How does commercial soap compare to Naokeidoe Creations Soap

This comparison chart has been circling the web for many, many years.  I first started sharing with it our customers back in 2013 or 2014 that long ago.  All of it still holds true today.  Do you know what's in your soap and what you're putting on your body? If not, this will help.


Is your soap really soap or is it detergent? Look at the label on your bar of commercial soap. Is it called "soap" on the label, or is it a “beauty bar,” “cleansing bar,” or “deodorizing bar?” If it does not say "soap" then it is not really soap. Many commercial brands are not called soap because by law they cannot be - they are DETERGENTS. Most products you think of as soap are actually detergents. Detergent is good for one thing--removing oils. Detergent is great when you are cleaning laundry or dishes, but NOT when you are cleaning your skin!

Detergent bars strip the natural moisturizing oils from your skin. So after you take a bath or shower with commercial soap you reach for that bottle of expensive lotion, to put back the moisture that was taken away by the commercial soap.

Detergent is great when you are cleaning laundry or dishes, but NOT when you are cleaning your skin!

The label of ingredients on a bar of commercial soap has a long list of unpronounceable chemicals. Whether or not these synthetic chemical additives are bad for you may be up for debate for some people, but chances are you are better off with none at all. The chart below compares Naokeidoe Creations Handcrafted Soap with a popular brand.


Naokeidoe Essential Oil Soap - Lavender Fields

saponified oils of
organic palm
castor bean
organic unrefined shea butter
organic natural cocoa butter
organic sunflower
distilled water
lavender essential oil
kaolin natural clay
organic alkanet root (natural herb that provides purple color)

Leading Popular Brand with “1/3 cleansing cream”

sodium cocoyl isethionate (synthetic detergent)
stearic acid (hardener)
sodium tallowate (sodium salt of cow fat)
water sodium isethionate (detergent/emulsifying agent)
coconut acid (the sodium salt of coconut oil)
sodium stearate (emulsifier, also used as a cheap stabilizer in plastics)
sodium dodecylbenzonesulfonate (synthetic detergent, skin irritant) sodium cocoate or sodium palm kernalate(sodium salts of coconut or palm kernel oils)
fragrance (synthetic scent, potential allergen, common skin irritant) sodium chloride (table salt used as a thickener)
titanium dioxide (whitener, also used in house paint)
trisodium EDTA (stabilizer, used in industrial cleaning products to decrease hard water, skin irritant)
trisodium etidronate (preservative, a chemical that is used in soaps to prevent soap scum)
BHT (preservative, common skin irritant)

Dove is the bar most recommended as a mild soap
Now read the label on a bar of your favorite commercial soap

Every day, people take baths or showers lathering up with commercial “soap.” Keep in mind, our skin is the body's largest organ and like a sponge, absorbs chemicals. In fact, today many medicines are now given in "patch" form to be absorbed through the skin.
What do you want to put on your skin?