Transparent soap composition
Compositions and processes for the continuous production of transparent soap
Transparent soap bar Patent #: 5310495
ApplicationNo. 956225 filed on 10/22/1997
US Classes:510/147, Transparent or translucent510/130, For human skin510/141, Solid, shaped article (e.g., bar, leaf, tablet, etc.)510/152, Soap component510/483Transparent or translucent composition, or process of preparing
ExaminersPrimary: Gupta, Yogendra N.
Assistant: Webb, Gregory E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesC11D 017/00
AbstractThe present invention relates to a clear colorless soap bar with superior mildness, lathering and discoloration resistance. The clear colorless soap consists of a blend of C12-C18 fatty acids neutralized with sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and triethanolamine (TEA). Excess TEA acts as a co-solvent and is responsible for clarity of the soap bar. The bar also contains a branched chain acid such as isostearic acid to break up crystallinity and add to product clarity. Low color and color stability are obtained by removing unsaturated fatty acids, and by the use of antioxidants (BHT and Vitamin E). Low levels of C6 to C10 fatty acids provide exceptional mildness.
Field of SearchFor human skin
Transparent or translucent
Solid, shaped article (e.g., bar, leaf, tablet, etc.)
With free higher fatty acid component
Bar or cake
Transparent or translucent composition, or process of preparing
Nitrogen in the component (except triazines) (e.g., amine, etc.)
Carboxylic acid, or salt thereof