💯 Why Do One Better
With the amount of toxic ingredients found in hand soap that can have harmful impacts when inhaled on your body, it's worthwhile to invest in a candle that you know won't have a negative impact on your body.
We don't have a piece on the true cost of hand soap yet, where we will go further into the environmental and human issues and discuss about the future direction of hand soap.
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For now, take a look at the ingredients below to learn more about why they could prove harmful to you. Also check out other potential brands that we recommend for a more sustainable, ethical and more affordable option!
🗒️ Ingredients to Watch Out For
We recommend you look into more depth about these ingredients and how they could affect your body. Generally, these descriptions should apply to most people.
- Fragrance: Used to make soap smell like flowers, sunshine, etc., but can contain thousands of hidden chemicals (endocrine disruptors, irritants, etc).There's no way to know what makes up fragrance.
- Parabens (methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl- and others): A preservative to prevent bacteria from growing in cosmetics and soap that has been found to mimic the hormone estrogen.
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS): Ingredient that is added to make soap lather and is a high concern for skin/eye/lung irritation.
- Triclosan: Antibacterial and antifungal ingredient used as a preservative. This chemical negatively impacts the immune system and cardiovascular function.
- Butylatedhydroxy Anisole and Butylated Hydroxytoluene: Synthetic antioxidants used to extend shelf like and are likely carcinogens and hormone disruptors.
- Dioxane: A toxic chemical that can adversely impact kidney, brain, and liver function.
- Formaldehyde: A known human carcinogen, with a common soap derivative known as quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3 diol (Bronopol).
- Polyethylene Glycol (PEG compounds): Used as thickeners, solvents, softeners, and moisture carriers.
- Toluene: A petrochemical derived from petroleium or ocal tar sources. Listed as benzene, toluol, phylmethan, methylben.
All the following alternatives are cruelty free, vegan, and nontoxic.
We know that some prices are higher than average, so we are always on the hunt for more affordable alternatives.
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