Most of us have our special skincare routine using the same products and brands because that is what we are accustomed to. Did you ever take time to look at the ingredients on the back of the packages and bottles? If not, you should.
Many of the most famous product lines on the market that claim to be all-natural and good for your body actually contain chemicals, perfumes, dyes, preservatives, and other ingredients that can harm the skin and our overall health throughout time. Let’s take a look at the top six ingredients that are probably in your favorite Soap. There are many others not mentioned here that are concerning, too.
The good news is that there are homemade soap products like Bombay Specialty Soap that offer an alternative without the negative side effects. We take the time and care to offer products that we are proud to make ourselves and share with you, like our incredible specialty soap line. Continue to read more.
Top Six Not Good For You Ingredients In Personal Care Products To Avoid
Formaldehyde Hard to Pronounce, Harder On Your Health
Formaldehyde is hard to pronounce and even harder on your health. It is commonly used to preserve and extend the shelf life of Soap, personal care, and beauty products. It is linked to cancer, asthma, and nervous system disorders and should be avoided. It can also cause sensitive skin issues and dry skin.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Creates Familiar Suds and Foam
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a chemical found in many popular soaps, both for the body and household cleaning products. It is what gives the Soap its sudsy and foamy nature we love. It also helps remove oil and grease, giving us a squeaky-clean feeling. It can lead to dry, irritated skin, especially for those with sensitive skin issues.
Parabens Popular for Extending Shelf Life
Parabens are used to preserve and extend many product’s shelf life. They are commonly used in products like Soap, makeup, bubble baths, medicine, and many processed foods. Research shows that parabens can cause skin irritation and negatively affect our hormones. This can cause cancer, fertility issues, birth defects, and other health issues. Steer clear of parabens and switch to a soap that includes natural botanicals like Bombay Specialty Soap.
1,4 Dioxane Is Used As A Stabilizer
1,4 Dioxane is a nasty chemical and is a common ingredient added to Soap, and many personal care products used every day. It stabilizes the product. It is known to possibly cause cancer in humans and animals because when it penetrates your skin over time, it can cause toxic results. Unfortunately, the FDA doesn’t require this ingredient to appear on a label, so the best way to avoid it is to use an all-natural, skin-friendly product like Bombay Specialty Soap.
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG compounds) Thicken and Soften Soap
PEGs are chemicals used to thicken and soften and make soap and personal care products carry moisture better. PEGs are commonly added with other chemicals like 1,4 dioxane and ethylene oxide, both related to causing cancer.
Synthetic Fragrance Makes Soap Smell Good But Bad For Our Health
We love a wonderfully scented soap and shampoo. Something about fragrance invigorates, relaxes, and makes us feel better. Many personal care and home living products use synthetic fragrances made from chemicals that are actually harmful to us.
Soap, shampoo, bubble bath, hand sanitizer, cream, lotion, and other personal care products, as well as air fresheners, candles, and incense, use a petroleum-based fragrance that, over time, can cause allergies, skin issues, and hormone irregularities. They can also be a cause of headaches, asthma, sinus issues, and migraines.
Bombay Specialty Soap Only Has Healthy Good For Your Ingredients
Now that you are aware that your favorite personal care products may include harmful health ingredients, we want to introduce you to our luxurious homemade soap line that is free of everything that harms. Bombay Specialty Soap is special indeed. Our motto is “the soap that makes you want to wash your hands.”
Each long-lasting five-ounce bar is made in Maine. Our all-natural, organic human, animal, and environmentally friendly products feature skin-loving moisturizing ingredients that leave you clean, fresh, and smelling great! We believe in protecting our environment, the core of our philosophy. We never and will never use any animal fats or harmful chemical additives. Our Soap is full of love and good-for-you organic oils like Shea butter, cocoa butter, and pure honey, offering wonderful results.
Bombay Specialty Soaps Are Made With Natural, Organic Ingredients
Our homemade soap fragrances are derived from natural, organic ingredients found on Earth, like lavender, mint, rosemary, sage, and other herbs that not only smell wonderful but offer skin-healing properties. Flowers are also found in many of our specialty soaps and leave you with natural floral notes.
Our special soap fragrance blends include Lavender and Sage, English Garden, The Perfect Man, Seaside Cotton, Summer in Maine, Lebanese Soul, Charcoal and Sea, and Crackling Birch. We even have an extra special formulation and fragrance for your pet called Doggie Shampoo for itchy, stinky dogs.
Bombay Comfort Clothing Donates 10% Back To Animal Rescue: “No Animal Is Left Behind”
A common thread at Bombay Comfort Clothing is our love and care for animal welfare and rescue. Whether it is feeding hungry feral cats or caring for elderly abandoned dogs, it is everyone’s responsibility to care for animals in need. This is why our team actively helps all animals and why we donate 10 percent of all Bombay orders back to animal rescue and adoption. Learn more here about our “no animal left behind” mission.
Bombay Comfort Clothing And Specialty Soap: A Brand For The People
Now that you know the hidden and harmful ingredients that might be in your favorite Soap and personal care products, review the labels before using them again. Protect your health and wellness by choosing an all-natural organic homemade soap line like Bombay Comfort Clothing, a brand for the people. To learn more, click here.