Knowledge = ability to make good choices. I will be writing a series of blog posts on toxic ingredients. Never take it for granted that if a product is available on the market that it is good for you. Many products are made with ingredients because they are economical or that they produce an artificial color, smell, or lather; not bassed on what is good for you or the environment. These posts will be brief, but will give you an idea about what to look for and avoid.
Look for this ingredient and BAN it from the products you purchase and use. It DOES make a difference.
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE
However, SLS is so strong it is also used in car washes, garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers. The M.S.D.S, a government body, classifies SLS as a severe skin …irritant. In tests, animals exposed to SLS experience eye damage, central nervous system depression, laboured breathing, diarrhoea, severe skin irritation, and even death. Source: Saftey Information Resources Institute (S.I.R.I) – Material Safety Data Sheet (M.S.D.S)