This is our no-fly list of the ingredients we do not to use when formulating our family-friendly products.
Commonly used preservatives to prevent bacteria and mould. Reported as likely endocrine disruptors, said to alter the body’s hormone functions.
Synthetic BHA/BHT Preservatives
butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
Synthetic antioxidants used to help products last longer. Reported as likely carcinogens and endocrine (hormone) disruptors.
dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
diethyl phthalate (DEP)
diethyl hexyl phthalate (DEHP)
Chemicals used to make products more pliable and to increase the performance of synthetic fragrances. Reported as likely endocrine (hormone) disruptors.
Formaldehyde / Formaldehyde Donors
2-bromo-2- nitropropane-1,3 diol (Bronopol)
Used as a preservative. Reported as a likely carcinogen.
sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES)
Synthetic surfactants (detergents) used to increase cleansing performance. Reported potential contamination with 1,4-Dioxane, which has been reported as a likely carcinogen.
Surfactants (see synthetic sulfates) and pH adjuster (alter the acidity or alkalinity of a finished product). They have been linked to allergies, skin toxicity, hormone disruption, and inhibited fetal brain development.