Why Natural Soap



The short answer is pretty simple. Natural soaps provide great benefits for your skin and body, while most commercial soaps contain skin irritants and other ingredients. You shouldn't need a chemistry degree to understand what's in your soap.

The skin is an organ that absorbs the soaps and lotions that are used on the body. That is why what we put on our body is as important as what we eat! Soaps with chemicals can often cause rashes, dry skin, and are even linked to worse things like toxicity, and damage to various parts of the body.

Sasquatch Soap will leave you feeling clean and revitalized with a clean body and mind. Even better, you can use the soap on your entire body, not just certain parts.


Why do most commercial soaps contain harmful chemicals? It doesn't seem to make much sense, but there is a reason. Most commercial body washes and bars have the glycerin removed in the process because it is highly profitable to sell or to use in other lotion products. Therefore other chemical products are needed to create lather and preserve the product, which ends up harming your skin.

In most cases chemicals found in soaps that are harmful are used because they are cheap ways to either preserve the product, create lather, or to provide fragrance. Below are some common chemicals found in soaps and body washes today:


SLS/SLES is sometimes used as an agent to irritate skin when companies are trying to demonstrate that their lotions heal skin. Doesn't sound like something you'd want in your soap. Has been noted to cause skin irritation, damage hair, and cause inflammation.

- Chemical: Sodium Lauryl & Laureth Sulfate
- Why's it Bad?: Chemical foaming agent that irritates skin
- What's it in?: Popular soap brands, deodorants, shampoos

Parabens are a source of much debate, but they are a type of hormone that mimics estrogen and can raise levels of the hormone in the body. While that is enough for any man to be terrified of, Parabens are absorbed directly by the body and have been linked to breast cancer, and irritation.

- Chemical: Parabens
- Why's it bad?: It's an xenoestrogen, which can raise estrogen levels in men
- Whats it in?: Popular soap brands, deodorants, shampoos, shave gels

Known Neurotoxin. European regulations suggest a limit of 0.01% of the ingredient, however no regulations are in place for U.S. companies. A study suggested that exposure could lead to damaging consequences to the developing nervous system

- Chemical: Methylisothiazolinone
- Why's it bad?: Allergen & Neurotoxin
- Whats it in?: Popular soap brands, deodorants, shampoos

A preservative made from known carcinogens formaldehyde and sodium cyanide (yum). A penetration enhancer that gets into the bloodstream through the skin. Often used in place of parabens after the backlash against them, and just as bad.

- Chemical: Tetrasodium EDTA
- Why's it bad?: Made from known carcinogens
- What's it in?: Popular soap brands, deodorants, shampoos

Propylene Glycol is used as anti-freeze and a de-icing fluid in airports mixed with warm water. It has been known to break down skin cells and cause irritation. Used in a number of personal products including shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants. Suspected toxin.

- Chemical: Propylene Glycol
- Why's it bad?: Irritant and Toxin
- What's it in?: Many products that promote themselves as natural


Olive Oil: Olive is an amazing and ancient natural oil that can do great things for your skin. It is a natural moisturizer that contains antioxidants that will not give you any rash or skin irritation that is common with many types of soaps. It is also an anti-inflammatory agent and natural exfoliant.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is high in Vitamin E and other anti-oxidants which moisturizes and protects the skin. It is a safe oil for your skin and can help prevent dryness and flakiness of skin. The vitamins in the oil can help delay wrinkles or sagging of the skin. It is also commonly used to treat many skin conditions such as dermatits and eczema.

Hemp Oil: Despite some connotations that are often associated with the plant, hemp and hemp seed oil are an amazing natural oil for the body. Hemp oil can promote smoother, thicker hair, stronger nails and softer skin. Additionally, the balance of essential fatty acids in hemp seed oil have benefits for nearly every body cell in helping your body to fight and ward off degenerative diseases including cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Organic Shea Butter: Shea butter is an extract from the nuts of the Shea tree. Shea butter protects the skin from the sun and dehydration. Shea butter is one of the best natural moisturizing and protecting product in the world. It protects the skin from UV sunlight, harsh climate, and pollution damages. Perfect for the outdoor man.