and some more soap

1. CWS soaps from allnaturalcosmetics.com (thanks to bcakes @ MUA Green Board for this tip): there’s an unscented goatmilk one, and a shea one (no ingredients on that site, will dig further…). Cheap as chips, cheap postage even to Canada, worth a try…

2. I think avironneur (of same place) and I found the same one, as the nearest thing on Etsy to A-Derma’s cleansing bar.

Here are the A-Derma ingredients, crucial ones emboldened:

  • Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Corn Starch (Zea Mays), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Oat Flavour (Avena Sativa), Aqua, Paraffin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Ceteareth-6, Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Dulcis), PEG-45 Palm Kernel Glycerides, Titanium Dioxide

And here are the ingredients for a soap from Eye Of Diamond, similarly:

  • coconut oil, olive oil, organic palm oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, goats milk, sodium hydroxide, ground oatmeal

Interestingly, there are two versions; the ingredients are identical and as far as I can see one has just been made in a different mould (1 oz bigger). The cheaper one is this:

Yes.

You read that right.

For dogs.

I’ve used baby stuff when not a baby; my current zinc oxide cream for armpits is a baby one. Body lotion on face, and vice versa; body cleansers on face, and as shampoo; face cleanser on body; shea butter and other heavy emollients all over, from head to toe.

So why not something that says “for dogs”? It’s just marketing, isn’t it? It’s not going to turn me into a dog? As in, an unattractive female (a.k.a. minger)? Or even more of a bitch than I am already?

Also, if I’m in favour of animal rights, then surely I should embrace products that are meant for both human and non-human animals? and not feel any sense of embarrassment, shame, or indeed disgust or “ick” including through the associative figurative use of the words “dog” and “bitch” (above)?

Why do I worry? I can kind of figure it out: words on a label. Definitions and identification. Guidance, directions, instructions. Powerful words; speech-acts from a Creator. Like “use this and your wrinkles will disappear”; I know that’s not true either.

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