Why Coconut Oil-Free soap??
TERRA-TORY Skincare DOESN'T use Coconut Oil.
That's right. But "I thought Coconut Oil was so good for us?"IT IS!
Just not for those who are allergic to it.
What you DON'T know about Soapmaking. For me, soap making is a science first, an art second. It involves measuring and combining water, fat and lye together to create a cleanser for your hair, face and body. All oils have different properties, acids and behaviors. Each oil that is used is important for each purpose.
Coconut Oil (Tree Nut Oil; along with Palm Oil) is one of the most popular ingredients used in soapmaking. Look at Dove (who uses terms like "Sodium Cocoate) or Dr. Bronner's. Coconut Oil is also very cheap. So when running a soap business, many soap makers use Coconut Oil in large quantities in their soap recipes.
This could be why your skin either becomes really dry or breaks out. However, this mainly means majority (especially the commercial brands) are using "hydrogenated" coconut oil, and a lot of it...bad news.
But at the end of the day, soapmakers are making one thing. Soap. Nothing more, nothing less.
Read Your Labels...Don't be fooled by the beautiful packaging. Customers need to actually do something called "Reading The Label" before purchasing products. Something we didn't often do in the beginning, but now people are wising up and doing their research.
"Labeling can get really tricky with coconut oil, which is why I probably get so many questions about it why I DON'T use it. My first rule of thumb is to simply read the labels. Most commercial coconut oil found in your typical grocery store, skin or haircare products, are not what you want to put in or on your body. Some oils are refined using chemical processes that use harsh solvents or are made from the rancid byproducts from making coconut flakes. Some coconut oils are hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated.
Do not buy these types of coconut oil. And for the most part, if something isn’t labeled, you should assume it’s the chemically processed, hydrogenated oil that you want to avoid."
Body Butters and Oils contain large amounts of Coconut Oil, but where are they getting all these coconuts!?!?
Who knows, but what I DO know is that there's an existing Coconut Oil allergy. It can be as serious as Anaphylactic reactions to less dramatic as contact dermatitis. Either way, we simply don't want any parts. Read more here.
Let's face it. We've ALL uses a product of some sort that contained Coconut Oil (Sodium Cocoate). Shampoo, soaps, lubricants, lotions, you name it.
But the absents of Coconut Oil makes all the difference.
Ever used felt dry and itchy after a shower?
Do You realize your eczema flares up more often?
Does Your skin always end up dull & tight after cleansing?
Well, we'd like to believe it's the amount of coconut oil in your cleansers and body butters. Because pure virgin coconut oil is so expensive, hydrogenated coconut oil is the next runner up for mass produced skincare.