Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lisleman reads another label



I just finished rubbing some titanium dioxide on my teeth.
Did you brush your teeth today? If so, then you did the same.

I’m not a chemist.

Titanium Dioxide which based on my one year of college chemistry in which I started the lab trash can on fire with a chunk of pure sodium, sounds like titanium rust to me. When iron becomes iron oxide we call it rust.

This exploratory adventure in researching this stuff started when I bought some Dove bar soap - “Limited Edition”. I’ve heard of limited edition whiskey, cars, posters, but bar soap? What was this limited edition bar soap?

I’m thinking it’s yet another example from the “a few clowns short of a circus” marketing team.

So I studied the label (BTW I think product labeling is one of the best ideas our government has done) and noticed this titanium stuff.

It just seemed odd to me. Titanium, the space age metal found in spacecraft, jet engines and my bar soap.

Please feel free to fill me in on whatever titanium knowledge you have. I did a quick wikipedia read and learned that it is a common white pigment. It is found in most toothpaste. My bar soap was white.

I might experiment with dropping the soap and seeing if it is stronger than other soap - if I get some funding.

Do you find titanium use odd?

14 comments:

Cheeseboy said...

Interesting. The only thing I knew titanium was used for was golf clubs. I will be sure to keep it out of garbage cans though.

OneStonedCrow said...

I know nothing about Titanium but wouldn't be surprised to find it in soap - I'd be surprised if it was Kryptonite ...

btw ... make sure you're alone before trying any soap-dropping experiments ... :)

dave hambidge said...

I find most things in modern life odd at best; most of it is bonkers. Did npt our forebearers use wood ash or chalk to whiten their nashers?

californiagirl500 said...

Hated chemistry but I've heard rumors about what happens when you drop the soap.

savannah said...

no idea about titanium, sugar, but now that you've given me yet another thing to think about, i'll just have to go and have a look! (i use dove soap, too. i'll admit to starting because i liked their ads and then finding that i really liked the product.) xoxxo

lisleman said...

Oh I'm not picking on Dove soap. Hey I bought the limited edition. I think all the soap that want some white pigment probably use the stuff. I just found it kinda interesting.
thanks

lisleman said...

I'm ok I'm not in prison.
thanks

lisleman said...

I don't know but you are a poet and don't know it.

lisleman said...

I'm not in prison and don't see any occasion in the future for communal showers so I'll be dropping my soap in private. Thanks for the warning. Being a retired miner, you probably know more about minerals than most. Do you collect any type of minerals?

dave hambidge said...

I don't, and aren't...

KristinaP said...

To be honest, I don't think I've ever given titanium a second thought!

Dwmatty said...

The extent of my knowledge about titanium comes from this post. Thank you very much.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm scratching my head over that one. Who knew.
Oy, jj

secret agent woman said...

I'd read that on the list. There are a stunning number of chemicals in our everyday products.

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