Whats in Your Soap?

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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