One, it's better for the environment: "One study by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that about 75% of the main chemicals in antibacterial soap are passed through wastewater filtering to be later used to fertilize crops."I don't know about you, but I'm really interested in making my own soap now! I also like the idea of giving it as a gift for the holidays, expectant moms, or for the bridal party. Visit BrambleBerry.com, a socially responsible mega-site, for all kinds of soap-making supplies, kits, and packaging! You can also check out their blog for an Eco-Chic Soap Making Tutorial.
Two, it's better for your health: Many mass-produced soaps contain a large quantity of synthetic ingredients that could have unhealthy side effects ...such as birth defects, liver damage, and cancer."
Three, it's better for the animals: "Since you make the soap yourself, you can be sure that you won't be supporting any animal testing. An anti-bacterial chemical, Triclosan, commonly used in soaps, is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency as being a pesticide and is believed to destroy fragile aquatic ecosystems."
Four, it's more cost effective: "Compared to actual soap, homemade soaps can be quite cost-effective since you can buy many of the materials in bulk."
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