Chemicals in Leading Brands...

Are they dangerous to you and your family?

The commercial soap chemicals below are listed by “ACIDS”, “SODIUMS”, “ARTIFICIAL COLORING” and “OTHER CHEMICALS.” Be prepared for a shocking surprise as to what you and your family are now subjecting yourselves to. Take a look at just a few of the chemicals and then make the determination if you want these chemicals going into your and your family’s skin and bloodstream.

After you’ve finished checking out the chemicals commonly found in commercial soaps, visit our “Ingredients” page and compare the all natural ingredients in our sheep milk soaps.  Once you know the truth, the choice is yours.

The following information obtained from RTECS, a United States trademark owned and licensed under authority of the U.S. Government, by and through MDL Information Systems, Inc. and other reliable sources.

  • Acids
  • Sodiums
  • Artificial Coloring
  • Other Chemicals
  • Other Chemicals (cont.)
Steraric Acid

Made from fat from euthanized dogs and cats as well as fat from cows, sheep and the stomach of pigs. Can be harsh and irritating to the skin. Suspected environmental toxin.

Hydrogenated Tallow Acid

Suspected to be an environmental toxin.

Cocosnucifera Acid
Coconut Acid
Citric Acid
Etidronic Acid
Lauric Acid
Linoleic Acid
Palm Acid

Sodium Laurel Sulfate

Used in concrete floor cleaners, engine degreasers and car wash detergents.

Sodium C-14-C-16 Olefin

Used in the manufacturing of detergents and paper pulping. One of the most damaging salts. In pores of stones it can achieve such high levels of pressure that it causes the stones to crack. Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful to health.

Sodium Tallowate

Made from rendered beef fat. Believed to cause eczema and blackheads. Also used in making crayons, wax paper, paint and lubricants. Suspected to be an environmental toxin.

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Sodium Laurate
Sodium Palm Kernelate
Sodium Palmate
Sodium Chloride
Sodium Isethionate
Sodium Sulfate
Sodium Cocoglyceryl Ethyl
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Isethionate
Sodium Silicate

Blue 1

Previously banned in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Also has the capacity for inducing allergic reaction in individuals with pre-existing moderate asthma.

D&C Green #8

Government mandated Material Safety Data Sheet states, “Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before re-use. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhallation.”

Chromium Hydroxide Green

Not assessed for safety in cosmetics. Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful to humans as well as an environmental toxin.

FD&C Yellow #5

Made from coal tar. A known allergen that influences asthmatics, anxiety, depression, itching and migranes.

FD&C Green #3

Tumorigenic effects.

Green #5

Made from petroleum and coal tar.

Orange #4

Moderate to high toxicity concern in humans.

Red 30

Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful including a strong evidence of human neurotoxicity. Also considered an environmental toxin.

Red 33
Red 40

A known allergen that influences ADHD.

Color Pigments:
FD&C Red #4
Green #3
Red 4

Propylene Glycol

Used to make industrial anti-freeze, brake and hydraulic fluid. Known cause of kidney damage and liver abnormalities. Acts as a carrier to carry other chemicals into the body’s bloodstream.


Has been shown to accumulate in cancerous breast tumors. Acts like estrogen, disrupting hormonal balance.


Potentially contaminated with impurities linked to cancer and other significant health problems including being a potential breast carcinogen.

Tetrasodium EDTA

A preservative made from formaldehyde and sodium cyanide, both known carcinogens. Breaks down skin’s protective barrier, allowing carcinogens to go directly into the bloodstream.

Potassium Chloride

Used by State of Texas in fatal injections for death row inmates.


Banned in European cosmetics. Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful to health with moderate to high toxicity concern in humans. Also suspected to be a persistent or bio-accumulative environmental toxin.


Known human immune system toxicant and there is strong evidence of human skin toxicant.


Man made alcohol compound used in manufacturing of brake and transmission fluid as well as commercial lubricants.
NOTE: This is not the natural glycerin used in our sheep milk soaps.

Mineral Oil

In soaps, strong evidence of being a human immune and respiratory toxicant with possible cancer implications.


Restricted in cosmetic use. Not safe for use on injured or damaged skin.


Skin or Sense Organ Toxicity hazards suspected.


Violation of industy recommendations. Restricted in cosmetics. Not safe for use on injured or damaged skin.


Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful to one’s health.

Butylene Glycol:

Strong evidence of being an irritant to human skin. Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract: The use of this product has recommended restrictions.

Cocamidopropyl Bentaine

Known human immune system toxicant that can cause irritation and dermatitis.

Dipropylene Glycol

A small molecular weight solvent with strong evidence of being a human skin irritant.

Hydroxpropyl Methylcellulose

Used to make tile adhesives, cement renders, paint and detergents.

Lavandula Angustifolia Oil

A volatile oil that can acts as an allergen and is associated with immunotoxicity.

Tetrasodium Etidronate

Can be an irritant to the skin and mucus embranes and can trigger eczema symptoms.

Methyl Ether

Used to freeze warts.

Microcrystal Wax

Key ingredientin furniture polish.

Microcrystalline Wax

Key ingredient in commercial adhesives.
Butyrospermum Parkii
Berganot Extract
Carica Papaya Fruit Extract
Citrus Aurantium Dukis Flower Extract
Corn Starch Modified
Chromium Oxide Greens
Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract
Decyl Gluscoside
Iron Oxide
Magnesium Laurate
Magnesium Gluconate
Orchis Morio Flower Extract
Pentasodium Penetate
Prusnus Persica Fruit Extract
Polysorbate 80
Polyquater NWM-6
Pentaery Thrityl Tetra-D1-T-Butgy Hudboxyhdro Cinnamate
Titanium Dioxide
Vaccnium Macrocarpm Fruit Extract

All of the ingredients listed above came directly from the labels of 39 of the most commonly used soaps.