We live in a toxic environment. We inhale toxins into our lungs when we pass a smoker, a laundry mat or a freshly cleaned bathroom. We ingest toxins into our body when we eat MacDonalds (glyphosate) or eat tuna (mercury). We absorb toxins into our skin when we sit on a new sofa (flame retardants) or when we put on sunscreen (octylmethoxycinnamate)
We also get a hefty dose of toxins with our every-day soaps. For example, typical hand soaps have sodium lauryl sulfate, phthalates, and parabens in them as well as eight more negative chemicals.
Parabens are cosmetic preservatives known to have a have hormone-disrupting effects.
Sodium lauryl sulfates are surfactants know to have "irritating", pro-inflammatory effects.
Phthalates are used to increase the softness and flexibility of plastics and known to disrupt hormone production.
How to avoid soap toxins?
One way to avoid all these toxins in hand soaps, body washes and shampoos is to use an organic, all natural soap instead, like Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap. It is all natural and can be used in multiple ways: on your hands, face, or hair. It can be diluted with 50% water and still work well to get things cleaned.
Growing your lifestyle of wellness by eliminating toxins in your environment can be an overwhelming proposition. But it's possible by taking baby steps. Dr. Bronners is an excellent, non-toxic product that should be one of those first steps.