What is Natural Soap? A Beginners Guide | Alepp Soap

What is Natural Soap? A Beginners Guide


As consumers become increasingly aware of the social and environmental impacts of their self-care practices, the demand for products that align with these values continues to grow. 

Skincare is one area that is currently undergoing a significant shift. Simple and sustainable alternatives are growing in popularity in a sea of synthetic ingredients and plastic pump packs. Natural skincare takes things back to basics, focusing on raw ingredients and good-for-you formulations that are gentle on the skin (and the planet).  

What is natural soap, and why include these humble bars in your daily rituals? 

So, what is Natural Soap?

Natural soaps are crafted from naturally derived ingredients such as plant oils, botanical extracts, and essential oils. Whilst many commercial soaps contain synthetic additives and chemicals, natural soaps are made from raw ingredients that nourish and protect delicate skin.

Our Aleppo soap for example only contains olive oil, laurel berry and water. Meaning it’s  biodegradable, vegan, free from palm oil, parabens, sulfates, and it’s cruelty free.

An example of natural soap

The Ingredients of Natural Soap

Most natural soaps are made from a blend of enriching oils, such as olive oil or coconut oil. These gentle ingredients have natural anti-bacterial properties, allowing them to deeply cleanse the skin without stripping away the natural oils that protect the skin barrier.

Botanical extracts such as laurel berry, chamomile, lavender, and calendula are then added to calm and soothe the skin, with pure essential oils providing natural fragrance and therapeutic properties. 

Unlocking the Benefits of Natural Soap

Put simply, natural soap is better for you. 

The nourishing oils and botanical extracts moisturize and hydrate the skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple and rejuvenated. Unlike commercial soaps, natural soap can help to preserve the skin’s natural protective barrier, preventing moisture loss and promoting overall skin health. 

Caring for Sensitive Skin with Natural Soap

Free from synthetic fragrances, preservatives, and harsh detergents, natural soaps are gentle and effective for sensitive skin types. Using minimal ingredients also reduces the risk of allergic reaction and irritation, particularly in the presence of chronic skin conditions such as eczema and acne. 

Environmental Impact of Natural Soap

Most natural soaps are made with biodegradable ingredients, allowing them to naturally decompose without harming our precious ecosystems or marine life. Opting for unwrapped soap bars further reduces plastic waste, making each lather a healthier and more sustainable choice for the planet. 

Trying Natural Soap

If you’re curious to try natural soap and experience the benefits and peace of mind that this kinder alternative provides, the best place to start is grab a bar from your local health or home goods store, or one of many online storefronts. We would love you to try our Aleppo soap, let us know what you think and join hundreds of others making the switch.