What is dangerous laundry soap
The myth about the benefits of laundry soap, moreover, the very one made according to the Soviet recipe, is firmly established in our culture. In fact, it is this soap that not only has no useful properties, but can even be dangerous.
I remember that this soap used to be constantly in use. I somehow was not interested, but it turns out that I did not know much about the composition and uses of this soap.
What is it made of
In the USSR, the main component of laundry soap was fat — pork, beef, mutton, and even fish. Now there is nothing like this in the composition; manufacturers use analogues by adding sodium, lauric acid, salomas and alkali.
Which one is better
Contrary to popular belief, the laundry soap of the Soviet era is not better than the modern one. Kaolin and rosin were added to it, moreover, they never recommended washing them either their body or their hair.
The purpose of laundry soap
The mark "economic" is given to this soap for a reason. It is simply not intended for the body: body fat and persistent stains are removed from fabric materials with household soap.If you use it as usual, chemical burns cannot be avoided. Laundry soap very effectively destroys the upper layer of the epidermis - the skin quickly loses its elasticity, inflammation and irritation begin.
Not better in this regard, and modern versions of laundry soap. Now manufacturers often add an increased dose of sodium hydroxide to it. Such a product is indeed better at removing stains, but it threatens with a completely real chemical burn of the body.
Widely advertised antibacterial properties are not a myth. But there is nothing good about it: in the USSR, household soap was used on animals, since it perfectly removes fleas from wool. People are economic, as in principle, and any antibacterial soap with constant use is dangerous. This soap destroys the upper layer of the epidermis, designed to protect against bacteria.
Today, on the shelves often there is a refined version of laundry soap. This is not the brown nondescript bar - it can be white and have a pleasant smell.Such color is due to fresh titanium dioxide, a chemical element that has a carcinogenic effect.
The antibacterial properties of laundry soap can be turned to your advantage. With acne and acne such a soap (with a single application), soothes irritation. Any number of long-term use is dangerous. Forget the myth of the "great laundry soap, which is best of all." Do not risk health in vain.