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Three Soap Ingredients You Should Avoid

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Organic, plant-based, eco-friendly – are these soaps really good for skin and the Earth? Yes! If they dont have harm ingredients. Here’s a list of soap ingredients that are most harmful to the environment, including those made from plant-based materials. These ingredients can not only harm the environment and cause skin irritations.


Shampoos and conditioners, moisturizing products, skin care products, sunscreens, razor gels, and deodorants. Parabens can be found in almost any grooming product. Parabens are known to be irritating to the skin, so we have included it on our list of soap ingredients to avoid. Parabens can be described as a “grouping of preservative substances used in cosmetics, personal hygiene products and food products”

Have you ever wondered why soap or shampoo never go bad? Parabens are substances that prevent mold and fungi growth in products. As parabens are a common ingredient in many products, it is difficult to avoid them completely. Scientific American states that parabens can be found in individual products within the safe limits established by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Drug Administration (FDA), cumulative inhalation to chemicals from multiple products could overload our bodies and contribute to a wide variety of health problems. But, more importantly, parabens have been shown to increase the risk of developing cancer or reproductive toxicity. The European Union established guidelines regarding the types and amounts of parabens allowed in products. These restrictions are not enforced in the United States. It’s up to the consumer to check if parabens are present in grooming products.


These are ingredients you will find more often in shampoos than in body washes. We recommend that you avoid sulphates from soaps. The most common sulphates found are sodium lauryl and sodium Laureth. They are most commonly used to suds up soap in the shower. Sulphates are responsible for reducing the surface tension between shampoo and skin. This allows active ingredients to clean dirt, oil, and skin more effectively.

They are used in shampoo, dish soap, and laundry detergent. Their effectiveness is one of the main reasons sulphates are found in many shampoos. They are great at cleaning hair. Let us tell you something important: There is no evidence that sulphates can cause cancer. Although there are many negative reports about sulphates, it is not supported by any evidence. Sulphates can cause hair damage so you should avoid them. Although sulphates can remove oil from your hair well, they can be too effective on cleaning (if we can say so). To keep your hair healthy and looking good, you need some moisture. Some shampoos with sulphates can strip your hair of moisture. Sulphate is a soap ingredient that can cause hair to become dry and brittle.


Phthalates, like parabens are found in everything, from plastic packaging to vinyl flooring. There are many phthalates. You will also find phthalates in laundry detergents, soaps and shampoos. This is why we have included it on our list of soap ingredients you should avoid. Let’s start by defining phthalates. These chemicals are synthetic chemicals used to make plastic. It can be difficult to find products that do not contain phthalates because they are so widespread. You should look for organic shampoo/soap to avoid phthalates. This will ensure that you know the soap has not been contaminated with chemicals and prevent any potential dangers.


While there are many companies that offer eco-friendly, plant-based solutions for your body’s needs, it is not impossible to remove the three soap ingredients. If you are looking for eco-friendly or plant-based solutions to your bodily needs, be sure to read the ingredients before you buy.

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