Vermont Soapwork's unique Castile Bath & Shower Gel is made by mixing Aloe Castile Liquid Soap with a special extract of vegetable gums in glycerin. This produces the desired gel viscosity - usually a honey like consistency. The extract adds extra emollients and silkiness creating a product that is good for all but the driest skin. Castile Bath & Shower Gel is a natural alternative to the SLS, DEA and Cocobetaine (with salt, artificial color, fragrance and preservative) formulas in common use today. This is one of the only natural alternative bath & shower gels sold today.