Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Are you kidding me?? I am amazed at how many times I have run across a way we add toxic chemicals to our environment, much less ourselves. Where as everyone may think I am extreme, they still show up to get veggies, and get toothpaste and almond cheese, ect. I am not complaining,. this is a good thing, its a win win situation for all involved. I have entered a whole new world of whole living.
It feels a bit silly that I need to "learn" to go natural. After buying soapnuts, and realizing that laundry soap "suds up" with help, I started to look into other products that still remain in my house.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate, (SLS) is in EVERYTHING!!! WHY?? Its cheap!! This is the same stuff that is in products that degrease your car engine. I am currently using shampoo that is striping the natural oils from my hair. It is well documented that SLS denatures the oils of the skin,. which also compromises the lower skin layers to environment contaminates.
We are now in a world where skin cancer, hormone disruption, and PMS are common everyday conversations, or part of our exposure by media. SLS has direct implications to these conditions and more.
You may be able to convince yourself that this is an OK product to use, since it is in secondary applications like laundry soap, or shampoo is not ingested,. however,. you can find SLS in over 80 different products , including mascara, and toothpaste.
Toxicity can be noted in less then 0.5%, and some soaps have as much as 30%. using any product that contains SLS can lead to damage to the hair follicle, skin irritation, eye damage in children, and liver toxicity.
The cheaper the product,. the higher levels of Sodium Laureth Sulfate. I can't even begin to count , how many times I have purchased that $1 bottle of shampoo, trying to save money.
Making my own, with baking soda, or vinegar,.is even cheaper than the $1 shampoo. As of to date,. there are no complications or horrible cancer stories related to the use of baking soda/vinegar/or soap nuts,.......
The savings can hardly be tabulated, since the amount you would use in minimal. As I stare at my 5lb box of baking soda, I am having a difficult time figuring out the dollar amount one tsp would be,. but I can live with it, and the results are amazing.
Even if you try it, and don't like it,. at least you tried!! if baking soda/vinegar is not your route to go,. try looking for products that are at least SLS free!