Healthy Beginnings

Ever Wonder Why Soap Has Bubbles?

Typically, the answer is synthetic chemicals. The larger, luxurious, longer-lasting suds and bubbles which we have become accustomed to are pretty and fun, but actually bear no relationship to cleansing or cleaning performance! This is just one example of the thousands of products used everyday that expose our bodies to harmful toxins, which are considered ‘safe’ for our frequent use.

…people are exposed to hundreds of chemicals over the course of a day… people face multiple sources of exposure from multiple consumer products…

Day after day, we are being bombarded with more and more of these potentially toxic chemicals. Currently, there are approximately 80,000 chemicals in use with new ones being introduced on a daily basis.

89% of 10,500 ingredients used in personal care products have not been evaluated for safety by the CIR, the FDA, nor any other publicly accountable institution.

These chemicals can be found in the foods we eat, the fluids we drink, the air we breathe and the personal care products we use. Consuming these products can create a toxic battleground inside our bodies — more than our built-in detoxification system can handle. This can lead to numerous health problems.

Consumers believe that ‘if it’s on the market, it can’t hurt me.’ And, this belief is sometimes wrong.

How Natural Is It? Common Indicators of Natural Soap Products:

Color: Natural colors are generally more opaque and not as clear.

Smell: A natural scent will smell like the ingredient and what it is composed of, not a perfume.

Sudsing: Bubbles and sudsing can be created using natural ingredients; however, the bubbles are smaller, lighter, more delicate and will not last as long. Sudsing will be less.

Thickness (viscosity): In natural products, thickness is controlled by natural vegetable gums and sea plants; the thickness is variable. The more viscous soaps are created using synthetic ingredients.

1CDC 2003, Thornton et al. 2002, EWG 2003, Environmental Working Group, www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep

2FDA 2000, CIR 2003, Environmental Working Group, www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep

3Environmental Working Group, www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep


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