Many products list “fragrance” on the label, but very few name the specific ingredients that make up a “fragrance.” Why? Wellllll..... This term was created to protect a company’s “secret formula.” So as a result, they can hide a myriad of ingredients behind the Fragrance and not disclose them.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (commonly known as SLS) is what makes shampoo, hand soap, and body wash lather. Many people think the more something lathers, the better it cleans. There are many reasons to stay clear of this chemical.
Phthalates can harm our bodies and are hardly ever listed on ingredient lables. This yucky chemical is often included in the generic word "Fragrance". Unfortunately, Phthalates can disrupt our endocrine system, cause reproduction issues, and even cause cancer.
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You'll be shocked to learn what chemicals lurk in your laundry detergent. These chemicals sit on your skin for hours during the day. Learn about which ingredients you should avoid. This is an introduction post and will be followed by six posts highlighting each of the most dangerous chemicals inside laundry detergent.