Saturday, January 16, 2010

Soap ingredients

Have you read the ingredients of your soap lately? We read soap labels, a lot of soap labels. It's just one of the things we do. We want to know what other soap makers put in their soap. We were at our local drug store recently, and of course we had to read all of the soap labels. What we discovered was not so surprising, but still a bit of a shock. We read fifteen labels of soap manufactured by the big soap companies. Fourteen out of the fifteen manufacturers use sodium tallowate. What is sodium tallowate you ask? Sodium tallowate – is the result of combing sodium hydroxide with beef tallow. What this means is, when you use a soap with sodium tallowate it contains beef fat. Our soaps do not contain sodium tallowate. A lot of people buy soap in bulk at a cheap price, they usually buy it at the grocery store or drug store. The big soap manufacturers are not using quality ingredients in their soaps. They use the cheapest ingredients they can find. They take the glycerine out, ( which is very good for your skin) and sell it for other purposes. Our soaps have a high glycerine count, they are very moisturizing. Glycerine – is a naturally occurring sweet liquid in the soap making process. Glycerine is a humectant. It is a great moisturizer. You may think you are getting a good deal on soap when you buy it in bulk at a cheap price. But you are basically washing in beef fat, with lots of chemicals and inexpensive ingredients. Not only that but the soap manufactured by the big companies are not gentle on the skin. We use only quality ingredients in our soaps, and no chemicals and they are very gentle on the skin. Be good to yourself and the planet use natural soaps.

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