Buxton Waters Soap - Inspiration and Health Benefits
By Michael Holloway BSc, MSc - 27.08.22
Buxton Mineral Water & Skin Health
Our Buxton Waters soap bar is one of our most popular soap bars. It was inspired by the fantastic Derbyshire, limestone filtered spring water. Indeed, we add Buxton Waters spring water to our soap as it contains lots of minerals that are beneficial to healthy skin.
Percutaneous absorption is the absorption of chemicals from the outer epidermis to the inner skin layer and circulation. Also called dermal absorption, this relies primarily on a number of variables. These are concentration, duration, condition of skin, location, type of molecule and solubility.
As you can see from the skin absorption order below, most of the surfaces of the body will transport molecules. Thus whatever we put onto our skin confers a good chance of being transported to the circulation. So guess what happens when we put a petrochemical based soap onto it. Not so good!
INFO: Human Skin Absorption Order (external)
Scrotum > Armpit > Forehead > Scalp > Abdomen > Palm > Foot
Calcium is used by the body in many different ways. Calcium is important for healthy hair, skin, bones and nails. It also plays a key role in neuronal communication, heart muscle contraction and blood clotting.
Magnesium is used by the body in roughly 300 chemical processes. It also plays an important role in heart function, cell communication, supports the immune response, regulation of blood sugar and blood pressure.
Potassium is also vital for a range of significant bodily functions. This element is crucial for healthy heart function, fluid balance, healthy nerve function, cell to cell communication and normal cell waste extraction and food regulation.
The human body requires a small amount of sodium to conduct cell communication, contract and relax muscles, and maintain a healthy balance of water and other minerals. It is estimated that we need only about 500 mg of sodium daily however for such activities.
The body uses bicarbonate as part of the blood buffering system. Bicarbonate is a chemical base and is used by the body to help maintain a normal acid-base (pH) balance. This balance prevents your body from undergoing dangerous changes in pH caused by metabolism and respiration.
Chloride helps regulate the quantity of fluid and the variety of nutrients entering and leaving cells. It helps maintain proper pH levels, stimulates the stomach activity needed for digestion, promotes the action of neurons and muscle cells, and facilitates the flow of carbon dioxide and oxygen inside cells.
Sulphates are used by the body as macronutrients. Sulphate is required for cell matrix synthesis and for the maintenance of healthy cell membranes. Low concentrations of Sulphates also contribute to numerous processes in mammalian physiology, particularly during development.
Low levels of Nitrates perform important functions in various bodily activities. These normal activities include reducing blood pressure, inhibiting platelet aggregation, and they help to protect vessels with functions similar to that of Nitric Oxide.