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Sodium Laureth Sulfate – The Facts

While we have discussed Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in depth we also get quite a few questions on Sodium Laureth Sulfate. In particular people want to know if it’s dangerous, what it’s made from, if it’s really just the same thing as SLS or how it compares to SLS. In this article I will attempt to […]

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Uncle Harry's Natural Toothpaste

An SLS Free Toothpaste List

Studies have proven that SLS causes damage to the oral tissues. This can lead to canker sores and mouth ulcers. As opposed to shampoos and skin care products, toothpaste is often swallowed and SLS can be responsible for an upset stomach and possible Diarrhea. As the mouth becomes dry the pH becomes more acidic and acid […]

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Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate

What is Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate

Our site has a lot of information on Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), however we also get quite a few questions about the ingredient Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA). In this article I’d like to clarify any differences between SLS and SLSA and tackle a few common misconceptions. How Does it Compare to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate The two […]

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Stone Crop Gel Wash

Sulfate Free Face Wash For Sensitive Skin

Here’s the hard and fast rule for people with sensitive skin: avoid facial products that foam. Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a popular foaming agent widely used in personal care products. SLS is cheap, it’s a detergent, it will extract moisture from your skin, and it will irritate sensitive skin. There are numerous references on […]

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ArtNaturals Argan Oil Shampoo

Chemical Free Shampoo Brands You Should Try

Did you know that more than 60 percent of ingredients in shampoos get absorbed into your skin? It’s true, and the interaction of these chemicals with your body can cause increased health risks. Throughout our site we’ve discussed primarily Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate, but some people prefer to go even further and […]

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Jason Dandruff Relief

Best Sulfate Free Dandruff Shampoo

Is your scalp itchy and flaky after shampooing? If so, then part of the blame can often be placed on Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). In many cases a sulfate free dandruff shampoo such as Sage Shampoo or Jason Dandruff Relief can alleviate the problem. These brands are certainly worth trying if conventional dandruff shampoo’s are not […]

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Natural Remedies for Canker Sores

For anyone that suffers from canker sores, tingling and burning of the tongue and inner mouth are signs that a canker sore is developing. Most people won’t be affected more than once or perhaps twice per year while some of us endure canker sores fairly regularly. These painful sores typically last around 14 days, in […]

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Formaldehyde and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

We’ve been asked a lot recently about cancer and SLS and while we have written on this topic and firmly hold the view that “there is no documented proof whatsoever of a link between SLS and Cancer” the question is still asked quite often. We think it comes down to two factors: People distrust what […]

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SLS and Acne

Does Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Cause Acne?

More than half of adult women and a quarter of adult men struggle with acne. Some treatments are simple and can cure the problem within weeks, while other treatments can take much longer depending on the cause. A lot of dermatologists put the blame on products we use for our hair, skin, and oral hygiene. […]

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A List of Sulfate Free Baby Products

The use of safe and toxin-free baby care products is important to any parent concerned about the long-term health of their children. It’s important to note that not only are children more sensitive to toxins in their environment, but they may also be more inclined to experiment with products containing toxins. In toddlers for instance this […]

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