Saponified Organic Coconut

Undecided – More research needed! Info so far: The term saponification is the name given to the chemical reaction that occurs when a vegetable oil or animal fat is mixed with a strong alkali. Coconut oil creates lots of glycerin & a bubbly lather. Alkali is also known as “lye”. The alkali used is either potassium hydroxide for liquid soap or sodium hydroxide to make bar soap. Drops of sodium hydroxide solutions can decompose proteins and lipids in skin, eyes or other living tissues. (my best guess is that the toxicity is dependant upon the type of ‘alkali’ used when mixed? In any case, it doesn’t seem very “edible” to me, nor does it seem to contain any ‘benefits’ towards cellular health)

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