SLS is a harsh detergent that is found in a number of our products and is quite dangerous. Think about your skin absorbing harsh chemicals in extremely small amounts over time. It adds up.
SLES, sodium laureth sulfate, while less harsh still raises an eyebrow or two. You see, many 'natural' products will contain SLES as an ingredient. How in the world could they do this, you may ask? Suprisingly, SLES is derived from coconut oil. That's how. So, does that mean it's natural? Absolutely not!
The coconut oil is taken through a process called ethoxylation, whereby a chemical by the name of ethylene oxide (carcinogen) is mixed in with our precious coconut oil. NOOOOO! As a result, the product foams or produces suds, but not without releasing an awful chemical by the name of Dioxane - not good! Did you know that Dioxane does not have to be listed on the ingredients lists because it is a byproduct!
Quick tip: Any time you see an 'eth' in an ingredient, it has more than likely been taken through the ethoxylation process yielding the icky Dioxane.
Read those ingredient lists people!
Aliases: SODIUM LAUREATE SULFATE, DODECYL SODIUM SULFATE; PEG- (1-4) LAURYL ETHER SULFATE, SODIUM SALT; POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (1-4) LAURYL ETHER SULFATE, SODIUM SALT; POLY (OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL) ,A -SULFO-W (DODECYLOXY) -, SODIUM SALT; POLYOXYETHYLENE (1-4) LAURYL ETHER SULFATE , SODIUM SALT; SODIUM PEG LAURYL ETHER SULFATE; SODIUM POLYOXYETHYLENE LAURYL ETHER SULFATE; SODIUM POLYOXYETHYLENE LAURYL SULFATE; SODIUM SALT PEG- (1-4) LAURYL ETHER SULFATE; SODIUM SALT POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (1-4) LAURYL ETHER SULFATE; SODIUM SALT POLY (OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL) ,A -SULFO-W (DODECYLOXY) -