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The Difference Between Eucalyptus Coco Body Wash and Conventional Brands

Here’s why we (along with thousands of others!) love our body wash. As you know, there are MANY options for body washes out there, each with its own qualities. So why choose our Eucalyptus Coco Body Wash, and how does it compare to its counterparts? First, we’ll compare it to a conventional body wash, and then we’ll compare it to what’s known as a clean body wash (because we’re that confident). The lather, the cleansing agent, the thing we all expect when we use a wash Conventional brands use sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), which is a harsh synthetic ingredient. It is often used to create a lather, but the problem is that it’s highly irritating to the skin and eyes. For people with sensitive skin, sulfates may also clog pores and cause acne. If you think you have sensitive skin, you may not. It could just be an ingredient like SLS that is sensitizing your skin. What does a clean brand use? Most use sodium lauryl glucoside hydroxypropylsulfonate. Don’t let the name scare you – the name has the word “sulfate” in it, but it’s not the kind you’re thinking of (scientific names can often be long, hard, and complicated). Although this ingredient is considered a gentle and mild surfactant, there is very limited data on it. It is, however, considered a natural alternative to its irritating counterpart, but the truth is, sulfates and sulfonates are cheap to produce and can potentially clean a little too well (stripping your skin of its natural oils). If you do opt for a clean body wash with this ingredient, then make sure it is well balanced with other natural/raw oils. How is the Eucalyptus Coco Body Wash made? We make our body wash the traditional way (without the animal fats, of course). We don’t use any sulfates or sulfonates. We instead use saponified coconut oil to create our rich and luxurious lather, which is also the ingredient that cleanses your skin. Coconut oil has traditionally been used to cleanse the skin due to its lauric acid content (highly antibacterial and antifungal). Besides using a traditional cleaning and foaming agent, what makes our body wash special? We use raw, unprocessed, and unrefined oils. This is why our body wash not only cleanses your skin but also moisturizes it, never stripping your skin of its natural oils, and leaving you with nothing but clean, nourished, soft skin. Here are our key ingredients: Avocado Extracted from avocado trees, this is a great source of vitamins A, D, and E and fatty acids. It is used to hydrate and soothe the skin.  Aloe vera Aloe vera is known all over the world for its healing properties. A type of protein that contains 18 of the 20 amino acids found in the body, it is full of vitamins A, B, C, and E, and it restores and provides nutrition to the skin. Coconut This fruit's beneficial oil provides moisture to the hair and skin while safely, gently, and effectively removing excess oil and dirt, without depleting necessary nutrients. Cocoa butter Cocoa butter is an emollient, rich in essential fatty acids, that hydrates, nourishes, and improves the elasticity of the skin. Eucalyptus Best known for its refreshing scent, this is a miracle plant that boosts mental clarity while stimulating your immune system with its healing properties. Eucalyptus provides an essential oil with antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.  Lavender Prized around the world since ancient times, the smoky, herbal scent of this flowering plant calms the mind and soothes the senses. We love creating products that consistently deliver a healing, restorative experience to each of our customers. To us, this is true modern luxury. Ready to make the switch? SHOP Eucalyptus Coco Body Wash!