After long hours deliberating with our legal, marketing, and communications teams, we have gained a consensus on the following description of our foaming hand soaps: they are soaps, and they foam. Ok, that's not entirely true...we don't have a legal team, and I am the marketing and communications team. In truth, our soaps are handmade in small batches with the highest quality ingredients we can find so that they are tough on dirt, but gentle on your skin. We begin with a gentle castile soap, add aloe vera to pamper your skin, and glycerin to help moisturize. Top it off with our awesome scents, and you have a hand soap that you will love to use.