Sulfates in soap harm you. Here’s why:
Sulfates in soap dry your skin & eyes:
Lathering agents in consumer soaps may be perceived as higher quality by an uninformed consumer. After all, rubbing your hands together to foam-up your soap can get a bit tedious. Unfortunately, most lathering agents come in the form of sulfates which over-dry your skin and eyes. Have you ever wondered why the consumption of moisturizers are on a constant rise in the United States? Fatty oils in soap are what clean bacteria, pathogens, and dirt – not sulfates nor lathering agents.
Sulfates in soap cause neurotoxicity, nervous system complications, cancer…
It is important to understand that sulfates in soaps, such as Sodium Laurel Sulfate, Akyposal SDS, Sodium Salt, Sodium methyl, and many others, are toxic to organs and human health. For example, 1,4 dioxane, has been heavily discussed within our online community, and is perceived as a high hazard, toxic chemical which may cause brain and central nervous system damage. This chemical may also affect the liver and kidneys. Once flushed down the drain, 1,4 dioxane pollutes our groundwater. Other chemicals such as Benzethonium Chloride, may cause asthma.
Some claim that “everything” may cause cancer, so why worry too much? But if we have the choice to select a healthier product that we use everyday, why not do it? Bottom line: Long-term use of sulfates in soap harm you and the world in which we live. To learn more about sulfates in your soap, please visit the blog section of castilesoap.com.