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I've been doing some research on things that make bubbles and are SLS and SLSA free and have discovered that this ingredient is it:

Sodium Cocoyl Isothionate (foaming agent, coconut derived)

I want to make bubbling bath powders and salts SLS free so am in the midst of Googling to see if I can find a place to buy it. I'll report back if/when I do, but would sure appreciate a heads up if anyone knows where this can be purchased! Thanks!

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Thanks Robin, you are always so helpful! This is what they have:

Sodium Coco-Sulfate

Is that the same as the Sodium Cocoyl Isothionate? Its the closest thing I could find on their site and the description is pretty much the same.

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Is there a particular reason you don't want to use SLSa? Info from the Alba Glossary:

"Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate

Derived from coconut and palm oils; a safe, skin-friendly surfactant (foaming agent) for both skin and hair. This mild plant derived surfactant creates a rich, luxurious lather that effectively removes surface oil, dirt and bacteria, without stripping or drying sensitive skin. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is also hydrophilic. This means it is attracted to water, which enables it to dissolve more readily in water, thus providing superior rinseablility."

"Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate vs. Sodium lauryl sulfate

Although an ingredient's name may sound similar to another, it does not mean that the molecules are similar with respect to shape, size, performance or even function. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate sounds similar to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, however, the two molecules are quite different from each other. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is a large molecule ingredient. Large molecule ingredients are considered to be mild, gentle, and non-irritating, as they cannot penetrate the skin. In contrast, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a small molecule ingredient, and is capable of penetrating the skin, which can increase the occurrence of skin irritation."

So, SLSA is also derived from coconut oil. What would be the benefit of using Sodium Cocoyl Isothionate instead of SLSa?

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