Is Soap Edible? [2021 Post]

Is Soap Edible?

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We use soap a lot in our daily lives. From cleaning cloths, utensils all the way to our body and hairs everything requires soap to clean.

The need for soap is so required that we use it on a daily basis multiple times.

In this post, we’ll talk about if the soap is edible and if so what makes soap edible and which ingredients make a soap not to be eaten.

Is Soap Edible?

Generally, the real soap is indeed edible. But, most of the soap we use on a daily basis is not made out of real ingredients and thus a general rule of thumb to follow is that it should not be eaten otherwise it can cause some serious damage to your body.

What Edible Soaps Made Out Of?

Edible soaps are made out of only natural ingredients which are not only okay for the skin but actually good for the body as well when consumed.

The criteria for the soap is that it contains only natural oils, to give the soap a creamy texture wax is used like beewax, natural exfoliants are used, natural butters and optional spices.

  • Natural Oils Like: Coconut Oil, Macadamia Oil, Avocado Oil Etc
  • Natural Wax Like: Honeycomb
  • Natural Exfoliant Like: Oat Flour, Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Fine Grounded Coffee, Fine Grounded Sea Salt
  • Natural Butters Like: Cacao Butter, Shea Butter Etc
  • Additionally, Optional Spices: Vanilla Pod, Calendula, Lemon Balm, Marshmallow Root, Mint Etc

What Ingredients Make The Soap Not Edible?

  • Sodium Or Potassium Salts
  • Fragrances
  • Parabens
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Sles)
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (Sls)
  • Methylisothiazolinone & Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine
  • Triclosan

The Most Used Soap Base Is Glycerine…

Your next question might be, is glycerin edible? Well, it’s not. Because, there are glycerine soap base which are made of sugar alcohol that our body can’t fully absorb.

If you can get the glycerine base made out of vegetables only than it’s edible while making sure about the two things:

First: You not eating a lot

Second: There are not additional things added which is harmful to the body

A New Experience

Tricking the brain to eat something which doesn’t meant to be eaten is a new experience and works wonders for your brain. This simple tactic can create new neural pathways of making things that are impossible to possible.

When our brain is stuck in a realm of that something’s are not possible for humans to perform this simple technique makes a thing that’s not doable to doable.

This can improve the way you live your life in the future.

Having new experiences like this one is important from time to time to have some fun.

Wrapping It Up

In general soap is edible if it’s actually made out of the ingredients that a real soap would be. But, the production of real soap is the thing of the past now. Not a lot of brands are producing soaps made out of good quality ingredients.

They mostly have things added which is not good for the body as well as harsh for the skin. These ingredients are mostly those which are used for preservatives or are added to bulk up the weight of the soap so they can write more grams on the soap when the actual bar that is of good quality doesn’t have much weight.