What does “Saponified” mean?

Thank you for your time. If you go to ewg.org (Environmental Working Group) website, they have a link to healthy cleaning products. You can type in any ingredient, and they will rate it A-F. When you type in the ingredient Saponified Coconut it is rated an A, but I thought you could help me understand the ingredient more. I want to order the unscented house cleaning products from your company. It has Saponified coconut, Olive & Jojoba oils, Rosemary extract. I have respiratory problems and hope this will be a wise choice for house cleaning. It’s the purest I can find! Thanks….


Hi Gina,

EWG is a good tool to use in your search for truly safe and natural products. I disagree with them about the topical use of essential oils but otherwise great stuff!

Vermont Soap works with thousands of people with Reactive Bodies like yours (and mine).

Here is a link to the Reactive Body Survival Kit of unscented body care and cleaning products. Every product in the kit is certified to USDA organic food standards; the highest standard for natural on the planet.

Saponified means literally, “turned into soap”. We take organic food grade coconut, olive, and jojoba vegetable oils and turn them into soap. We preserve this with a scentless, organic food grade preservative made from rosemary. We even superfilter the final liquid soap through a variety of mediums to reduce it’s natural soapy aroma.

I am now completing the editing of a short book I wrote titled,”The Reactive Body Handbook”. This will be available as a free download on our website very soon. Sign up for our eSpecials on the home page to stay in touch with us on this, and also to learn about other strictly natural products as we develop and release them.

Congrats! You found the right stuff. Plus you don’t have to mortgage the house to buy factory direct from us.

Wishing You All the Best,

Larry Plesent, CEO and Soapman

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