the internet for information on whether or not the ingredients are safe for your skin.

Non-toxic skincare Examples using farm grown ingredients

If using lard or tallow sounds strange, I get it.

After all, lard is pig fat, tallow is fat from beef cattle.

So I put together the examples below to break it down for you so you can easily get started with your new non-toxic routine.

Example #1. Lard in soap

Animal fats like lard and tallow are often misunderstood. Contrary to popular belief, they do not clog pores or make soap "heavy". In fact, lard produces a luxurious, creamy lather and offers mild moisturizing properties that keep the skin from drying out.

Lard soap is uniquely compatible with human cell structure, as our cell membranes contain similar saturated fats found in lard. This explains why soap made from animal fats provides nourishment that plant-based fats lack.

That means unlike some plant-based oils that can turn soap into a soggy mess, lard ensures a hard, long-lasting bar of soap.

Example #2. Raw Honey

The faster you can make the switch to non-toxic skincare, the easier it will be to stick to a consistent routine.

That’s where raw honey comes in.

Honey is a beloved skincare ingredient, cherished for its youth-enhancing, radiant-boosting, and skin-smoothing properties. Throughout history, the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and East Indians all incorporated honey into their beauty regimens. The magical blend of milk and honey was even hailed as the elixir of life, revealing Cleopatra's most treasured beauty hack.

For example:

Skincare products containing raw honey are highly beneficial for acne-prone skin, making them an excellent choice. Not only can you use pure raw honey as a simple DIY facial cleanser without stripping away your natural oils, but it also provides antimicrobial benefits to combat acne effectively.

The application of honey on the skin boosts circulation, encouraging a natural and healthy radiance that is sure to captivate. Furthermore, honey acts as a humectant, aiding in the absorption and retention of moisture, preventing dryness. Rich in natural antioxidants and antimicrobial properties, honey proves itself as a powerful ally in protecting, repairing, and preventing skin damage. Its calming effect on the skin further highlights its versatility. Notably, products infused with honey are particularly beneficial for sensitive skin and are even suitable for use on babies.

Revitalize your skincare routine with the wonders of honey and enjoy the remarkable benefits it brings to your skin.

The best way to implement this is by choosing any of our soaps or skincare products that include raw honey like our lip balm, all our soaps and body balms or butters.

Example #3. Goat milk

When it comes to selecting the ideal soap for your skin, the wide range of options available can make it challenging to make the right choice. Furthermore, it is important to note that not all commercially available soaps are genuine soap products. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), only a limited number of soaps on the market meet the criteria of being true soaps, while the majority of cleansers are actually synthetic detergent products.

Goat milk soap is a highly effective cleanser that offers numerous benefits for maintaining healthy, nourished, and moisturized skin. With its abundant fatty acids, this gentle cleanser supports the skin's natural barrier. Additionally, the soap's rich lactic acid content aids in exfoliating the skin, making it particularly advantageous for acne-prone individuals.

Tips for non-toxic skin care success

Here are a few tips to help you maximize your results with choosing a non-toxic skincare routine:

First, check the ingredients in your bathroom

To achieve the best results, you have to be aware of what you’re currently using.

When you switch to a non-toxic skin care routine, you may need to dispose of many of the products you’re currently using.

Next, create a simple, easy to use routine

When you write down your routine, you’re more likely to follow it.

In other words, you need a plan.

To get started here’s my morning and evening routine:

Morning Routine (No shower day)

  • Wash face with goat milk bar soap
  • Apply a thin layer of Face & Body Balm to face, neck and hands
  • Apply SPF then makeup

Morning Routine (After showering)

  • Apply Body Butter on body 
  • Apply Face & Body Balm to face, neck and hands
  • Apply SPF then makeup

Evening Routine

  • Remove makeup using Face & Body Balm
  • Wash with bar soap
  • Apply Face & Body Balm to face, neck, hands, and feet

Finally, find your favorite products

Nowadays, people prefer simple, natural skincare products because of the growing knowledge of toxic chemicals lurking in their products.

If you want to take the best care of your skin and body, you can’t overlook this crucial step.

Many beauty and skin care products contain hidden chemicals with potential health risks.

One thing you can do is apply products made with farm grown ingredients like ours with peace of mind knowing we do not use toxic chemicals.

Start by making the switch today

I hope this guide on making the switch to non-toxic skin care with farm grown ingredients has been helpful.  If you take anything away from this guide, remember that your skin is your largest organ in your body and deserves to be taken care of.

The best way to make the switch is to start with removing products that contain toxic chemicals from your home, that way you can set yourself up for using the correct, non-toxic products. So, what do you say? Are you ready to give it a go?

Now that you know the ins and outs of a non-toxic skincare routine, it's time to stock your bathroom with soap and skincare made with farm grown ingredients.

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