Ingredients that sound scary but Aren't

Polysorbate 80 aka poly80Polysorbate 80 is a hydrophilic nonionic surfactant. It is utilized as a surfactant in soaps and cosmetics and also as a lubricant in eye drops. In food or pharmaceutical products, it can act as an emulsifier. It is derived from polyethoxylated sorbitan (chemical compounds derived from the dehydration of sugar alcohol) and oleic acid a fatty acid found in animal and vegetable fats.

          *it grabs hold of the oils and colors keeping them from making your tub slippery or dying you or your property. (used in bathbombs)

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Cetyl Alcohol aka CA:  Cetyl alcohol is a flaky, waxy, white solid derived from coconut, or palm. These oils typically come from coconut palm trees, palm trees, corn plants, sugar beets, or soy plants. Cetyl alcohol is used in hundreds of personal care, cosmetic, and household products, such as makeup, bath soap, detergents, shaving cream, lotions, shampoo and other products.

      *stabilizes (emulsifies) the water and oils, softens skin and hair (used in face and hair creams)

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Steric Acid aka SA: Stearic acid is a long-chain fatty acid. It is common in a variety of natural sources, including shea butter and coconut oil. 

        *to lubricant and soften skin and help to keep the oils and butters from separating.(Body scrubs)

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Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate aka SCI:  is a gentle surfactant derived from coconut. 

        *it makes lots of pretty bubbles (bath bombs)

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