Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate

The structural drawing has fourteen carbon molecules just like the name. The strutural drawing also has twenty eight hydrogen molecules, five oxygen molecules, and one sulfur molecule. Na in the structural drawing is by its self because in the name it is the mixture part of the chemical formula

MSDS Information:
    1. Toxicity:
  • The amount of Sodium Lauroyl isethionate to be considered dangerous is unknown.
  • It may be harmful when inhaled, ingested, and if it is absorbed by the skin.
  • It can cause eye or skin irritation.

     2. Handling Tips:

  • You must use safety googles, chemical resistant gloves, and Niosh/Msha-approved respirator when handling this chemical.
  • When handling Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate have a safety shower and eye bath near.
  • You must have a mechanical exhaust.
  • Avoid inhalation, contact with eyes, skin and clothing.
  • Avoid repeated exposure.
  • Keep the chemical tightly closed and store in a cool, dry place.
     3. Fire and Flammability Issues:
  • The research done on Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate has not shown any fire or flammability issues, although combustion and some unusual fires and
    explosions may occur.
     4.Health Hazards:
  • This chemical may be a hazard to
    your health if inhaled, ingested, or if absorbed by the skin.
  • The major health hazards this chemical can give a person have not yet been

Health: (2) Materials that can cause temporary incapacitation or residual injury.
Flamability: (1) Must be considerably pre-heated to ignite.
Instability/Reactivity: (1) Normally stable materials that can become unstable at elevated temperatures and pressures.
 Why is this chemical used in the product?


  • Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate is used as a detergent, wetting agen, and emulsifier.
  • Research shows that this product may dry out skin and has no beneficial proporties, therefore it is not essential for this chemical to be in Dove Soap.