I recently just learned of the hazards posed by SLS. When your google "the purpose of SLS," this is what comes up. "surfactant, wetting surfaces, emulsifying or solubilizing oils, and suspending soil so that they can be rinsed away. This ingredient contributes foaming properties to cleaning products. SLS is safe for use in cleaning products."
But, is it really safe? Answer: No it's not! It ends up as as residue on your clothing and bedding with direct access to your skin. Your skin is your body's largest organ and once absorbed through your skin, it has direct access to your endocrine system. See our recent blog posts.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate a toxic ingredient found in your laundry detergent and cosmetics is causing stress on and in your body! 9/6/19
SLS Toxicity to the Endocrine System Disrupting healing from Morgellons 10/17/19
And consider this: Because of Morgellons and other skin parasites, your skin is highly sensitive. No wonder why something SLS would further irritate your skin.
I initially brought our Laundry Soap into our store several years ago for it's value with septic tank systems. Contrary to detergents, NG Laundry Soap is completely biodegradable and doesn't contribute to clogging the septic system and doesn't destroy healthy bacteria. Over the years some, who tried it, have fallen in love with it and buy it by the gallon--so to speak. But, generally, most have ignored it in our store and stayed with their laundry detergent that they've used year after year. No fret, my goal was to eventually market it to hospitals and nursing homes where they use large volumes of detergents.
Because of what I've learned about SLS, I'm making a big push to have everyone use our laundry soap. Why? I have to admit, I've been rather ignorant about ingredients in soaps and laundry soaps and figured that since they got rid of phosphates years ago, that they were all safe. Then, several weeks ago, I learned of the dangers of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). And that SLS contributes to many health issues. See update titled, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate a toxic ingredient found in your laundry detergent and cosmetics is causing stress on and in your body! 9/6/19. Being involved in the writing of that update opened my eyes.
And then we had a follow up post going into how SLS affects your endocrine system, SLS Toxicity to the Endocrine System Disrupting healing from Morgellons 10/17/19.
First, I learned that SLS is in basically every detergent or laundry soap and that the residue ends up on your clothing and bedding right onto to your skin--bad news.
Second, I realized that our top selling red NG bar soap had SLS in it and immediately had it reformulated to get rid of it.
Thirdly, I learned that SLS on your skin can contribute to itchy, cracked, dry skin.
Fourthly, SLS is in many cosmetics.
Wow, the third one is the breaker. Morgellons, Collembola, mites, and skin fungus cause itching. So, here we are subjecting our skin to an agent (SLS) that can also cause itching. So, how can you tell if your itching might be from the parasites or the SLS in the clothing and bedding? Now, I'm highly recommending that you get rid of any laundry detergent or soap that you are now using that has SLS or other dangerous chemicals and shift to our NG Laundry Soap. Why keep using something that may contribute to itching and worst of all is not friendly to our planet. Our NG laundry soap is made from renewable plant sources, has the USDA insignia, and is completely bio degradable like our Nature's Gift debriding soap is.
Give it a try and see if it cleans your fibers deeper than your detergent does as others report it does. It deep cleans the fibers of your clothing and bedding like NG cleans your skin.
And, to make it even more economical, we're offering it in a larger 22 oz bottle in addition to the 9 oz bottle that we have. Even the 9 oz bottle will do about 40 loads of laundry. So, try it out and make it a habit. It can be use with borax and ammonia or bleach in the washing machine.
And, as far as #4 goes, none of our lotions, creams, gels, shampoos, or soaps have SLS or any dangerous chemicals.