September 22, 2011

Shampoos, Soaps and Ingredients

The newest product at Bryas Soap Box is Shampoo, natural and organic for beautiful hair without all the chemical additives. Coconut Honey Mango and Walnut are 2 that I have made so far. I am still amazed at the stuff that is in the bath products that you find in the grocery stores. From the bar soap and body wash to lotions and shampoos, all of it is full of chemicals and totally unpronounceable ingredients.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate are both chemicals that are used in products that we expect to foam up. Soaps, shampoos and toothpaste are among familiar products that we use every day that foams and bubbles. Why are these 2 products something to be concerned about? Maybe because you can find these chemicals in products that are at the local car wash or products that you use to clean the floor of your garage. They strip the oil off the floor of the garage the same way they strip the oil off you skin.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a synthetic surfactant and has been associated with allergies and skin irritation.

These are only 3 of the ingredients in Pantene Shampoo as well as almost every shampoo on the market. It is past time that consumers start demanding better and safer ingredients in our bath and beauty products.

You need to read the back of the products you buy, Oh believe me I know what a pain in the butt that is!!! It seems that no matter what you are going to buy you have to read the label, from the packaged food you eat to the make up you wear. If you can't pronounce the ingredients then maybe you should think twice before eating it or using it on your hair or body.

Check out the ingredients in my soap, the hardest to pronounce word is Saponified and that word means the blending of Lye, Water and Oils. All cold processed soap is made with Lye, normally the wording will be Sodium Hydroxide.

Buy Natural Hand Made, Cold Processed Soap, and of course I am going to tell you to buy from Bryas Soap Box. Spread the news, talk about natural products to your friends, family, co-workers.... Happy Bathing


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