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Soap lyes: Don't be fooled!

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Do you know what it feels like to wash with real soap?

If you're lucky, then you bathed with lye soap at least once in your life. Maybe one of your older relatives made it, or some of your homesteading friends. Nevertheless, if you experienced this rustic cleaning ritual, then you can attest to the squeaky clean, skin-smoothing feeling this natural soap left on your skin.

The great un-soaping of society

Like that cream-colored brick of great grandma's homemade soap that washed off layers of dirt accumulated from playing outside in the country, real soap still exists today, though you have to make an effort to find it.
This is because it's an open secret in the soap industry that most bars called "soap" are really detergents. If you have any doubts, then check out what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has to say on the subject.
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Think about that for a minute.

There is a high and almost certain probability that you're washing your body (and your yoni) with a substance made using the same process as the chemicals you use to wash your clothes, dishes, and car.

Quick history lesson

Saponification is the process of making soap, and ever since ancient times, this was accomplished using the same basic recipe, which consists of fat (or oil) and lye. During World War I, natural fats and oils were in short supply. So, chemists had to devise a way to mimic these raw materials.
To supply the populace and soldiers with a way to stay clean, chemists came up with a process to synthesize other materials to produce a surfactant that can clean human skin.
Unfortunately, this process could only produce detergents, not true soaps, because the very definition of a detergent is that it is composed of synthetic materials.
Due to the ability to mass produce these detergents at a low cost, this chemical process dominates "soap" making today. If you're interested in learning more, check out this timeline that shows the history of soap.

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Soap vs. detergent

The regulatory definition of soap is that it must be comprised of natural ingredients and cannot claim to do anything else except clean your body.

On the other hand, detergents can contain a host of chemicals that claim to do everything from deodorizing, making you smell nice, bleaching your complexion, to preventing and healing diseases. Some of these are even classified as cosmetics or drugs.

For additional details, click here to learn about the differences between soap and detergent, or see the image below.

    OK, I know what you’re thinking ...

    What’s so bad about using detergents to clean my skin? I've been using bar "soaps" for years and they seem to work just fine. They lather into nice foam and come in cool soap dispensers that match the decor in my bathroom. What gives? Well, keep reading because we're not through yet!
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    Smells nice, but think twice

    Check this out: The average scented cleansing product contains upwards of 13 different chemicals that can harm your body in multiple ways.

    It gets worse: Fragrances can be highly toxic. Many contain phthalates that help the scents last longer. Health risks of exposure to toxic fragrances include cancer, reproductive problems, developmental issues, endocrine disruption, birth defects, and respiratory problems.

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    Match to scratch, or worse!

    Dyes and coloring agents used in hygiene products contain irritants, allergens, and toxins that can make you itch! But that's only part of the story.

    While those artificial colors look attractive and match your decor, some of them are dangerous, containing substances like lead acetate, which is toxic to the nervous system. 

    To identify artificial dyes and colors, look for the following words on labels:

    • Colorant
    • Blue lake (or any of the "lakes")
    • Yellow number 1
    • D&C
    • FD&C
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      All that glitters is not soap.

      I know the feeling, that blinged-out soap is eye catching and kind of pretty. Although colorful soaps with glitter might add some glamour to your countertop, it might be best to buy a glittery soap dish instead. Let me explain.

      Soap glitter is tricky in that each type and color has its own unique properties, requiring its own Safety Data Sheet. With so many different things to consider, how can you be sure the manufacturer of your blingy bar adhered to all the safety precautions?

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      You really want to stay away from these!

      In addition to added fragrances, colors, and dyes, avoid using cleaning bars that contain the following harmful chemicals:
      • Cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB)
      • Fragrances
      • Methylisothiazolinone (MIT)
      • Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI)
      • Parabens
      • Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
      • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
      • Triclosan

      Doves

      Let's talk about that popular brand on store shelves.

      First, our soap is all natural. It does not contain chemicals, dyes, perfumes, colors, or fragrances. It is made using the basic soap recipe, with plant-based oils to make washing as luxurious and pleasurable an experience as possible. 

      However, we know that many women are not aware of the difference between soap and syndet bars. Therefore, when we ask customers what they currently use, their response is almost always Dove.

      This is not a surprise because out of all faux soaps on the market, Dove is said to be the gentlest and most moisturizing.

      So, let's take a closer look. Compared to the small number of ingredients in our natural soap, the ingredients in a Dove cleansing bar are extensive! But wait, there's more! None of these ingredients are natural. Nevertheless, many women think this is their best and only option. 

      The good news is that this doesn’t have to be you!

      So, here’s the magic, our all-natural yoni soap is a true soap. Its active ingredients are great for washing sensitive areas while killing bacteria and pathogens. It's a round bar soap that fits neatly in your hand. You can use it in the bath or shower and we also offer a special soap dish for storage. 

      Our specially sourced coconut oil, olive oil, Vitamin E oil, and rose fruit oil offer women a natural, safe option for yoni hygiene. It's also our most popular item! So, take the next step, for yourself, your health, and your yoni! Try our yoni soap today!

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