Soybean is a plant that is found annually in climates with hot summers and is used primarily for vegetable oil and animal feed. It’s natural origin is believed to be China, but soybeans are now grown worldwide by soybean farmers and researchers. Through the years, many new uses have been discovered, including handmade soap, hair care products, candles, cleaning products and even furniture. Just as soybeans are plentiful, so are it’s uses. Researchers continue to strive to find new ways to incorporate soybeans into everyday products. The most recent uses discovered include adhesives, ink, plastics, etc.
Soybean products, including their use in handmade soap, are gaining in popularity worldwide. Researchers believe that the rise in popularity is due to the many benefits believed to originate from soy. In fact, soybeans and soy foods are believed to be healthy because they are high in protein. In addition, researchers have found that food containing soy protein may reduce the likelihood of developing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc.
While perhaps every benefit of soybeans may remain unknown to this day, enough promising traits are being recognized to substantiate the addition of soybeans into many products. Handmade soap is among the products that now feature soybeans. Individuals with sensitive skin would especially benefit from the presence of soy in their handmade soap. Soybeans are non-allergenic and may replace other ingredients that could cause problematic occurrences in some soaps. If you have ever used a soap that is too harsh and leaves your skin feeling dry and itchy or uncomfortable, you may be having a slight reaction. Handmade soap featuring soy, however, will eliminate that problem. Leaving the skin feeling soft, smelling fresh and appearing silky are among the many benefits of handmade soap.
Soybeans are grown on farms and in various controlled environments before being sold to manufacturers or exported throughout the world. The next time you visit the store, take a look at the ingredients on the back of vegetable oil, shampoo or cleaning products and see if you don’t notice soy being an ingredient on at least one of these products. Look especially for products that are natural or feature natural ingredients. And, the next time you are at a craft fair or happen to find someone who offers handmade soap, ask if they offer soybean soap and inquire about the benefits. The same is true if you enjoy browsing the internet and shopping with the talented handmade soap creators. You may be surprised at just how many products you will find.
The article on soybeans and handmade soap is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be used as, or in place of, professional medical advice. Before beginning a diet program or attempting to ward off certain illnesses, a licensed medical doctor should be consulted in order to determine the best plan of action for your personal needs.
Jeffrey Dorrian is the soap guy. Really, that is his website http://www.thesoapguy.com He has been making premium olive oil soap for the past five years.
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