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The Toxic 12 Ingredients hidden in your Body Wash or Soap

Posted by CHERI on

Have you heard about the Toxic 12? Sadly, carcinogens and harmful toxins are probably hiding in your favorite body wash. Even in the Clean, Aluminum Free, and Sensitive Skin formulations, you'll often find them in the ingredients list.  

Here are the Toxic 12 Ingredients to look for on your skin care product labels. These ingredients are banned in many countries, but are very commonly found in products on shelves here in the United States. Moisturizers, lathering agents, dyes, alcohols and chemicals that cause cancer, nervous system and hormone ailments, skin allergies, irritation or dermatitis are all on this list.

Toxic 12 Skin Care Ingredients
Sulphates (Sodium Laurate, Laurel Sulphate)
BHA/BHT (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)
PEG (Polyethylene Glycols)
Tetrasodium EDTA
Phthalates (Dibutyl Phthalate)
Parabens / Phenoxyethanol
DEA (Diethanolamine)
Fragrance / Parfum
Siloxanes / Cyclomethicone
Our body is covered with 22 square feet of skin on average. Choose better health by making the swap to all natural, plant-based soaps and shower essentials. Protect your largest organ and reverse some of the damage caused by the absorption of harmful toxins in your soap.
Take a peek at your labels, and please come back to find the all natural version of your favorite scent or formulation! If you can't find a product here that meets your needs, please email us at and let us know how we can create a handmade all natural product for you!
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