Soaps: Clean and Dirty
Soap gets you clean, Right?
Maybe not. Soap is made with fatty oils of various kinds, both
vegetable and animal. But for devotees of the Lord, smearing the
body with soap made from the fat of a slaughtered animal is not
the best way to get clean.
Which soaps have animal fat, and which don't? Here is the list
of soaps with and without animal fat.
Soaps with Animal Fat
Soaps without Animal Fat
||Lux, Dove, Shield, Caress, Lifebuoy, Dove
Beauty Wash, Lever 2000, Lever 2000 Liquid
(These all contain sodium tallowate - beef fat.)
||Jergens, Jergens Liquid, Jergens Mild, Jergens Mild Anti-bactarial
Touch, Aloe and Lanolin soap,Vitamin E and
(These all contain tallow - 100% beef.)
||Octagon, Irish Spring, Cashmere Bouquet,
Liquid Irish Spring, Palmolive Bar Soap,
Palmolive Gold Deodorant Soap. (for some products, not sure)
Softsoap, Sensitive Skin Cleansing Liquid Palmolive Gold,Palmolive
lassic, Cashmere Bouquet Beauty Bar,Irish Spring Bar, all
ariants,Vel Mild Skin Care Bar
|The Dial Corporation
||Dial, Tone, Spirit, Dial Plus, Dial Liquid,Pure
(These all contain beef tallow.)
|Boraxo Powdered Hand Soap
|Procter & Gamble
||Zest, Coast, Lava, Ivory, Safeguard
||Kirk's Castile, Liquid Ivory, Liquid Safeguard
|Clear and Natural
||Clear and Natural,Clear and Natural Liquid
||Meadowblend Bar, Liquid Meadowblend
Soaps for which the ingredients include tallow or tallowate are
almost certainly made with animal fat. Soaps found at health-food
stores are animal-free when so marked; otherwise you can't be sure.
A special mention for Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Soaps---animal-free
and much loved for the metaphysical ratings on the labels.
In the UK
Among animal-free soaps to be had in the UK: Pears
Transplant soap, Boots Pure Vegetable Oil Soap, and any soap from
The Body Shop or Beauty Without Curelty.