Oil based hand wash

Hi all, 

there is a hand wash on the market with these ingredients:

Agua, cocos nucifera oil, olea europaea fruit oil, argania spinosa kernel oil, cannabis sativa seed oil, sea salt, linum usitatissimum seed oil, lavandula angustifolia oil, citronellol, mentha piperita oil, juniperus virginiana oil, cymbopogon schoenanthus oil, allium sativum bulb oil, alcohol, geraniol, limonene, origanum majorana leal oil, aniba rosaeodora wood oil.

Claims: antibakterial, natural, biodegradable....

This product looks like other "normal" liquid products, it foams, the solution is homogenous. But I am really confused because of the water and oils mixture in the formulation. Is it just wrong INCI?

They have a lot of cosmetic products and detergent on the same base. You can read about their secret technological process. I don't believe there is anything special. Am I wrong?

Thank you.


  • They are wrong
  • Is that the FULL INCI?

  • Looks like just wrong INCI, I speculate the ingredients list is not complete (missing potassium hydroxide) or the INCI is for another product. 
  • MarkBroussardMarkBroussard Member, Professional Chemist

    "You can read about their secret technological process" ... LOL! ... yes, it's called mislabeling your product. 

    My guess is that they are using saponified Cocounut Oil and saponified Olive Oil.  Also, note the LOI contains Alcohol ... perhaps the Alcohol is much lower on the LOI than it should  be.
    Chemist/Microbiologist formulating in the Organic & Naturals & Clean Beauty arena under ECOCert/Natural Products Assn/Whole Foods/National Organic Program/Clean At Sephora/Credo Clean guidelines focused skincare & haircare products. 

    See website for details www.desertinbloomcosmeticslab.com
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