Whats in Your Soap?

Have you ever looked at the list of ingredients on the back of you soap? They are usually listed in order of percentage, high/low. You might be shocked to find some of these ingredients in your brand soap:

Pentasodium pentetate – An inorganic salt used as a water softener, emulsifier and dispersing ingredient in cosmetic cleansing creams, lotions and soaps. Can be an eye irritant.

Tetrasodium EDTA – Synthetic preservative – can be irritating to the eyes/mucous membranes.

Sodium cocoyl isethionate – synthetic detergent. Technically, an anionic surfactant, meaning it reduces surface tension, making water ‘wetter’.

Sodium isethionate – synthetic detergent. Technically, a moisture absorber, surfactant and anti-static agent.

Trisodium etidronate – A preservative. Possible irritant.

BHT – (butylhydroxytoluene) Synthetic antioxidant to keep oils in formula from going rancid. When ingested, implicated in tumor formation and liver enlargement in rodent tests. Sometimes used as a food preservative.

While these compounds will clean your skin, they also remove the natural oils, irritate and dry the skin.

Our soaps are created from scratch using the “cold/hot” process method, and contains only the 3 basic ingredients needed to make soap; natural oils and butters, liquid (water, milk, vegetable juice) and lye, and none of the synthetic items listed above.


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