Our skin in the largest organ of our body absorbing whatever we put on it. Studies have found that our skin has the potential to absorb a hundred percent of fragrances that are applied to it. As most of us have become more conscious about the food we eat, looking for organic foods free from chemicals and pesticides, perhaps it’s time we started rethinking what we apply on our bodies too. It may sound difficult, but it is actually really easy to treat your skin well. Trust us, it’s easier than it sounds!
Walk down the aisles of any supermarket and you will come across rows of soaps, deodorants, and body lotions that look and smell gorgeous. The one thing most of them have in common is they are made up of synthetic chemicals and fragrances like BHA, BHT, formaldehyde, MEA, DEA, and TEA which may do your skin and body more harm than good in the long term. Writing about these compounds and their potentially harmful effects would fill many pages, let’s focus on the positives instead and have a look at the many benefits natural bath and body products have to offer.
What are the benefits of natural bath and body products?
Natural products aren’t afraid to scream about how good each and every single ingredient they use actually is. There usually aren’t any scary acronyms that leave you feeling clueless, and you can probably find a lot of the listed in your kitchen.
- They’re better for the environment:
Natural skincare products like soaps, deodorants, and body lotions use ingredients that are found in nature. This means that they don’t harm our environment by polluting our water bodies or the air after you have used them. Natural deodorants, soaps, and body lotions also have a lower carbon footprint as they typically used organic products that are sourced locally which means apart from being chemical free, they also do not travel for long distances reducing the energy used for storage and emissions from transport.
- They’re safer for you, your family, and your pets:
Naturally sourced products are kind to your skin. When your skin absorbs them, it absorbs all the benefits they provide too. They are also less likely to cause any allergic reactions especially on sensitive skin. Many ingredients used in natural bath and body products contain high amounts of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to your body and give it that extra boost.
- They are not tested on animals:
This is something that we think is vital to the karma of any natural product. Animal testing is cruel, outdated, and completely unnecessary – PERIOD.
Bonus Benefit: Natural doesn’t mean non-luxurious. Celebrities like Liv Tyler, Jessica Alba, and Gwyneth Paltrow are all big supporters of using non-toxic, natural bath and body products.
Sugar & Spice (and everything nice):
Sugar & Spice Bath and Body Care is the brainchild of Crystal Winterton, a proud mother of five, and resident of Maple Ridge, Canada. She started Sugar & Spice in her quest to bring affordable, healthy, non-toxic, natural personal care products to take care of her family after her husband was diagnosed with cancer. She started by making organic natural soap bars in her Canadian kitchen before moving on to making all-natural body lotions, natural deodorants, bubble baths, and more. The rest, as they say, is history. As with any ethical business, Sugar & Spice uses finest quality food grade ingredients available and purchased locally, mainly within a 65 km radius of Maple Ridge, Canada.
Some of our products include:
Our natural deodorants offer a range of scents – from edible scents like Black Raspberry & Vanilla to the more exotic White Tea & Ginger Natural Deodorant. You can also find fragrance-free natural deodorants for those with fragrance sensitivities.
Natural body butters by Sugar & Spice are loaded with hydration for dry skin making your skin feel luxuriously smooth without looking greasy. Choose body butters in fun flavours like Pink Sugar, indulge in our chic Peach Bellini, or opt for some lightness with scents like Sweet Pea.
At Sugar & Spice, we are committed to helping you lead an environmentally friendly, healthy, and naturally empowered lifestyle. Shop for our products or get in touch with us to know more.