Soap Good & Bad
At it’s very best soap can prevent the spread of germs and disease. It can help remove dirt, grease and grime. Soap has been around for centuries and has proven it’s usefulness throughout the ages…
At its worst soap can expose you and your family to toxic chemicals that can harm you and the environment…
What, did you just say that soap can hurt me and my family? Yes you are right, it may not seem possible but if you consider the ingredients used these days in soap you will understand why I say what I did…
Everyday Products Endanger Waterways
Using everyday products like soap made with toxic chemicals, endanger our waterways too, when it goes down the drain it has to go somewhere…
Maybe you have noticed that your water is not as pure as it once was, many people no longer drink tap water, personally our water tastes terrible. I still bathe and cook with it, but my husband can’t wash with it at all without having a flare up of eczema and needing another application of steroidal cream.
Help Keep Unwanted Medications & Chemicals Out of the Great Lakes
Everyday Chemicals Used In Soap
Fragrance chemicals are not just one chemical, but a combination of chemicals… Just some of the chemicals that can be in a fragrance include; Phthalates that have been banned in Europe, known to damage the endocrine systems, cause cancer and negatively effect reproduction.
Synthetic Musks are also one of the ingredients that can be in a fragrance. Synthetic Musks are known to disrupt hormones, and cause sun sensitization. Many chemicals used in fragrances have been banned in some countries, or been put watch lists… There are 1000’s of chemicals that can be in a fragrance, many if not most are toxic to human life, and our environment.
For More Information See This Post I Wrote For My Friend Linda Loosli at Food Storage Moms http://www.foodstoragemoms.com/soap
Parabens are used to control bacterial growth in soaps. Because parabens kill bacteria they can contribute to bacterial resistance, something that is causing the development of strains of super bacteria that are not easy to eradicate…. Parabens also contribute to endocrine disorders…
Sulfates are often added to soap, shampoos, body washes, and other cleaning products to increase sudsing. Most people are familiar with the dangers of using SLS Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, but do not realize that their lesser cousin LES Sodium Laureth Sulfate, might be added in place of SLS. All sulfates strip oils from skin, causing the skin to become weak and permeable, leaving it open to eczema and other skin conditions.
Triclosan is a pesticide used in Anti-bacterial soaps, like parabens they contribute to bacterial resistance. Triclosan use is a highly debated issue…
Does Antibacterial Soap Cause More Harm Than Good? FDA To Decide After Four Decades http://www.cbsnews.com/news/does-antibacterial-soap-cause-more-harm-than-good-fda-to-decide-after-four-decades
Best Ways To Avoid Toxic Ingredients
The Very Best Way To Avoid Toxic Ingredients is to make your own soap. Making soap is not much more complicated than cooking, with the exception of using safety gear, you use a recipe and follow the directions… Making your own allows you control over what goes into them…
If you do not want to learn to make your own soap you can purchase soaps that are made by aware soap makers,,, we at Blue Yonder Urban Farms, choose to make only unscented non-toxic soaps…
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