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Friday, February 1, 2013

Soap, Why Do the Ingredients Matter?

Miracle II Regular Soap
Soap.  You need it daily, no question about that, but why does it matter what kind you use?  Well, like many other things, it has become a questionable danger to use a soap that has toxic ingredients in it.

Here is a list of 7 toxic ingredients to avoid in soaps, from this article posted by Dr. Mercola.
  1. Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate (SLS/SLES)
  2. Dioxane
  3. Parabens
  4. Propylene glycol 
  5. Diethanolamine or DEA 
  6. Fragrance
  7. Triclosan     

For the last 9 years, I have used a "natural" soap.  It is called Miracle II soap.  There are many claims on this soap that I can not totally testify to, but I do know that it is wonderful to clean with.  It is naturally alkaline in its nature and because of that it kills germs without harsh chemicals.  Plus, it is an awesome de-greaser.  I use it to clean household areas along with Charlie's All Purpose Soap.  I give my kids a bubble bath in it and love that it is safe for them.  We use Miracle II for dishes, hands, baths, and even washing produce and our personal chicken eggs.

Here is a place I have been buying my gallon jugs of soap for years.  (I do buy the neutralizer too and mix some in with my soap at the kitchen sink since I use it so heavily there.)

Miracle II Soap Ingredients are:
1. Oxygenated Water
2. Ash of Dedecyl Solution (Ash of Dedecyl Solution is a coconut oil fatty acid used to keep products from separating which is approved by the FDA for use in foods, soaps and cosmetics)
3. Calcium
4. Potassium
5. Magnesium
6. Dehydrabiethylamine (an emulsifier derived from coconuts)


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