1. whats your feedback on Khadi Soaps

  2. I have used a few of them last year and didn't have any problems like dry or stretchy skin. In fact, I liked them and particularly liked their Chandan body wash in summers. Honestly, I don't remember the ingredient list so cannot comment on the presence of chemicals in it.

  3. So I recently checked the ingredient list on Khaadi soaps. They have mentioned only the key ingredients and I do not trust such products much.

  4. Hi,I stay in an apartment and like most of them, I get underground water which is hard. The water is hard to the extent that is leaves stains on the floor and the fittings. I discovered that using plain simple Besan( gram flour) with a little turmeric powder acts as a wonderful cleansing material. It leaves my skin soft and squeaky clean, as against soaps(any kind) which left a residue on the skin. A soap is a soap is a soap. It will have caustic ingredients. It may have a nice perfume, herbs, vitamins or whatever, but will not change the basic nature of the substance, that is soap. I also discovered that products like dove, shower gels, etc have a conditioner in them which makes the skin appear smoother but doesn't let it breathe at the same time. I have been told by a very experienced dermatologist that if you must use a soap, go for the basic one, without too many add ons, fragrances etc. The plain Vanilla Lux soaps are the safest bet. I follow a very simple and basic thumb rule in respect of cosmetics, soaps, etc - If it is safe enough to eat, go ahead and use it on your skin, but if it is not, then avoid.

    1. Dear Rachna, that's a great tip you have shared. I have lived in one such apartment in Delhi for a couple of weeks where the water was this hard. Besan and turmeric paste is knows for centuries and it does work wonders, which is why it gets passed on to every new generation but I didn't know it works well with hard water. So THANK YOU for that great tip! My great grandmother used only raw milk for bathing, her entire life and mom tells she had white baby soft skin till her death.

      The conditioner you are talking about is Dimethicone and ever since I came to know about it, I avoid products with Dimethicone but mainly hair products as it forms a coating and does not let the hair color get in properly. Some people are allergic to it in skin products but you know it is not that bad. In winters and humid season, you do need it. In winters, to seal in the moisture and in rains, to prevent your hair from drinking up moisture and being frizzy. Even mineral oil does the same work as dimethicone and it works great for curly hair. Because it is not absorbed into the skin, there isn't much harm from the contact as from forming a barrier like it may not work good for damaged hair.

      You have a very good approach and such thinking protects the environment too. Personally, I can't use plain soaps anymore, I get itching and they are not biodegradable too so the white thing that flows down to the drain is not good actually. But that safe enough to eat approach is followed by numerous people abroad. If only we become that conscious too.


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