If you haven’t tried yet a natural soap bar, you may question on how different commercial soaps are from and natural soaps.
Here are the ingredients you will find in a commercial soaps bar:
Stearic acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, 2, 6-Di-t-butyl-p-cresol (BHT), Sodium stearate, Trisodium etidronate, Sodium chloride, Water, Sodium tallowate, Titanium dioxide, Sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate, Coconut fatty acids, Sodium cocoate, Sodium cocoyl isethionate, Cocoamidopropyl betaine, Sodium palm kernelate, Sodium alkylbenzenesulfonate
What are they?
Tetrasodium EDTA – “a chelating agent, used to sequester and decrease the reactivity of metal ions that may be present in a product” (Skin Deep)
6-Di-t-butyl-p-cresol (BHT) – “used as an antioxidant food additive (E number E321) as well as an antioxidant additive in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, jet fuels, rubber,petroleum products, electrical transformer oil, and embalming fluid” (Wikipedia). Skin Deep lists this ingredient as having allergies & immunotoxicity concerns.
Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate – Frequently used in laundry detergent. A cleansing agent and emulsifier.
Cocoamidopropyl betaine – used in “cosmetics as an emulsifying agent and thickener, and to reduce irritation purely ionic surfactants would cause.” (Wikipedia) Skin Deep lists this ingredient as having allergies & immunotoxicity concerns.
Sodium alkylbenzene sulfonate – primarily used in laundry detergent
Obviously some of these ingredients are not necessary for nurturing our skin. And we won’t treat our skin with laundry ingredients.
What are in our soaps?
At Sarie Soap, we handcraft all of our soaps. We use fruit and nut oils such as pure olive, palm, avocado, sunflower and coconut oils; to name a few.
We care for your the sensitive skin by providing the super moisturizing soap bars based we could.
We use herbs and natural essential oils for functioning soaps in our store and for the results we expect for our customers.
We use highest quality of ingredients in our soap, while being generous in adding additives for an efficient recipe not just for an ingredient being listed.