Mar 18, 2008

FAQ 3: Lye in soap

“Well, my soap doesn’t have lye in it.”

Neither does ours. The lye ceased to exist when it mixed with the oil and became soap in a process called ‘saponification’. And if you’re talking about glycerin soap, glycerin is a product removed from regular soap, similar to the way cream is removed from whole milk. It also bears noting that 'bath bars' and 'beauty bars' are not labelled 'soap' because they aren't really soap -- they're often petroleum-based detergents, just like you use in the dishwasher.

And here's a question for you, when Ivory says its 99% pure, why don't they ever say pure what?

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