Once upon a time, there was a face soap for women called Dr. Campbell’s Safe Arsenic Soap. It was touted for giving a lovely complexion. Of course, when the women fell dead after using it for a time, death did tend to erase all previous facial problems. We would be quick to say, ‘how horrifying;’ however, we use others that are just as deadly.
Let us look at some harmful products, by category, for which we need to find substitutes:
Men, Women, and Children
Face and body washes; shampoos and conditioners – avoid sodium lauryl sulfate which causes these products to foam or form suds. Avoid parabens, also. Look for shampoos, toothpastes and other personal care products marked “SLS free.”
Use shampoos made with essential oils. You can also wash your hair with baking soda.
Toothpaste – avoid fluoride. Use fluoride-free toothpaste or brush with baking soda and diluted food-grade hydrogen peroxide (not the ones in the pharmacy and supermarket).