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The topic for this Write Off is: Soap
In the days of Lye and Lard knowing contents was less hard.
Here it is, my whole ugly story of soap made in a labrotory.
So be it if it is dense, this section was marked 'contents'
If I gave you Triclosan, would you clean your hands or get a tan?
Everybody's heard of water, but would a little Sodium Laureth Sulfate bother?
There's Sodium Laural Sulfate too, So what do all these sulfates do?
Cocamydopropyl Betaine, could a chemist tell me what that means?
If I committed Decyl Glucocyde would anyone in the place have died?
Sodium Chloride and Fragrence. Beans! They just want you to smell clean.
DMDM, well, you see, It saves space initially, but it don't mean a thing to you and me.
Hydantoin and PEG150 Methyl Glucose Dyoleate
Once I thought names made things easy, Now I know, but it's too late!
Cocamide Mia, Mamma Mia! Citric Acid, oooh! Etch me, babe!
Tetrasodium EDTA, Benzophoenone4, I say!
Polyquatenium7, Peg7, Seven make me want eleven!
Glyciryl Cocoate, DC green and yellow,
Thus desires elevate. They even use fake colors, fellow.
In the days of Lye and Lard, ingredients weren't that hard.
When you did the laundary your hands might bleed a little free,
To get soap you must boil a hog, stir the kettle, burn a log.
Still, whatever was in the stuff, you knew it would get you clean enough.