31 | Obesity Soap “Wash away the pounds”

In the 1920’s several companies released Obesity soaps, claiming to easily reduce fat on any body part! Sadly the skin doesn’t allow fat to wash away so easily (despite soap doing a good job at allowing lipids to be washed away!) Check out all of the old products that were available!

Results Quick and Amazing!
Is this man Dr Bouchaud, or just some poor slob?

•Most were some sort of Coconut-oil soap tinged with potassium iodide and sassafras

Potassium iodide is a chemical compound, medication, and dietary supplement. As a medication it is used to treat hyperthyroidism, in radiation emergencies, and to protect the thyroid gland when certain types of radiopharmaceuticals are used.

•Sassafras can be used externally to relieve insect bites or stings and to remove lice (off the market due to being carcinogenic when consumed)

•They also claimed to melt away fat while shrinking skin so that there would be no excess skin after the weight was lost

Did they work?


The head of the AMA’s (American Medical Association) investigative wing called the product “unadulterated hokum,” and in 1926, it was declared a fraud by the U.S. Postmaster General and the company was barred from advertising or processing sales through the mail.

Definition of hokum

1a device used (as by showmen) to evoke a desired audience response

2pretentious nonsense 

Modern Weight Loss soaps

Lotus flower Herbal slimming soap

This soap is available on amazon, it says “colleagues can pull tight” ?

Check out the “logic” behind these modern day weight loss soaps at https://www.useyourbrainforscience.com/bad-science-on-the-internet-fat-burning-soap/

Amazon.com : AOQILI Seaweed Defat SOAP ~ 10 bars Promotion Package ...
Seaweed weight loss soap!
Volcanic clay and coffee weight loss soap!

The only way to lose weight is to burn more kcal than you consume (sadly) Below is a chart how men and women grow fat differently. Which explains why women are more likely to suffer from cellulite.

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