And because I have been experimenting much on different beauty products, I have almost forgotten the very killers that lurk around our bathroom. I seriously have to do some thorough checking and should stash away toiletries that contain these dangerous ingredients- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLE) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES).
no to sles
Meanwhile here is the stuff we use around our home. Honey Propolis Shampoo by Ilog Maria. For the record, this is not a paid advertisement. I use nothing else on our son’s hair and I hope to raise awareness to my dear readers on the ill-effects of our usual commercial products and make a buzz as well that there is a choice for us and not just live with what we got used to. I figured people continue to patronize the usual bad products because they think they have no choice. Don’t let the commercial rule your lives.
Here’s the stuff straight from the Ilog Maria website.
Honey Propolis Shampoo (Family Size)
Handmade in our Beefarm from natural ingredients: Honey for conditioning &hair growth. Propolis for scalp infections, dandruff, falling & greying hair. Natural oils like palm kernel oil, castor oil and coconut oil for gentle cleansing. Aromatherapy grade essential oils from herbs and fruits nourish and heal your scalp, while fighting skin ailments.
Place a small amount of our natural shampoo in your palm. Work into a rich lather in your hair. If no bubbles form, this is because our natural shampoo is reacting with and eliminating all the residues from commercial shampoos, hair oils, grime. Rinse out thoroughly. Then put a small amount of shampoo again, work into a rich lather. Keep lather on while bathing the rest of your body. Rinse well.
For the very best hair conditioning, nothing can beat two sliced kalamansi. Their pulp and skin have enough limonene oil to condition your hair naturally, perfectly. Rub the juice, pulp and skin oils into your hair and rinse very well. This will leave your hair soft and shining without the residue of commercial chemical hair conditioners.
|Unit Weight(g)||:||275 grams|
SLE is known around the world as a skin irritant. In fact, the primary purpose why SLS is used in clinical studies is to cause skin irritation that can be used to identify the properties of other chemicals. Another clinical report states that some in depth studies have indicated that SLS enters and maintains residual levels in the heart, liver, lungs and brain from skin contact. Which makes our regular use of shampoos, soaps, cleansers and toothpastes with the said chemicals a potential health threat.
SLE and SLES also cause hormonal imbalance, eye irritation, protein denaturing and carcenogenicity. The last two are related that even as these two toxic substances denatures proteins, it heightens the risk of potential to cause pre-cancerous conditions.