Ever wonder what’s in your bath products?
In an age where transparency is key, we thought it would be best for our first blog to highlight why Buddha Bath Co products are superior, compared to that of our competitors. Buddha Bath Co prides itself on using natural products ONLY to create the majestically aromatic delights for bathing and relaxing.
In this blog, Buddha will feature some of our customers’ favorite products, the natural ingredients in them that help to promote a healthy lifestyle, and how comparable products from other companies are packed with harmful chemicals.
Beyond our best kept secret recipes are only a few ingredients. For example, our soaps are made from pure olive oil or goat’s milk. That’s it. That’s it?! Yes.
When using bath products we do not ask this question enough: what does into them? We simply think that these commercial companies will protect us from harmful chemicals, but the reality is that they are not thinking of what these chemicals may do to us in the future, they are concerned with profits.
Now what are these harmful products found in soap bars that are stocked at your local market? Get out your periodic table, because you’re about to be served a Chemistry lesson:
- SODIUM LAUROYL ISETHIONATE: this is a surfactant/detergent used as a cleansing agent and is used to facilitate lather in shampoos, body washes, and facial cleansers.
What are the risks?
- It can cause skin irritation depending on the individual’s susceptibility and concentration used (insert source*)
- Sodium lauroyl isethionate is created by combining fatty acids with isethionic acid. Isethionic acid is created by combining sodium bisulfite in an aqueous solution (containing water) and ethylene oxide. Ethylene oxide is a known carcinogen. Traces of ethylene oxide can remain in the product, along with carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane (insert source*).
We have only gotten through 1 ingredient that is listed on the box of a comparablesoap product.
- SODIUM TALLOWATE or SODIUM PALMITATE: these are traditional waxy soaps that bind to oil and dirt to wash them away. These ingredients are outdated. Now that the science of skin is advancing, we understand that pulling out all of the oils in the skin does far more harm than good.
- COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE: is a synthetic surfactant which strips oils from your skin in high concentrations which results in irritation.
- TETRASODIUMEDTA and TETRASODIUM ETIDRONATE: are preservatives that can irritate skin conditions, particularly eczema. Depending on who you ask, they are either safe or carcinogenic.
- TITANIUM DIOXIDE: is a great sunscreen but has no use in a rinse-off product.