Hey everyone. I just want to give a brief description of some of the ingredients to avoid in soaps that have been popping up all over the internet. I make all my products from scratch and they are all sulfate, paraben and detergent free.
A lot of people are on the melt and pour wagon right now thinking they are going to make a killing selling soap that all they have to do is put it in the microwave melt it add color and fragrance and sell it as handmade soap.
These are not true soaps and are considered a cosmetic and per FDA laws and regulation may not even contain the word soap on the label as it is not a true soap.
So for those who want to be safe and have natural true soap do not buy products with the following ingredients.
1) Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Found in most glycerin based soaps)
Most of the soap products on the market today contain an ingredient known as SLS. That's an acronym for Sodium Laureth Sulfate which is a harsh synthetic detergent and foaming agent that corrodes in order to clean. ... And secondly, there are still many cases of laureth sulfates being linked to skin irritation and eczema.
2) Sodium lauryl sulfate (Found in most glycerin based soaps)
Is a good cleaning product, but is a skin irritant. It can cause damage to the outer layer of skin by disrupting the function of skin proteins and causing itchy, cracked, and dry skin.
My Goats milk soap ingredients:
Lard, Olive oil, Coconut oil, Castor oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Water, goats milk, beer, honey, Sodium hydroxide, Kaolin Clay, Tussah Silk, oatmeal, Fragrance/Essential oils, mica (skin safe colorant)