The Shocking Truth: Body Wash—Expensive Water and Skin Stripping Detergents

The Shocking Truth: Body Wash—Expensive Water and Skin Stripping Detergents


Prepare to have your eyes opened, my friend, as we unveil the dirty truth behind those clutter inducing bottles of conventional body wash. It's time to expose the wasteful expense lurking in your shower caddy. From expensive water to harsh detergents, keep reading to discover why investing in natural soap is a great choice for your skin. Let's dive right in!

  1. Expensive Water: The Pricey Deception

Picture this: you're paying top dollar for a product that is primarily water. Yep, you read that right. Conventional body washes often contain a hefty dose of good ol' H2O, leaving you wondering why you're emptying your pockets for something you could get straight from the tap.

I almost never use water in my recipes. I use Goat's Milk and Aloe Juice, Coconut Milk and Carrot juice. Liquids that are unique and nourishing to our skin. Bar soap also spends 30 days dehydrating before use. This leaves behind all the beautiful benefits of these liquids and a long-lasting hard bar of soap.

  1. Harsh Detergents: The Skin Stripping Saga

Harsh detergents create that satisfying lather, but also strip away your skin's natural oils, leaving it high and dry. Who needs that drama? Save your skin and show it some love with a gentler alternative.

My natural soap also produces a great lather without these detergents! By using coconut oil, castor oil, and natural sugars like honey- I formulate my bars for a beautiful natural lather that feeds the skin rather than strip it!

  1. Synthetic Fragrances: The Scented Scam

Those heavenly scents that lure you in? They're often created by synthetic fragrances, which can irritate sensitive skin and even trigger allergies. Also, companies are not required to share what is in these fragrances. I'm not an advocate for being the fear police on this topic but it is something worth researching a bit and deciding how you personally feel about it.

Wildthings is committed to only using essential oils. I'll never claim that they will heal all of your problems but I do feel better about using what the earth has given us. I also am a big believer that we should love the smell of our products so I thoroughly enjoy crafting unique blends of nature's aromatic gifts! 

  1. Artificial Additives and Preservatives: The Chemical Circus

Take a peek at the ingredient list on your body wash bottle. Can you pronounce half of them? Many conventional body washes are packed with unnecessary additives and preservatives.

Natural soap plays no part in the chemical circus. It embraces simplicity and purity.

  1. Skin Stripping: The Moisture Misfortune

The aggressive chemicals in conventional body washes not only strip away your skin's natural moisture but also compromise its protective barrier. This leaves you with dry, flaky skin that's more prone to damage. 

My soap ADDS moisture. My recipes are specifically crafted with ingredients like shea butter, olive oil, and humectants like honey to bring all that moisturizing goodness to your skin!

  1. Lack of Nourishment: The Nutrient Neglect

Where's the love for your skin? Conventional body washes often prioritize foam and fragrance over nourishment.

Natural soap, however, is crafted with organic oils, botanical extracts, and essential oils that offer vital nutrients and hydration for healthier, more radiant skin. It's time to treat your skin to a nourishing feast!

  1. Environmental Impact: The Planet's Plea

Those plastic bottles that clutter our landfills and pollute our oceans? Yep, they're often associated with conventional body washes.

You might just be one person but guess what? You can play your small part in helping the planet by switching to natural soap, packaged in eco-friendly options like biodegradable wraps or recycled paper, you become an eco-warrior, effortlessly voting for a cleaner, greener planet.


The truth is out, and it's time to break free from the wasteful expense of conventional body wash. Say goodbye to expensive water, harsh detergents, synthetic fragrances, and unnecessary additives. Embrace the natural soap revolution and discover a world of nourishing ingredients, genuine scents, and a more sustainable lifestyle.

Invest in your skin wisely and choose a product that respects your skin's health and the planet. It's time to make a change that not only benefits you but also supports small businesses committed to ethical sourcing and craftsmanship.

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