Do you know why you need to use sulfate free body wash? I have been on a mission for a few years now trying to rid my home of these bath and body products that have sulfates. It’s actually very easy, you just need to know what to look for and then you can enjoy sulfate free living!
Why Sulfate Free Body Wash
Just about all shampoos, shower gels and even toothpastes contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) because this is a foaming agent that gets these products to bubble and foam. Most people aren’t aware, however, that the compound irritates the skin and damages hair follicles and begins to build up in the heart, liver, brain and lungs. Over time, SLS begins to do real damage to the immune system and can even cause the various layers of the skin to separate.
One study conducted on this compound found that through prolonged use, these compounds made the skin more susceptible to absorbing carcinogens from the environment. Since carcinogens can be found everywhere from household cleaners to certain food products you really don’t want to increase vulnerability to these compounds.
Switching Over to Sulfate Free Body Wash Is Easy
Switching over to sulfate free body wash is quite easy, and you just need to read your labels. Some products can say that they are “green” but still contain SLS!
Here are a few of my favorite sulfate free body wash items!
Let mickey and Minnie take care of bath time with our gentle moisturizing 2-in-1 shampoo + body wash. The naturally derived, hypoallergenic formula is free of dirty ingredients, including parabens, phthalates or edta, for oodles of tear-free fun in the tub for kids and kids-at-heart.
Naked is natural – just like this body wash, which is packed with rich, naturally derived ingredients like aloe vera, with no parabens, phthalates, or EDTA. It simply leaves skin soft and clean, not to mention delicately scented in a fresh, nature-inspired fragrance. Method believes clean smells like olive leaves, fresh herbs, and a hint of citrus. In a world where cleaning products often smell at best, bland and boring, and at worst, noxious and offensive, Method takes pride in making products that smell great. Method believes in happy, healthy homes where potentially toxic chemicals don’t live. That’s why every ingredient used in Method products is comprehensively evaluated by independent environmental research institute MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) for people and planet safety.
Get off to a fresh start every day with Burt’s Bees Citrus and Ginger Body Wash. Essential citrus oils and ginger root extract mingle with a natural plant-based cleansing formula in this bottle of natural soap. Simply lather up with this body wash for clean skin that feels invigorated, fresh and soft. After washing with this 99.3% natural bath and body cleanser, follow up with your favorite Burt’s Bees lotion. Pamper your skin naturally, with Burt’s Bees.
To give your skin an invigorating wake-up call, grab a bottle of Burt’s Bees Men’s Body Wash. This 100% natural liquid soap is made from coconut oils for body cleansing, and the scent of citrus, cypress and fir oils to energize. Its great aroma will help revive you every morning. Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care for Men features an entire line of male grooming products. Put the power of nature to work for your skin with Burt’s Bees.
It’s important that you only use shampoos and conditioners that are sulphate free. Take the time to check out the ingredients list when you go shopping so you can make an informed decision.