Fig soap is a type of cleanser that uses fig as one of the key ingredients. Other ingredients often used in the soap include green tea, sea kelp, aloe vera, glycerin, botanical fragrances, and water. Fig is a fruit known for its pleasant aroma and moisturizing properties, which is why it is frequently used in various soaps, lotions, perfumes, and other cosmetic products. Often times, fig soap is made naturally and does not contain sulfates or other harsh cleansers.
Rich in vitamin A, the fig is a highly fragrant fruit used in numerous cleansers and bath products. Naturally hydrating and soothing, fig extract moisturizes dry, irritated skin and leaves behind a calming, sweet scent. It also tightens the skin and can ward off wrinkles and other signs of aging when used regularly.
Soaps that contain fig typically have a distinct aroma that many individuals find soothing and fresh. The aroma is often described as earthy, sweet, and delicate, as well. The scent is often paired with other sweet scents such as clove, brown sugar, cassis, fresh grass, and cherry. Cedar, musk, pine, bergamot, and jasmine fragrances are also commonly used in fig-scented soaps and bath products. Products that contain a substantial amount of fig extract usually smell more potently than products that only contain a small amount of fig.
This type of soap is often glycerin-based and includes ingredients such as aloe vera, vegetable oil, essential oils, and sodium palmate. Lotus seed extract, coconut oil, moss, green tea extract, and sodium chloride are also commonly used in fig soaps and cleansers. While fig is moisturizing on its own, other hydrating ingredients such as aloe vera extract and essential oils make the cleanser even more soothing to the skin. Exfoliating ingredients such as sea kelp are also commonly used in fig soap, especially if the soap is designed to cleanse as well as rid the body of dead skin cells.
Naturally-made fig soaps tend to be biodegradable and free of sulfates, parabens, and artificial colors. Often times, they also do not contain any animal ingredients, such as animal fats. Natural soaps and cleansers can be beneficial to those who suffer from skin allergies or sensitivities to artificial dyes or fragrances. The soothing properties of the fig fruit are also good for sensitive or dry skin in need of extra hydration. Many who choose to use fig soap will often also use other cosmetic products that contain fig, such as fig lotions and perfumes.