SLS and SLES / Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate
You might be familiar with SLS and SLES already, but if you're not, here's some background information on their effects.
Sulfates have been on the radar of organizations like the Environmental Working Group, and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, as they have been linked to issues such as canker sores in toothpaste and eczema in soap. Many companies have tried to soften the effects of Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), by a process called Ethoxylation, which changes it to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). The problem with this is twofold; firstly, ethoxylation generates a by-product known as 1,4 dioxane, which is a known carcinogen whose track record is worse than SLS. Secondly, there are still many cases of lauryl sulfates being linked to skin irritation and eczema. Our natural soaps are made with 100% natural ingredients such as coconut oil, flowers, and herbs. These natural ingredients are just as effective as synthetic ones, not to mention a lot safer.
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