Ingredient Spotlight: Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA)

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA) is a very light and fine powder, often used as an alternative to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS).  SLSA is derived from palm and coconut oils, and conforms to Ecocert's natural and organic cosmetic standards.  It is of 100% natural origin.  

SLSA is commonly used to create bubbles.  It can be used in bath bombs or fizzies, but I use it mostly in my new solid bubble bath bars.  It creates big clouds of fluffy white bubbles in the bathtub, and these bubbles last for a long time.  It is very gentle on the skin, so soaking in these bubbles is a real treat!  

When using SLSA, be aware that is tends to fly all over the place.  When I said it was a very light and fine powder, I 100% meant it!  It can really "poof" all over the place if you aren't careful.  I typically wear a surgical mask over my nose and mouth the prevent irritation until the SLSA is incorporated into the mixture.  

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