you know what you’re buying?
Do you know what’s
really in the commercial bar “soap” that you have been using? Take
a glance at the ingredients and you will find that it contains lots of things
you can’t pronounce. These mysterious ingredients include things such as
animal fats, detergents, petrochemicals, alcohol, and preservatives.
Most of what we consider to
be soap isn’t actually soap at all. Real soap is a simple cleaning agent
that is made in a single-step process.
Production creates no by-product waste and the use of real soap results
in little environmental impact due to its biodegradable nature.
Commercial bars are
actually synthetic detergents. The
synthetic manufacturing of most detergents generate unwanted waste. Additionally, commercial bars do
not biodegrade as quickly as real soap. Detergents are usually more aggressive
cleaners than real soap. Ideally they are best used for house-hold and
industrial cleaning applications. However, their use has become commonplace in many
personal care products such as body wash, ‘liquid soap” and
commercial bars. In fact most
commercial bars aren’t even called soap. They are labeled as detergent
bars, beauty bars, or cleansing bars.
In addition to containing
harsh ingredients, it is a common practice in the production of commercial bars
for the manufacture to remove the naturally occurring glycerin. In fact, glycerin is such an excellent
moisturizer that they will often use it in other products or sell it to
The following popular
beauty bar is the “#1 dermatologist recommended cleanser” for
sensitive skin, claiming to contain “¼ moisturizing lotion.” It’s labeled as hypo-allergenic,
fragrance-free, and for sensitive skin.
Oddly enough, this fragrance free soap still contains three essential
oils, not quite what you’d expect when seeking an unscented product!
For your convenience, we
have listed the common names of ingredients in parentheses.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (synthetic detergent), Stearic Acid (fatty
acid), Coconut Acid, Sodium Tallowate (animal fat), Water, Sodium Isethionate (synthetic
detergent), Sodium Stearate (detergent), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (synthetic
detergent), Sodium Cocoate (coconut oil) or
Sodium Palm Kernelate (palm kernel oil), Sodium
Chloride (salt), Sweet Almond Oil,
Rosewood Oil (essential oil), Cedarwood Oil (essential
oil), Rose Oil (essential oil), Tetrasodium EDTA (water
softener), Trisodium Etidronate
(preservative), Titanium Dioxide.
Rochelle Rose handmade
soaps are REAL SOAP!!!
Not only do our soaps
contain all of the natural glycerin, but we add lots of other wholesome
ingredients that impart their own unique properties to the skin. The final result is a luxurious
In comparison to your
commercial bar, here are the ingredients in some of our soaps:
Rochelle Rose - Pure Olive & Shea Butter Soap:
Saponified olive oil, coconut oil, palm kernel oil
and shea butter.
Rochelle Rose - Oatmeal & Honey
Saponified soybean oil, canola oil, coconut oil, palm
oil, beeswax, castor oil, oatmeal, honey, fragrance.
We at Rochelle Rose
encourage you to take a look at the ingredients on your current commercial bar/body
wash and compare them to the ingredients that we use in Rochelle Rose handmade
is clear! What do you want to use
on your skin?