TOXIC INGREDIENTS TO LOOK OUT FOR:
It can take up to 100's+ chemical ingredients to make 1 scent! Unless from a natural extract.
Mineral Oil: Petrolatum
Look for on label-> mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffinum, parrafinum liquididum -Its a cheap petroleum by-product used as a base for their products because of the cost and it is praised for it’s lubricating action.
Ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, other ingredients ending in –paraben. -Disrupts hormone function and causing damage to the endocrine system.
Can enhance the ability of other chemicals to cause genetic mutations, has been shown to cause developmental defects, and interfere with hormone function.
Look for on label->phenoxyethanol - Another preservative known to disrupt the central nervous system.
Sodium Lauryl Ether (sulfate):
Look for on label ->SLS, SLES, sodium dodecyl sulfate, sodium PEG lauryl sulfate, -Makes fake foaming action in baby shampoossimilar: Cocamidopropyl betaine, ceteareth,” “oleth,” “laureth,” “myreth,” or “xynol”—all of these may produce 1,4-Dioxane as a byproduct.
Look for on label-> PEG- followed by a number. The lower the number, the more easily the compound is absorbed into the skin. - Vehicle for which bad chemicals can travel through and penetrate your baby's skin.similar:Look out for ingredients such as propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol (PEG), or polypropylene glycol (PPG).
Quaternium-15 & DMDH Hydantoin:
These synthetic antioxidants are commonly used as preservatives but can cause allergic reactions, are possible human carcinogens and can interfere with hormone function.
Synthetic colors have been linked to skin irritation, ADHD, and cancer. To avoid them, steer clear of ingredients that start with “FD&C” or “D&C” followed by a color and number (such as FD&C Red No. 6).
Really you need an explanation! 1,3-dimethylol-5, diazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin, glyoxal, meethenamine, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, and quaternium-15.
Sources to check your products cleanliness
Think Dirty APP
EWG's Healthy Living APP
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