Plant-based foamers vs. synthetic foaming agents

Plant-based foamers vs. synthetic foaming agents

If you’re still using commercial soaps with synthetic foaming agents it might really be time for a swap, and here's why:

While those soaps might give the impression of effective cleansing and give a soft touch while applying, they’re actually doing more harm than you might notice. Synthetic foaming agents, often referred to as surfactants, can be overly harsh on the skin for several reasons.

Skin Barrier

Synthetic foamers are effective at removing dirt and oil from the skin's surface. However, they also strip away the skin's natural oils (sebum) along with the dirt. Are you or your kids coping with skin irritations like redness, dry and tight skin? There is a great chance that the skin barrier is damaged and your skin’s health is on survival mode.

The skin's natural barrier consists of a delicate balance of oils, lipids, and moisture that help protect it from external irritants. Harsh surfactants like SLS and SLES disrupt this barrier by stripping away the protective oils, leaving the skin vulnerable to damage, irritation, and dehydration. 

Daily use of these synthetic foams repeatedly exposes your skin to these disrupting surfactants, never giving your skin the rest it needs and making it very difficult for the skin barrier to ever fully recover. Instead, your skin is stuck in a repeated cycle of irritation and dehydration. 

Want to repair your skin barrier and treat your itchy dry skin? Then it's really time to say goodbye to your commercial synthetic foaming agent and swap to a natural and organic alternative like Saucha's Organic Soap. Only then your skin will have the time to properly heal. 

Hormonal Balance

But there’s more to that. Several ingredients commonly found in synthetic commercial soaps, such as parabens, phthalates, triclosan, and certain fragrances, have been identified as “endocrine disruptors”.

The endocrine system regulates the hormone production, release, and transport in your body. Regular exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals like parabens, phthalates and triclosan is associated with disrupting your body's natural hormonal balance.

Hormone imbalances can manifest in various ways, including disrupted menstrual cycles, thyroid dysfunction, skin-health imbalances, and effects on general well-being.

So if you care about yourself a little, you want a soap that has none of these - or any other - disrupting chemicals listed on its ingredient list.

Organic plant-based alternatives

In contrast, natural and organic soaps utilize natural surfactants derived from plant-based sources, such as the premium organic coconut, castor and olive oil in Saucha’s soaps. This gentle foam derived out of those oils work in harmony with your skin’s natural oils and are suitable for the most sensitive skin types.

Our organic soap not only works in harmony with your skin’s natural oils, but also provides the skin with extra nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants like vitamin E, Omega-6 and monounsaturated fatty acids, which - among others - replenish the water level within the epidermis (the top layer of your skin) naturally.

Fun fact: did you know that plant-based glycerine (a byproduct of plant-based oils) attracts moisture from the surrounding air, keeping your skin naturally moisturized? You'll notice that after you've toweled up, your skin will remain to feel soft throughout the day.

Try to minimize the exposure to potential endocrine disruptors by opting for natural and organic soaps and skincare products. Whether it’s Saucha or another beautiful brand, allow yourself better.


When your washed off soap travels down the drain, it carries the soap's ingredients along with it. Those ingredients will make their way through the wastewater stream and end up in lakes, rivers, oceans and other bodies of water - the habitat of our fishy friends.

You can imagine that those toxins aren't fish its favorite meals. As waters become polluted, marine life will suffer and can eventually die. Already two-thirds of marine life is considered an endangered species because of polluted water.

Besides, when toxic water harms one organism, it can eventually destroy an entire food chain. Affecting human health as well. That's why it's so important to use soaps without toxins and synthetic ingredients like microbeads (polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polymethyl methacrylate, nylon), parabens, sodium laureth sulfate and sodium laury sulfate.

Most commercial soaps unfortunately don't pass this test and cause damage to our waters and marine life. Fortunately, all of Saucha's soaps are 100% natural, biodegradable, organic and shower-drain friendly! So you can breathe a sigh of relief when your soap disappears down the drain ;)


The extra and free advantage of using an Organic Castile Soap, in contrast to a synthetic soap, is that it's a very versatile product that can be used for a whole lot of purposes. To name a few, our soap can be used as:

1. Body wash

2. Face wash

3. Dish soap

4. All-purpose household cleaning (even to mop the floor and windows!)

5. Fruit and vegetable cleaner

6. Laundry detergent

Don't even think of grabbing a Nivea body wash to use as laundry detergent or to clean your apple (yak). Synthetic soaps can strip fabrics of their colors, weaken fibers, and leave behind residues that may irritate the skin or linger in your dishes.

On the other hand, Castile soap provides a safe and eco-friendly option that cleans effectively without harming your belongings or the environment. This versatility reduces the need for many different bottles of products, which may contain synthetic foaming agents. So it's a triple win.

In making the switch from commercial synthetic soaps to natural and organic alternatives like Saucha's Organic Soap, you're not only choosing for yourself by allowing your skin to heal and gifting yourself a healthier lifestyle - you're also choosing to take a significant step towards preserving our environment and ecosystem and protecting marine life. It's all about winning here.

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