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    why does ivory put styrene/acrylates polymer in its soap?

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    For that smooth, creamy texture.


    I think. Either that or they're trying to destroy the world.
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    According to wikipedia..."Styrene is only weakly toxic". lol

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    Obviously government mind control.
    Ten tenths.

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    I think this brings us back to the old "tastes great" vs. "less filling" debate.
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    so there will be space between the molecules. so it is buoyant and floats in water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
    I think this brings us back to the old "tastes great" vs. "less filling" debate.
    That sounds about right. The stuff is used as a filler and they can make more profit per bar of soap because there's less soap.

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    that should be copolymer. and that stuff isn't toxic at all?

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    Anything is toxic at high enough concentrations. It's a matter of how toxic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zr4 View Post
    According to wikipedia..."Styrene is only weakly toxic". lol
    Styrene's not so great for you, but styrene polymer (ie polystyrene) is no big deal health-wise. You probably have used it extensively before.
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    For the smooth creamy texture is probably right.

    I use old fashioned (currently trendy) hand made soaps without additives made just the traditional way and while I think they are great soaps you wouldn't call them luxurious in a blind test. They have a hard, crumbly texture compared to regular, commercial soaps.

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    So the crab meat does not dry out.
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    There was a great New Yorker cartoon with execs gathered around a pool, aghast in horror.
    It was titled "The day the Ivory Soap sank at P&G".
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyG View Post
    I use old fashioned (currently trendy) hand made soaps without additives made just the traditional way
    Animal fat & lye ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    There was a great New Yorker cartoon with execs gathered around a pool, aghast in horror.
    It was titled "The day the Ivory Soap sank at P&G".
    I don't get it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirpoopalot View Post
    Animal fat & lye ?
    Yep. Although the trendy soaps I get are vegetable fats and lye but its the same deal.

    Regards, Anthony

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    one more reason I eschew the use of soap. Hygiene is over rated.
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    My ex-gf got me started with Kirk's Original Coco Castile soap (she was a bit of a health nut). I just went back to "normal" bar soap, and it sucks. Its like you can feel the artificial wax or whatever that they put in there. Try a bar of the castile soap, its not at all the grocery stores though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirpoopalot View Post
    I don't get it ?
    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    There was a great New Yorker cartoon with execs gathered around a pool, aghast in horror.
    It was titled "The day the Ivory Soap sank at P&G".
    the big thing about ivory soap is the fact it floats in water because it is "pure"
    when procter and gamble changed the formula a few years back they had to re-change it so it continued to float or people would not buy it.
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    Actually, Ivory soap floats because there's some air whipped into the mixture in order to give it sufficient buoyancy. (linky)
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    This thread would not be complete without the mention of Tyler Durden.
    "harder" is not a very good safeword.

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    Quote Originally Posted by busted knuckles View Post
    This thread would not be complete without the mention of Tyler Durden.
    I believe I mentioned lye & animal fat earlier in the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by busted knuckles View Post
    This thread would not be complete without the mention of Tyler Durden.
    you broke the first rule! and the second....

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    My wifes soap is not crumbly or hard. Tallow or vegetable oils and lye. Only additives are the scents. Honey and oatmeal, cucumber, cocoa powder and mint (had to remind myself not to taste that one. Looked just like fudge) I think she used two fake scents - Lily of the valley and the lilac.

    Mainly natural colour too - even ph sensitive ones, anatto and alkanet.

    We haven't bought soap in years. 2001?

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    Because they dont give a **** about us.
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