Are You Bathing with Real Soap?
Most people would be really surprised to find out that they are not using real soap every day. Instead, they are probably using a synthetic detergent cosmetic that is allowed to use the word ‘soap’. Here is what the US Food & Drug Administration says about this:
“Today there are very few true soaps on the market. Most body cleansers, both liquid and solid, are actually synthetic detergent products. Detergent cleaners are popular because they make suds easily in water and don’t form gummy deposits. Some of these detergent products are actually marked as ‘soap’ but are not true soap according to regulatory definition of the word.”
“If the product contains synthetic detergents, it’s a cosmetic, not a soap … Neither the product nor its ingredients need approval by FDA, except for any color additives it contains.”
“… if the product is intended to treat or prevent disease, such as by killing germs, … it’s a drug. “
My soap is real soap. It is made from oils, fats, and lye which result in the product’s cleaning action; the way soap is supposed to function.
I like to use soap when I shower, not a cosmetic. If you have never tried real soap, then you need to! The difference is remarkable.