I need people to sound off on what they would reccomend (smell and function) for shower soap(gel or bar) shampoos and deodarant. Hellllllllllpppppppp
Take my advice and buy a bar of Hugo Naturals bar soap in the scent of your choice
Usually petroleum products, synthetic scents, parabens, propylene glycol, sodium laureth or lauryl sulfate. Any of those disqualify a soap from being natural.
Believe it or not, Parabens are very natural. Blueberries for example (and other fruits/vegetables) have a lot of Methyparabens. There are various derivatives, some natural and some not. The natural vs. non-natural nomenclature becomes very very murky
But I agree, SLS and the like should be avoided.
I know parabens are natural, but the ones used by the industry are not. Even so, all they have a benzene ring, which is the problem. Being natural does not mean safe, snake poison is natural and it can kill you
But one thing is certain, Nature did not create substances for profit, and it's not greedy. Big corporations create synthetic substances just for profit, the more the better. They don't care about your health, my health, or anybody else's health.
Dr. Bronner ! certified organic 'awesomeness'....
I agree with you in principle, but there has to be a clear distinction between these products. Snake venom, albeit natural, can kill you yes, but that's the snake's defense mechanism. Today, roughly a dozen diagnostic tests and drugs are derived from snake venom.
Same thing with parabens. They are benzoic acid derivatives...not benzene. Just because it has a benzene ring, doesn't mean it is dangerous. Lots of amino acids (Tryptophan, Tyrosine, etc...) and even your bases (Adenine, Cytosine, Guanine, Thymine) in your DNA are based on the basic benzene ring...That is one of the most common structures in nature.
Parabens are antimicrobial compounds...There's lots of derivatives: Methyl, ethyl, propyl, you name it...different species make it...Saliva has to some extent methyl and propyl parabens.
Some people can get contact dermatitis from direct contact with these compounds though...so, allergies have been reported.
As for corporations, they have to comply (mostly) with regulations witch stem from public (you and me) pressure. So, let's just not paint all corporations as the evil doers of society
Not natural as in going bad but natural as in not potentially cancer causing.