Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate – Baby safe suds!

Written by: | March 1, 2018 | 6 responses

Surfactants have a bad reputation as being harsh and irritating to the skin, but sodium cocoyl isethionate is a completely different type of surfactant! Derived from coconut, this extremely gentle ingredient is fast replacing traditional surfactants in natural hair and skincare formulations.

Naturally derived from coconut, sodium cocoyl isethionate is readily biodegradable. This makes it the perfect ingredient for our new EcoSuds Powder Soap! If you love backpacking, camping and being outdoors as much as I do, you will absolutely love this soap. It’s powder, so it’s easy to add to your pack without adding too much weight. It’s gentle and versatile, you can use it on skin, hair and even to wash your laundry and dishes so no need to add weight to your pack with other cleansers!

  • Please note, even readily biodegradable soaps like EcoSuds shouldn’t be used directly in a natural water source. To wash yourself, your laundry or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts. Then pour wastewater into a hole 6 to 8 inches deep.

Bubble Baths
This mild, natural surfactant is great in bubble baths! It’s a high foaming agent so there are tons of soft, gentle bubbles that last. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is mild enough to use in formulations for baby products and because the suds last even in hard water, it’s a fun way to take a bubble bath and it won’t irritate the skin like more traditional surfactants. Zen Dragon Bath Soak uses the foaming action of sodium cocoyl isethionate and the fizzing action of baking soda and citric acid to make a super fun bath for kids of all ages. Dragon fruit powder is a luxurious addition due to its gorgeous, reddish-pink hue and vitamin E and antioxidant properties. We love the fact that the fruit powder appears light pink to the eye, but activates in bath water to create a deep pink foamy soak reminiscent of strawberry milk.

Sodium cocoyl isethionate is not only natural, it out-performs other surfactants in providing a dense, creamy lather. Besides compatibility with hard water, good cleaning properties, and excellent lathering, it also imparts softness and manageability to hair and is non-drying to skin.

Check out the EcoSuds Powder Soap for your next outdoor adventure or try this fun recipe for Zen Dragon Kids Bath!

Zen Dragon Kid’s Bath Soak with Lingonberry

It’s not always easy to get kids into the bath, but they might be a little more excited about taking a Zen Dragon Bath! This bath soak isn’t your ordinary soak! It’s mild enough for even the youngest member of your family, and the fizzing action and strawberry milk look of the bath is fun enough for even the pickiest tween. Add in the candylicous aroma of lingonberry and what kid could resist! Bath time battles are over!

Difficulty Level: Beginner
Yield: Approximately 3.5LBS
Add ¼ cup to full size bath (approximately 27 baths)
Suggested Packaging: 4oz Jar – will make about 13 jars
Suggested Price: $15-$20 per jar

What You’ll Need

3.5 LBS  Zen Dragon Bath Soak
1 oz        100% Natural Lingonberry Fragrance

  1. Simply add the 1oz of Lingonberry Fragrance to the 3.5 LBS of Zen Dragon Bath Soak.
  2. Mix thoroughly (or shake well)
  3. Use 1/4 cup per full bathtub

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