Toxic Ingredients we DO NOT USE
Ammonia: a known irritant to eyes and skin and severely irritating to the respiratory tract if inhaled. Toxic to Aquatic life. Found in window cleaners, floor and furniture polish, drain cleaners, toilet, bathroom, multi-surface, glass, oven and stainless-steel cleaners.
Animal Products or animal bi-products: we are 100% certified vegan and cruelty free. Cruelty free means that we do not test on animals, ever.
Benzalkonium Chloride: classified as a skin, eye and lung irritant. Very toxic to aquatic life. Overuse can cause bacterial resistance and prevent the immune system from developing natural immunity to pathogens. Found in antiseptic wipes and surface cleaners.
Chlorine: can severely affect indoor air quality. Studies show that fumes from chlorine significantly increased asthma symptoms in children. Can be found in automatic dishwashing detergents, bleach, disinfectant cleaners, mildew removers and toilet cleaners.
COCAMIDE DEA/MEA: classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans and has contamination concerns. Used in many personal care products to enhance foaming capabilities.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine: voted 'Allergen of the Year’ by the American Contact Dermatitis Society. A very harsh skin and eye irritant. Found in shampoo, toothpaste, contact lens solutions, bath gels, cleaners, liquid soaps, and make-up remover.
Ethanolamine: very harsh on skin and eyes and can be contaminated with carcinogenic ingredients. Commonly found in oven cleaner, drain opener, hard water stain remover, toilet cleaner and stove top cleaner.
Fragrance: can include benzone phthalates, formaldehyde, napthalene, xylene, toluenes, and aldehydes. These toxins are related to cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders, neurotoxicity, and allergic reactions. A study done in 2001 by the Environmental Protection Agency found synthetic fragrances to contain hormone disruptors linked to abnormal cell reproduction. Found in most cosmetics, personal care products and home cleaners.
Isothiazolinones: a group of very harsh preservatives (MIT, MCIT, BIT) with high health hazards. Known as skin sensitizers and can cause Allergic Contact Dermatitis. Can be found in an array of products from shampoo, baby wipes and home cleaners.
Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (CMIT): common preservatives linked to lung toxicity, allergic reactions and possible neurotoxicity. Found in many liquid personal care products, baby lotion, liquid soaps and detergents.
Mineral oil: derived from non-renewable resources.
Parabens (methylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben): High level of evidence for parabens being endocrine disruptors, interfering with hormone regulation in the body and have also been linked to breast cancer. Widely used in many many personal care and home cleaning products.
PEG 150 Thickening Agent: we do not use any thickening agents. Our products are pure and concentrated.
Phenoxyethanol: often found in ‘natural’ products including body wash, shampoo, baby lotions and home cleaning products yet found to be toxic to the body even in small doses. The EPA, Chemical Toxicity Database states that it may cause central nervous system depression, kidney damage, skin irritation, headaches, dizziness, nausea and drowsiness. If inhaled it may cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation. Japan has banned the use of it.
Phthalates: a group of hormone-disrupting chemicals that are found in synthetic fragrances in everything from shampoo to deodorant and laundry detergent. Phthalate exposure has been linked to early puberty in girls, a risk factor for later-life breast cancer.
Phosphates: detrimental to the environment and can cause death to aquatic ecosystems. Used in automatic dish detergents and laundry detergents and silver cleaner.
Polyethylene Glycol (PEG): the materials used to make PEGS are known to cause cancer and there is a possibility that PEG’s are contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, another carcinogen. Used in cleaning products, skin conditioning agents and baby products.
Propylene Glycol: a known skin, eye and lung irritant. Studies show it can provoke allergic reactions in patients with eczema and other skin allergies. Extended exposure has also been linked to the development of asthma and allergic reactions in children. Used in an array of home cleaning products.
Sodium Hypochlorite: Known as bleach. High Health Hazard. Known as a skin and eye irritant and is environmentally toxic.
Sodium Laurel Sulphate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES): Known to produce skin and eye irritation and has been shown to produce skin changes in mice. Found in shampoos, facial cleansers, body washes and many household cleaning products
Synthetic Dyes: can be harmful for Human health and for the environment.
Triclosan: Classified as a pesticide, and banned by the US for use in soap. Can affect the body’s hormone systems, especially thyroid hormones, and may disrupt normal breast development. Known to be irritating to the skin and eyes, and is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Found in antimicrobial soap, cleaning products, toothpaste, mouthwash, and cosmetics.
Trisodium NTA: based on animal testing, Trisodium NTA has been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans. Used in many home cleaners.
Information in the What we DO NOT USE and why is sourced from:
The Environmental Working Group, https://www.ewg.org
The Environmental Protection Agency https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au
The Chemical Toxicity Database https://www.epa.gov
The National Center for Biotechnology Information https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
The Department of Health & Human Services https://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics http://www.safecosmetics.org