Do you know how to read a personal product label?

Do you know what is in the products you use daily (shampoo, lotions, soaps)?  The Environmental Wellness Group has the following list of ingredients to avoid:

How to read a label
Every personal care product must list its ingredients. Here’s how to navigate the label:

  • Start at the end, with preservatives. Avoid:
    • Words ending in “paraben”
    • DMDM hydantoin
    • Imidazolidinyl urea
    • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
    • Methylisothiazolinone
    • Triclosan
    • Triclocarban
    • Triethanolamine (or “TEA”)
  • Check the beginning of the ingredients lists, where soaps, surfactants, and lubricants show up. Try to avoid ingredients that start with “PEG” or have an “-eth” in the middle (e.g., sodium laureth sulfate).
  • Read the ingredients in the middle. Look for these words: “FRAGRANCE,” “FD&C,” or “D&C.”

We’ve partnered with a company that has some good alternatives to these – check it out and let us know what you think!

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