According to the Illinois Poison Center, soap may cause irritation to the stomach or intestines if swallowed. However, hand and body soaps are minimally toxic in very small quantities, such as when someone licks or tastes a bar of soap. Nausea and intestinal upset are the most common symptoms.Continue Reading
The New York Times suggests that vomiting and diarrhea are the most common effects of soap ingestion. The suggested course of action following soap ingestion is to give the patient milk or water, contact a poison control hotline and monitor the person who ate the soap. If the patient goes to the emergency room, the doctors will monitor his vital signs, including pulse rate, blood pressure and temperature, and treat any issues as necessary.
Healthline cautions that commercial soaps may cause more serious health problems. Some strong detergents or soaps may cause irritation, burns or even little holes in the skin. Some soaps may even cause the throat or tongue to swell, which can inhibit the ability to breathe and swallow. Soap poisoning may lead to a dangerous drop in blood pressure or a change in the pH of a person’s blood, either of which can damage the body’s internal organs.Learn more about Soap & Body Wash
Octagon soap is a type of lye soap used mostly for laundry purposes. People also use it as an all-purpose soap. Octagon soap was first produced in the early 1900s, and it was most popular during the 1930s.Full Answer >
Some recipes for homemade soaps that do not use lye include soap bars made with goat milk, soap bars made with liquid castile soap and a multi-layered soap bar made with glycerin. Other homemade soap recipes that do not use lye include lavender and herbal soaps.Full Answer >
To make goat's milk soap, combine goat's milk, lye, olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, rice bran oil, shea butter and sweet almond oil. Other required supplies include a large mixing bowl, a medium mixing bowl, silicone soap molds, water, ice cubes, rubber cleaning gloves, a silicone spatula, a wooden spoon, measuring cups, a metal cooking pot and a stove. It takes about 30 minutes to make one batch of soap.Full Answer >
Dove soap has a long list of ingredients including sodium lauroyl isethionate, stearic acid, sodium tallowate, sodium palmitate, lauric acid and sodium isethionate. Additional ingredients also include water, sodium stearate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoate, sodium palm kernelate, sodium chloride, tetrasodium ETDA, tetrasodium etidronate, maltol and titanium dioxide. Two of the key ingredients are the cleanser sodium lauroyl isethionate and the moisturizer stearic acid.Full Answer >