Soap is Soap, Right?
Well, perhaps it's not exactly that simple. "Today there are very few true soaps on the market. Most body cleansers, both liquid and solid, are actually synthetic detergent products...Some of these detergent products are actually marketed as "soap" but are not true soap according to the regulatory definition of the word." From the FDA website on Product Ingredients & Soap.
After that, it gets very confusing as to how the FDA actually regulates "soap" and the bottom line is buyer beware. The FDA does regulate true soap and its ingredients. However, if manufactures claim their product is cosmetic and not intended as a "soap", then there are no FDA restrictions on the ingredients other than dyes. That's right, the FDA leaves it up to the manufacturer to determine what is safe and should be used in there products saying, "Neither the product nor its ingredients need approval by FDA, except for any color additives it contains. It is your responsibility to make sure your product is safe for consumers when it is used as intended, and to make sure it is properly labeled." Worse yet, these cosmetic cleansers can still be labeled as "soap" according to the FDA.
You'll be happy to know our soaps are true "soap" in every since of the word. We abide by the guidelines of the FDA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. We go above and beyond not only on product quality but also and product labeling. We want our customers to feel good about the safety of our products. If you ever have any questions or concerns about our products, please contact me personally. I'll be happy to help.
Wishing you Peace & Health,
Luzette Kincaid Musen