Thursday, 8 April 2010

Animal fat in your soap ? no thanks!

Next time you are in a supermarket or chemist - stop and read the ingredient label on a popular brand of baby soap you may well come across "sodium tallowate" - and what is this ?

Well, it is a basic ingredient of soap making involving sodium hydroxide (an essential chemical to make soap) and animal fat (tallow).

Ugh - no thanks - all the Scottish handmade soaps I sell on are made with vegetable oils and have lovely Scottish ingredients such as heather (pictured below), whisky, oatmeal, gorse and seaweed - check out the ingredients on this page.

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