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Adovia soap bars are 100% pure and is made with only the finest, mineral and botanical ingredients. We offer a wide variety of pure soap bars with non-synthentic ingredients, including that made with Dead Sea mud, seaweed, mineral salt, and for treating acne. These bars are great to use on your face as well as your body. Many people are surprised that our soaps are recommended for both facial and body use. The reason for this is that they are all pure and natural soap- formulated using only pure plant oils, such as Olive oil and Palm oil and Dead Sea minerals in the Adovia bars.
Unlike other soaps, which use nasty chemicals that can irritate or overdry the skin, these bars are gentle and mild - while still very effective. Dead Sea mud soap seems to be the most popular one we carry, with the sulfur soap coming in second. Give one of these gentle all natural soap bars a try and you too will fall in love, like so many other people who only prefer to put things nature made on their skin.
"I just love the bars that my husband purchased from your website! He got the sulfur soap for himself and the mud one for me, but I love them both. My skin doesn't dry out and it doesn't itch after bathing as some products can irritate. I've tried another brand's sulfur bar and it was way too harsh. Thank you for making these great bath and body products!" - Debbie, NJ
More info soap that's "natural" and the diffirence between it and regular soap:
The term ‘natural soap’ is a tautology (saying the same thing twice). There’s really no other kind of soap except the natural kind. Anything else is a detergent.
What’s the difference?
Well to explain that we’re going to have to talk a little bit about chemistry. Don’t worry this won’t hurt a bit. Basically, when the active ingredient in soap is an oil from either plants or animals, it’s soap. When it’s made from synthetics or petroleum – yep, the same stuff they make petrol out of – then it’s a detergent. A detergent is great for washing your dishes or your clothes but for your face, maybe not.
There’s a difference too, between commercially prepared soaps and those that are made the old-fashioned way. It’s a chemical called Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and it’s great for making lather. Unfortunately it’s also great at irritating sensitive skin, especially those who are prone to eczema. Natural soaps such as the Adovia mud soap don’t contain SLS and often don’t lather as much as the average bar of soap you find in the supermarket. We’re so used to lather that alot of us don’t feel clean without it, but don’t be fooled because it just aint so. You can be just as clean replacing your current soap with Sorbolene Cream and you’ll be just as clean without the damage to the skin and the environment that commercially prepared soaps inflict.
So how is it made?
Pretty much the same way as any other kind. An acid is mixed with lye, the alkali base then a process called saponification takes place to change the whole structure of the blend into soap. It really is about as straight forward as it sounds and there are plenty of ways to personalise the blend.
So why aren’t all soaps natural?
Money honey. The cost of oils from plants and animals is higher than the cost of synthetic chemicals and manufacturers like to stay competitive and keep wide profit margins. For you and I though, the cost of buying synthetic chemicals in small quantities is high, compared to the cost of plant oil.
What about animal oils?
The oils rendered from animals (lard) can be used in natural soaps as well. The consistency is different and they tend to lather more, although the quality of the lather may be poorer and irritate skin. There are arguments for and against the use of animal oil in natural soap making. Some operators refuse to use animal products of any kind, saying it’s unethical. Others argue that the lard they use comes from animals who are killed for their skin anyway and they like the idea of at least using part of the animal that would otherwise be thrown away and therefore wasted. Check the ingredient list of any natural soap you buy, it will usually say something like 100% plant oils used in the making of this product. Our favorite are based on olive oil, most commonly referred to as olive oil soap. If you’re a purely plant-oil person though, be wary of the big claims about ‘not being tested on animals.’ This may be true but doesn’t guarantee the soap isn’t made from animals.
If I don’t want to make my own, where do I get soaps that are totally natural?
You can buy a lot of different versions from your local health food store. Markets are another great place, as the stall holder is probably the person who made the soap you’re buying and like any other small operator will have found it more economical (and satisfying) to use good ingredients like plant and essential oils.