What’s in the soap we use?

“Commercial Soaps: The price for convenience may be higher than you think”

Your skin is the largest organ of your body, it is porous and absorbs whatever it comes in contact with. Because they travel directly to the tissues instead of passing through the liver, chemicals absorbed by the skin are ten times more potent than those taken orally. When you review the list of ingredients in most personal care products, you will find there is” little care” in them.

Most body cleansers and soaps on the market today are synthetic detergent products. Many are marketed as “soap” but are not true soap in the common and legal definition of the word. Today’s personal care products are made for convenience and profit.

All That Lathers is Not Soap

Ordinary soap is made up of fats (oils) and an alkali (lye).

Soap Ingredient List and Comparison

Fornya Premium Handmade Soap:

Premium Soybean Oil (USA)
Premium Olive Oil (Spain)
Premium Coconut Oil (Philippines)
Premium Corn Oil (USA)
Organic Shea Butter (Africa)
Lye (Sodium Hydroxide)

Bursting with antioxidants

Rich in Vitamin-A, Vitamin-B and Vitamin- E

Will not clog your pores

Extreme moisturizers leave the skin velvety soft

Helps skin retain moisture
Keeps skin supple & smooth

Helps control and restore even skin tone

A natural & hypoallergenic way to nourish and moisturize skin

Restores Younger looking skin

Utilizes the finest quality ingredients available

Maintains the highest levels of natural skin nourishment essences of each ingredient

Options Available:

Natural, no exfoliators or fragrance


ground oatmeal
sea salt
mint leaves
peppermint leaves
rose petals
avender buds
rose buds
orange peel
poppy seeds
ground coffee.


African Violet
Cherry Almond
Cool Fresh Aloe
Cucumber Melon
Lavender Patchouli
Oatmeal,Milk &Honey
Oatmeal Spice
Peach Tea Scrub
Red Apple Tango
Red Sky Scrub
Spearmint Rosemary
Tangerine Grapefruit
Wakame Scrub
Wild Passion
A Popular Commercial Shower Gel:

Water (Aqua, Eau)
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Lauramide DEA
TEA-Cocoyl Glutamate
Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Fragrance (Parfum)
Sodium Chloride
Aloe Bar-badensis Leaf Juice
Carica Papaya (Papaya)
Fruit Extract, Sodium PCA, PEG-150 Disterate
Polyquaternium-10.tetrasodium EDTA
Benzophenone-4, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol
Coumarin, Red 33 (CL 17200)
Yellow 6 (CL 15985)
Blue 1 (CL42090).

Sodium Lauryl and Laureth Sulfates:
The use of sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) in children’s products is particularly worrying. It is known that, whether it gets in the eyes or not, skin application DOES lead to measurable concentrations in the eyes of children. This is known to affect eye development, and damage caused in this manner is irreversible.

According to the American College of Toxicology states both SLS and SLES can cause malformation in children's eyes. Other research has indicated SLS may be damaging to the immune system, especially within the skin. Skin layers may separate and inflame due to its protein denaturing properties. They are possibly the most dangerous of all ingredients in personal care products.

Lauramide DEA:
Dr. Samuel Epstein (Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Illinois) says that repeated applications of DEA-based detergents result in major increases in liver and kidney cancer. The FDA’s John Bailey says “the risk is significantly increased for children.”

Propylene Glycol: (anti-freeze):
According the Material Safety Data Sheets it is implicated in contact dermatitis, kidney damage and liver abnormalities. It can inhibit skin growth in human tests, can cause gastro-intestinal disturbances, nausea, headaches and vomiting, central nervous system depression and can damager cell membranes causing rashes and dry skin.

One of the physical dangers associated with methylparaben is its connection with breast tumors. A report in the January-February 2004 issue of the Journal of Applied Toxicology states that when several breast tumors were examined by researchers, high levels of methylparaben were found in the tissues.

Parabens, including methylparaben:
Have estrogenic effects on the body, which means they can affect the reproductive glands. The January 2009 issue of Reproductive Toxicology reports that there is a probable interaction between parabens and the health and activity of cells in the testes, meaning a possible decrease in sperm production in males.

In pregnant women, prolonged exposure to this ingredient in shampoos may cause abnormal brain development in the fetus. This chemical, also known as MIT, attacks the nervous system, which means that exposure to the chemical, over a period of time, may be a factor in developing Alzheimer's disease and other disorders. As if that isn't bad enough, MIT also contributes to cancer and liver problems.