I have researched Titanic soap. This soap was advertised to be a cold cream soap named Vanolia. It was a nice sized oval bar wrapped and placed into a decorated box of purple and gold. Vanolia was also advertised at the soap for the first-class cabins on the Titanic. It was made originally in England. Even though the soap is still made since 1912, it has gone through a few changes. One change is the fragrance which is more of a spice fragrance now where it originally was a rose fragrance. Many soap makers of today are adding rose and lemon together trying to duplicate this soap fragrance. I found the original (or close to original) ingredient labels which shows the following ingredients. I broke the ingredients down for easier reading and understanding. (Keep in mind that I am bot a chemist.):
1.sodium tallowate--tallow or rendered cow fat
2.sodium cocolate--coconut oil--it is one of the few oils that will suds in salt water
4.glycerol--glycerin--automatically made during the manufacture of true soap. Glycerin attracts moisture through the air.
5.perfume--a fragrance, rose otto--1/8 of an ounce is $29.99 on Amazon. Most of us can not afford this essential oil.
7.mineral oil--a byproduct of petroleum and commonly used to remove make up
8.tetra-sodium EDTA--it is a cleating agent that neutralizes the metal ions in hard water and makes water softer
9.edidrontic acid--also a cleating agent which enhances the cleaning power
10. boric acid--a mild antiseptic/anti-fungal/antibiotic "Borax, also known as borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, is an important boron compound, a mineral, and a salt of boric acid," Wikipedia
Much of my information came from Encyclopedia Titicaca. http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/forums/personal-hygiene/4975-soap.html
My version of this soap is:
|Vanolia/Titanic Soap I used little erasers for the center rose. Not as nostalgic as a dried rose bud.|
A friend told me that it would erase the wrinkles away. LOL
I hope you found this an interesting read. Have a great week! Dawnie