Looking for a pure soap? We use Organic Coconut Oil, no other oils added!. It makes an extremely hard soap with a rich lather.
As with any new product always test for a potential allergic reaction.
NONE of our soaps contain Sorbitol or Sorbitan Oleate
Sorbitol is also frequently used in gel products, because of its ability to retain moisture in otherwise drying, transparent gels. Sorbitol is used as an ingredient in soaps (especially glycerin soaps, because sorbitol is sometimes considered a less expensive alternative to glycerin).
The Cosmetics Database considers Sorbitan Oleate a low hazard ingredient, although it does note it as a potential carcinogen because studies have shown cell mutation. The EWG has lesser concerns regarding organ system toxicity and irritation, due to animal studies that showed liver effects at high doses and skin irritation at moderate doses. All Sorbitan esters, including Sorbitan Oleate, are considered generally mild skin irritants but nonsensitizers.
Today, very large soap companies use recycled oils from restaurants and fast food chains because it is cost effective. Also, they remove the glycerin from the soap and sell it as a by-product to tobacco companies and cosmetic companies.
Bottom line: If the “soap” remained intact we would be using less body lotions! So if you are using a mass produced “product,” you are using a detergent – not soap. Hence, this may be the reason for so many skin disorders. So why use a product that may cause a dermatology problem later in life? Perhaps out of habit or not knowing the right ingredients to use!!
Years of your skin ingesting soaps and lotions could be the cause of many of the skin disorders in this country.
The fat that was used to make soap many years ago was animal fat. Today education of and the availability of many oils heal the skin, the largest organ of your body. Using natural and organic products is as important as eating pure foods for strength, vitality, vitamins and minerals.
Beware of soaps that are “melt and pour.” They look very much the same but do not have the healing properties or texture, and they melt faster than true hand made soaps. Always ask the soap maker if in fact the soap is truly hand made or a “melt and pour.” Many people melting this product sound quite proud of the fact they make soap without sodium hydroxide. In fact, they are only melting a mass produced soap that was originally made with sodium hydroxide.
Hand made soaps make wonderful gifts for that special person who you don’t know what to give but want to give the very best!!
Excerpts taken from Healthy Beginnings Magazine from article submitted by Camilla Olsen.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Found a couple companies who use Sodium Coco-Sulfate (aka Sodium lauryl sulfate) in their soaps. All the research I've done says to: Avoid
Sodium Coco-Sulfate is basically the same thing as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. This means it's a harsh cleanser. Both Sodium Coco-Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate are made from coconuts, and go through nearly the same process. It's just that Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a more purified version of Sodium Coco-Sulfate. This basically means Sodium Coco-Sulfate doesn't foam as well as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, and the quality of Sodium Coco-Sulfate may vary a bit more, and isn't quite as strong as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our mission is to use Quality Ingredients for a Quality Product™!