The Healthy Child, Healthy World site suggests making your own soap to help the quality of life in your child’s life. We agree! Learn how to make soap with a DVD on soapmaking or an easy organic-oils melt and pour soap kit.
More families are increasingly concerned about what we put into our bodies. In addition to what enters us through our diet, parents are becoming more aware of the effects of personal care products applied directly to our bodies. This is especially important for small children who often have sensitivities and a lower threshold for common household irritants. Making your own soap is a great way to control the ingredients that go into your bath tub, onto your child and down your drain.
One of the personal care ingredients children can be most easily irritated by is synthetic color and fragrance. Its very hard for parents to resist buys soaps with fun colors like bright pink and yummy fragrances (what kid doesn’t like strawberry bubblegum?). But if your child has sensitive skin or allergies, these are the first things to eliminate. When you make your own soap, you choose all the ingredients. So you can use charcoal to color your bar and all natural essential oils to fragrance it, creating a soap that is naturally derived and cleans effectively.