Most of the Soap products on the market today contain an Ingredient known as SLS, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, SLS is a Chemical Surfactant, a compound that lowers the surface tension between two materials making items slippery. It is made of a hydrocarbon chain (Palm Oil, Coconut Oil or Petrol), attached to an acid (Sulphuric) bonded to an alkali (Sodium Hydroxide), it is a Harsh Synthetic Detergent and foaming agent that destroys its host in order to clean. SLS is a Degreaser that can Break Down Fats and Grease so they are easily washed away. Manufacturing Companies use SLS in Soap to Create A Rich Lather, as well as for its Intense Cleaning action.
SLES (Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate) also called Sodium Alkylethersulfate which is a slightly less harsh version of SLS and is used in a large volume of Personal Care Products such as Soaps, Shampoos, Shower Gels, Liquid Hand Wash, Washing Up Liquid, and Toothpaste.
Both SLS & SLES DO NOT NEED TO BE USED – They are used by Companies as a cheaper option to Natural & Pure Ingredients. A recent internet article has stated that the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics & other Environmental Working Groups have been lobbying large Personal Care & Hygiene Manufacturers for many years to remove ALL such Chemical Ingredients from their products because SLS has been linked to issues such as Canker Sores also called Aphthous Ulcers (in toothpaste), these sores are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth or at the base of your gums and Eczema (in soap).