Our natural soaps provide great benefits for your skin and body, while most commercial soaps contain skin irritants and other ingredients. You shouldn't need a chemistry degree to understand what's in your soap.
Why do most commercial soaps contain harmful chemicals? Most commercial soaps have the naturally occurring glycerin removed because it is highly profitable to sell or to use in other products. Therefore other chemical products are needed to create lather and preserve the product, which ends up harming your skin.
In most cases chemicals found in soaps that are harmful are used because they are cheap. Below are some common chemicals found in soaps today:
Sodium Lauryl & Laureth Sulfate - Linked to Cancer, skin irritation, Liver Toxin
Parabens - Linked to Cancer, Skin Irritant
Methylisothiazolinone - Really long word, Allergen, Neurotoxin
Tetrasodium EDTA - Penetration Enhancer, Made from known Carcinogens
Propylene Glycol - Skin Irritant, Endocrine Disruptor, Neurotoxin