If you want a real healthy soap then read up on the Yucca root.Yucca makes a great soap but also helps with rheumatoid arthitis,gout,gall bladder,cataracts,constipation,stomach disorders,tumors,etc. It appears that saponin,one of the many natural chemicals in yucca, is a effective cleansing and clarifying agent and has been used in swimming pools where mineral and salt content of the water is high,such as the southwest. Saponis accelerate the breakdown of organic waste by microscopic plants ( bacteria,yeasts,fungi,etc.) They tried it in sewage waste disposal plants with very good success. The saponins also stimulates growth in citrus crops,strawberries,cotton,onions,potatoes,alfalfa,tomatoes,etc.