If you’ve listened or watched any of my interviews, you’ve probably heard the story about how I started making soap. Since Brett was a newborn, I had always used the same baby wash on her. It was the one that had been given to me in the hospital and the scent always smelled just like “baby” to me. So I used it on all the children.
And then one day in 2006 I was bathing all the children and they were playing in the bath tub. While I was sitting there keeping an eye on things, I picked up the baby wash and read the ingredient list. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. It was FULL of chemicals and I even recognized some of them as petroleum based chemicals.
That was it. I was done with that baby wash. My 10 year love affair with it was over. In my opinion, they had betrayed my trust by allowing me to slather chemicals all over my babies’ skin.
So I started making my own soap.
As I learned more about soapmaking, I discovered that most manufactured soaps use chemicals. In fact, many of the so called soaps on the market are actually detergents. Which of course leads to the question, what is a detergent? And what’s the difference between a detergent and soap?
Well, I’ve taken the time to write a GMSU article about it for you – Detergents and Soaps – What’s the Difference?
I hope you too choose to avoid the chemicals that are in most detergents and choose a more natural soap like Goat Milk Stuff.