6 Surprising Reasons to Switch to Natural Skincare
by Mumu Bath
What is Natural Skincare?
Natural skincare is trending right now, but what does that really mean? There seem to be different levels of “clean” products for everyone, but the majority of companies agree that natural products are paraben free, sulfate free, petroleum free, artificial fragrance free, and free of toxic chemicals. Each company has their own definition of “clean,” so be sure to do your research to find what products will work best for you.
Founded on "Clean for Everyone"
Mumu Bath was founded from a mission to create products that were safe enough for our babies with eczema to use. When I scanned the aisles of many stores and read the ingredients on baby skincare and adult skincare products alike, I was shocked to find that the products they were selling contained many synthetic ingredients that can be harmful or even toxic with long-term use. It was so upsetting, especially for the baby products! So, Mumu Bath began formulating products that are healthy and safe for everyone to use. Being a parent is hard enough without having to worry about the safety of your child's soap or lotion.
When you switch to natural skincare, you aren’t just taking care of your skin! There are several additional benefits of going natural:
6 Surprising Reasons to Switch to Natural Skincare
Better for the environment
Natural skincare is better for the environment. Instead of using harsh, toxic chemicals, these products are made from ingredients found in nature. For example, instead of using artificial fragrance, you can use pure, natural scents like rose, lavender, or eucalyptus. The ingredients that go down the drain won’t harm plants, animals, or the environment. Most clean skincare companies strive to create zero or minimal waste by using refillable containers, recyclable or compostable materials, and sustainable sources.
Did you know that essential oils are derived from plants as highly concentrated botanic oils? These all-natural oils can be used in skincare and aromatherapy. Many candles spread toxins and artificial fragrances all around your home, which could cause headaches or other health complications over time. However, when you use natural aromatherapy, you can freshen up your home and allow your body to relax (or energize, depending on the scent) without inhaling synthetic ingredients. There are so many health benefits when using essential oils which is why we add them to many of our products at Mumu Bath.
Your kids can use them too!
A primary reason for founding Mumu Bath was to have safe, natural products for our children. Even major companies that promote kid-friendly products actually contain toxic ingredients that can exacerbate skin issues. I was on a mission to soothe my baby’s eczema, not make it worse, and I wanted others to feel safe with skincare products as well. This is why all Mumu Bath items are completely natural and free of any harsh chemicals. Now you can rest easy knowing that when it comes to skincare, Mumu Bath has got your back!
Support local and women-owned businesses
Large companies are often profit-driven, even if that means they must compromise the quality of their products. By switching to natural skincare, you can support small and/or women-owned businesses in your local community. By supporting these businesses, you are ensuring that your money goes to a great cause—you support your neighbors and help bring natural and safe skincare for everyone.
Support your immune system
Did you know that your skin needs to be taken care of just like your body? Think about this, when you eat healthy foods containing Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, and several others, you are boosting your immune system and keeping your body in top shape. The same thing happens when you use natural skincare. You are giving your skin the vitamins it needs to be healthy and glowing.
Improve overall health
Your skin is your body’s largest organ! Whatever you choose to put on it is absorbed into your skin and spreads throughout your body within minutes. This is why we need to really take a step back, and look over the ingredients in our skincare products. A recent study from The University of Cambridge stated that harsh chemicals found in our cosmetics and skincare products can actually “increase cancer risk because of their ability to break down the repair mechanisms that prevent faults in our genes” (Science Daily).
Mumu Bath soaps include citrus (vitamin C), paprika, aloe vera, vitamin E oil, and more! These naturally-healing ingredients absorb into your skin instead of synthetic ingredients that won’t boost your immune system.
Ready to Make the Switch?
Ready to make the switch to natural skincare? Try some of our all-natural and safe skincare items. They are safe for people and animals of all ages. Be sure to browse our products at www.MumuBath.com to find the best products for your skin type.
(Pssst—Some products change seasonally if you’re looking for something new!! Check out our market schedule on Instagram @mumubathshop.)