SIMPLE TIP OF THE DAY:
IF IT LATHERS WELL…IT’S PROBABLY BAD FOR YOU
One of the hardest things to overcome when switching to safe, non-toxic products is the way they look, feel and smell. We have been trained by heavy marketing and advertising by large corporations, that products are supposed to “be” a certain way. Shaving cream is supposed to foam up into a huge foamy ball, shampoo needs to have rich, thick suds in order to clean, personal products are supposed to “do” certain things. The problem is the chemicals used to create these suds and foams are toxic. Chemicals used to create these foamy textures are almost always Sulfates or Cocamide DEA, TEA or MEA which are linked to cancer, skin irritation, and organ system toxicity. The are only added to do just that…foam and add suds…they have nothing to do with cleanliness or effectiveness. Now just because it has some lather doesn’t mean it should be avoided. Many responsible companies have tried to meet your needs by having some lather in their products. But if you want that organic product to suds up like the conventional ones…it won’t. You just think they do because you have been taught for a lifetime that your products do that in order to work. Time to rethink.