Soap vs. Detergent
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By Jenna Foote
What is a detergent?
Detergent us a cleaning substance that acts similarly to soap but is made from chemical compounds rather that fats and lye. Composed of any various surfactants (substances that reduce surface tension) used to dislodge dirt from soiled surfaces and retain it in suspension, allowing it to rinsed away. The term usually refers to synthetic substances and excludes soaps. Detergents act mainly on the oily films that trap dirt particles.
How are natural soaps effective cleansers?
True soaps have a pH of between 9 and 10, which is alkaline on the pH scale (0=most acidic, 14=most alkaline). True soaps are effective cleansers because of their pH. Oils and dirt are removed from the surface of the skin and carried away by water. Natural soaps clean the surface and leave the other layers below alone so that skin takes care of itself. Detergents that strip oils from layers deep beneath the surface of the skin can cause the body to produce a much greater amount of natural oil to make up the difference, causing skin breakouts. Natural soaps do not trigger this reaction. For most people, improvements in 'skin feel' are noticeable after a couple of days of using natural soaps, depending on how much damage the skin must repair first. Mass producer of detergent based cleansers claim that the high pH is hard on the skin, but result speak for themselves. The skin is an amazing organ, capable of repairing itself when naturally cared for.
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Environmental Management Plan
The management plan of Daila Herbal Community Enterprises, Inc., in order to focus on the residual management scheme on the relevant land, water, air and people module are as follows:
Since our products are coconut base and no chemical added, the water used for washing the clothes can be used for bathing our animals without harming their skin and body. Dried lather may be used to get rid if pest on infected area. It can be used as bath soap and is not hazardous to our skin.
Coconut based soap washing has been proven to make the soil fertile. Our products are fully biodegradable.
✓ No detergent or synthetic chemicals
✓ Safe for infants clothes
✓ Fresh scent even without sun drying
✓ Fresh and clean herbal scent
✓ Laundry smells good even if left soaking for 24 hours
Most detergents contain hard alkyl benzene, a synthetic chemical that makes more suds but is non-biodegradable; that is, it doesn't dissolve into basic substances, and thus chokes rivers and lakes into which the wash water run.
Buy Pinoy, or Bye-Bye Pinas
The Philippines Star, 04, March 2002
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Coconut oil has emerged as a health supplement of choice because it helps the body get rid of harmful substances, according to Dr. Rommel Tinio of Health Asia Medical Clinic in Makati. When it comes into contact with the skin, coconut oil is converted into sodium laureate "Which the body can deal with". It and all their accompanying benefits - are also absorbed by the skin. One particular useful product is Victoria Herbal Soap Granules which contains no inorganic chemicals. Clothes washed in detergents containing SLS can alter the electro-magnetic polarity of the skin. If the skin absorbs more electric current, it is more likely to become irritated and inflamed.
Title: Soap that rids of body toxins
Date: July 13, 2004
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Kito's Korner Shop, 09 February 2010
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