Tuesday, March 09, 2010

More body care safety news

I posted a while back about the deception of so-called organic body care products that were using non-organic and even in some cases toxic ingredients. Well, I hope you haven't been using Herbal Essences shampoos because this Friday, details of an agreement from Procter and Gamble to reformulate 18 products from its top-selling Herbal Essences brand to reduce levels of the carcinogenic petrochemical 1,4-Dioxane will be announced by the Organic Consumer's Association and other groups. In addition, OCA and allies will announce new results from a continuing study that has tested over 150 consumer products for the toxic chemical. This year, 20 laundry detergents were tested, including major "natural" and conventional brands. The seven laundry detergent brands from Procter and Gamble had by far the highest levels of 1,4-dioxane overall.

Check out this link for a list of safe body and personal care products.


Joy said...

I hate the scam of "natural" products that really are just as bad as everything else. I have some favorite brands. What are yours?

Cathe Olson said...

For toothpaste, we use Tom's. For skin care I use DermaE.