Stirling Soap Company Liquid Body Soap, Arkadia
- Body Soap
- No detergents, sulfates
- Scented inspired by Terre d'Hermes
Description from the Vendor
What's the difference between body wash (or shower gel or any of the other names they use) and liquid body soap? I'm glad you asked. Body washes and shower gels aren't soap. They're a detergent-laden, sulfate-ridden, skin-stripping, dryness-inducing, itch-causing bottle of awfulness. The FDA won't let them use the word soap on the label because it isn't actually soap.
Liquid body soap is just that: soap. Just like our wonderful bath soap bars, they are made by mixing oils and fats with lye (potassium hydroxide in this case, which keeps it from hardening up like sodium hydroxide would cause). Potassium Cocoate? That's the byproduct of postassium hydroxide and coconut oil. Potassium Oleate? Byproduct of potassium hydroxide and the fatty acid oleic acid. Potassium Olivate is just the result of saponifying Olive oil. Citric acid acts as a chelating agent to help the soap lather better in hard water conditions, replacing the tetrasodium EDTA found in body washes and shower gels.
Just like our bath soap bars will leave your skin feeling better than a bath bar off the shelf at your local Buy More store, a liquid body soap will leave your skin in a better condition than a bottle of "body wash."
Scent Description: This scent has top notes of Orange and Grapefruit, middle notes of Black Pepper and Pelargonium (Geranium), and base notes of Patchouli, Cedar, Vetiver, and Vanilla. It's elegant, grassy, and amazingly provocative. Inspired by Terre d'Hermes.
Ingredients: Water, Potassium Cocoate, Potassium Oleate, Potassium Olivate, Parfum, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice
Bottle Size: 16 fl oz