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Thursday, 17 May 2012

SLS Myth vs Reality

David Suzuki and other Natural Heath advocates perpetuates SLS rumours by posting studies which back up their claims that SOAP is BAD (because basically SLS is coconut oil soap made into a detergent by additional hydrogenation and sulfonation processes). Oh, and don't put soap in your eyes, that is harmful and duh it hurts!

SLS is NOT a byproduct of the petroleum industry.

These studies are misleading and often leads to claims that introduced the Urban Legend that SLS causes CANCER!
Here is a link to that explains some of the bad PR you might have come across regarding SLS...
Urban Legends SLS

That's it basically. Coconut oil will make a soap that makes A LOT of BUBBLES. That's why I add it to most of my soap formulations. We are disappointed as consumers in a soap product that doesn't have many bubbles. The price of more bubbles is a harsher soap. It is an awesome cleaner but it has a drying effect on the skin. This is one reason I add extra oils to 'superfat' my soap. The moisturising extra oils protect the skin. My handmade soap has a lower shelf life as a result and should be stored in a very cold place or used within one year
Here is a good read if you want to know more about the chemistry of SLS and SLES...

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