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Herbal Soap—Trends, Benefits, and Preparation: A Review

Amrita Majumdar, Bhavay Thakkar, Shobhit Saxena, Pradeep Dwivedi, Vijaya Tripathi


Herbal soap is a natural alternative to conventional soap that is often made using botanical herbs and plant-based ingredients. The rising popularity of herbal soap can be attributed to its skin-friendly and environmentally conscious characteristics. By being devoid of harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances, these soaps are particularly well-suited for individuals with sensitive skin. Furthermore, their use of natural ingredients makes them an eco-friendly choice, appealing to those seeking a more sustainable and gentle option for personal care. Herbal soap is also eco-friendly. It is made using natural ingredients that are biodegradable and do not harm the environment. Herbal soap is cruelty-free, as it is crafted without the use of any animal products or by-products, making it a compassionate and ethical choice for conscientious consumers. The use of herbs in herbal soap provides various benefits, such as soothing and healing the skin, providing a natural fragrance, and reducing stress and anxiety through aromatherapy. The natural components found in herbal soap possess antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, which make them effective in addressing various skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis. Herbal soap comes in a variety of scents and formulations, making it easy to find one that suits your individual needs. Some of the most commonly used herbs in herbal soap include lavender, chamomile, peppermint, rosemary, lemongrass, tea tree, calendula, oatmeal, aloe vera, clove, neem, turmeric, sage, and comfrey. Every herb posses unique properties which is beneficial for the skin and overall health. With the growing concern over synthetic and chemical-laden products, herbal soap is gaining more popularity as a safe and eco-friendly option for personal care.


Herbal soap, Herbs, Skin health, Heavy metals.

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