Shampoo is one of the top needed products found at home. However, people do not think over what ingredients are in a shampoo. Today, it is more than known that many products are rich in toxic ingredients, including those personal products we use on a daily basis. And most importantly, FDA does not regulate them. Producers can put toxic chemicals if they want, even though they are extremely harmful to the human body.
Blazing your eyes is not the only thing your shampoo can do. According to a study on shampoos in Oakland, shampoos and cleansers include a dangerous agent that can cause cancer. This agent is known as cocamide diethanolamine (DEA).
We don’t drink shampoos, of course, but rubbing it on the skin or inhaling it penetrates into the body. The hot shower helps it enter into the body because the pores are wide open. Applying chemicals on the skin can be even worse than eating them.
Numerous dangerous chemicals are present in products from well known companies, such as Colgate, Palmolive, Paul Mitchell, and Prell. Tests done in labs have also discovered this chemical in kids’ products, such as a bubble shower from Kmart, and a cleanser/conditioner from Babies R Us. Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Kohl’s are some of the other companies whose products are part of the list with toxic ingredients.
However, FDA allows plenty of chemicals to be used in body care products, although some of these chemicals can cause cancer, liver failure and nervous system issue.
Homemade and natural shampoos are always a better idea, so here is one recipe.
You require the following ingredients:
Half a cup of coconut milk
2/3 cup of Castile soap
10-15 drops of essential oil. (you can choose any essential oil you want)
2 teaspoons of almond oil or olive oil
Put all the ingredients in a bottle and start shaking. Moreover, shake it well before using as well.