During these unprecedented times many of us have been forced to focus on our health and hygiene habits. In an attempt to slow the spread of Covid 19, health organisations continue to remind us to ‘wash your hands often with soap and water‘. While this is effective for maintaining good hygiene, many of us are suffering from dry, sore hands. We take a look at some of the best raw ingredients for soap and bath products to keep skin moisturised and have good hygiene properties.
It’s no secret that lock down has resulted in a ‘back to basics’ approach to living. Not only that, this extra downtime is being spent on researching what products are ‘good’ to help stop the spread of this virus. While heath organisations continue to inform us that ‘soap and warm water’ is effective in getting rid of germs, there has been an upward trend of people exploring raw ingredients for soap and bath products.
Coconut is one such ingredient that is extremely nourishing on the skin and contains antibacterial and antifungal properties. It also aids in healing, firming up skin and is very rich in antioxidants. Coconut based ingredients are perfect for sensitive skin and it’s highly moisturising properties make this popular soap and bath product.
The move away from animal fat based soap ingredients to vegetable based is becoming increasingly popular. Olive oil is considered a powerful and conditioning ingredient that is suitable for sensitive and dry skin. In addition, it can fight harmful bacteria whilst maintaining good hydration levels.
Another popular raw ingredient is oats which is found to be rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Oat based soap and bath products will thoroughly clean, hydrate and moisturise the hands and body. Cosmetic Oats contain beta glucan within their oils aiding moisturisation and forming a protective barrier that prevents skins from losing any excess water. It also soothes the hands after continuous rubbing and washing from highly concentrated sanitisers that depletes the skin of vital oils.
The antiseptic and antimicrobial agents found in Vitamin C can attack and potentially eliminate infections on the skin. Vitamin C is a highly efficacious ingredient that promotes skin rejuvenation. It is commonly found in oranges, pomegranates, grapefruit and kiwifruit for example. In addition to stimulating the production of skin collagen, Vitamin C can also work to enhance the skins antioxidant defences.
The market for generating raw ingredients for soap and bath products is ripe at the moment. Consumers are on the lookout for soap and bath products that are not only sanitary but keep your skin moisturised and nourished.
The Covid 19 pandemic has certainly prompted a surge in hand hygiene products, so much so that demand is outweighing supply. As we face the likelihood of further restrictions the need for soap and bath products will continue to rise.
If you are looking to be part of this growing market, contact Ceechem today. Our team of specialists will source the right raw ingredients to help you formulate multi purpose soap and bath products.