How Clean is Your Soap?

Clean Soap

Now wouldn’t you think that your soap would be clean? I mean that’s the whole purpose of soap right? Well, if you take a close look you might be surprised to find that your soap isn’t as clean as you might like.

Unfortunately, a lot of soap on the market contains ingredients like triclosan, parabens, sodium laureth sulfate (aka SLS) and others disguised on the label.

Problem Ingredients

Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Sodium laureth sulfate (aka SLS) is a known skin, eye and lung irritant. Not the kind of thing you want to put on your skin, breathe into your lungs or to get in your eyes!


“Triclosan, is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in consumer products, including toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys, and surgical cleaning treatments. Its efficacy as an antimicrobial agent, the risk of bacterial resistance and its possible role in disrupted hormonal development remain controversial.” – wikipedia


Parabens are used as antimicrobial preservatives and…

“…measurable concentrations of six different parabens have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumors (Darbre, 2004). The particular parabens were found in relative concentrations that closely parallel their use in the synthesis of cosmetic products (Rastogi, 1995).” – Breast Cancer Fund


When you consider that a high percentage of chemicals used on your skin enter your blood stream within 26 seconds it’s important to know what’s in your soap and select soaps that include natural ingredients like shea butter, aloe and jojoba oil.

Some times it’s more important to know what’s “not in your soap”!

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