Toxic Bathtub Products

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Registered: 03-12-2009
Toxic Bathtub Products
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Thu, 03-12-2009 - 4:15pm

Did you all see the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report on formaldehyde in Johnson's baby shampoo?

The report reveals that despite label claims like “gentle” and “safe,” dozens of popular children’s bath products contain the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane- chemicals that are used in embalming fluid, fumigants and automotive coolant.

There's a great blog at MomsRisng giving the details with a link to the report. http://www.momsrising.org/content/babies-across-us-are-sitting-toxic-tubs

You can take action by following the link.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Thu, 03-12-2009 - 6:54pm

It's one thing to read labels but when you learn what the ingredients are and then you read labels, you can drive yourself crazy! That's what I did, I can still remember how angry I was to learn about harmful chemicals in baby soap, makeup and other skin care products. The more you learn, the worse it gets!

If the general population was more aware of all that we ingest in the name of money, they would start to become angry too. I see that happening, society is gonna be one he!l of an angry place one day!

How many OB's will tell a pregnant women to watch her mercury intake when eating but then, a sentence later, tell her to schedule her mercury laced flu shot?

How many babies are given the Hep B vaccine when the Mom's medical records clearly show that she tested negative for Hep B?

Did you know that the purification system for drinking water does not filter out pharmaceutical drugs and you're getting a little antidepressant with your coffee each morning? Are you aware that boiling water sometimes INCREASES the toxicity? I always thought that boiled water was pure and clean...I thought wrong!

We are bombarded with crap from every angle every day. Those who are aware of the dangers try and protect their own. The rest just sheeple right along.

Thanks for passing this info on :)

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Registered: 06-05-2008
Fri, 03-13-2009 - 11:18am

Thanks for posting. I was planning to buy more soap for my babies. I guess I'll check out what Whole Foods offers.

I thought it was odd that some of that baby soap or shampoo (I forget which) got on my baby's white towel and it's now stained grey. That made me wonder. I have also noticed that the soap and shampoo are almost identical in ingredients.

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Registered: 09-09-2007
Fri, 03-13-2009 - 11:38am

Try this site:

http://www.sunfeather.com/forkids.html

natural soaps and fun ones for kids

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Sat, 03-14-2009 - 5:39pm

Thanks for that link! The modeling soap looks like fun!

I have made many "natural" purchases in the last few months and I've been happily surprised with all of them. I never thought I would find a conditioner that was natural that would satisfy me. Over the Christmas holidays we let our Y membership run out. I kept my locker and left my new "all natural" shampoo, soap and conditioner there. Over the holidays I used the old chemical-ridden products and I could not believe the difference it made! My hair (and my daughter's) was dry and not as soft after about three days. And you could tell the cuticle was sealed much better with the natural stuff. Something else I noticed was combing my 4 yr old's hair was easy with the all natural products. I always had to use a chemical ridden detangler on her hair, even after (chemical ridden) conditioner. Now, I use the natural products, I've found two that I like so far and neither require the use of the spray detangler after using the conditioner in the shower. Recently we went swimming in a salt water pool and I noticed that our hair does not feel like hay when we use the natural products. It did with the old stuff.

I'm sold now but it took me a while to start trying the natural products because I was already convinced that I would not be satisfied. :(

Something else I have noticed over the years is that the more crap you use (crap being health & beauty products), the more you need to use it...

Not buying detangler is saving me money, and the natural stuff is only pennies more. So the natural products are not more costly in the long run.

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Registered: 09-09-2007
Sat, 03-14-2009 - 11:56pm

I think I'm going to get some of that modeling soap too! My kids will love it!


I don't know where you live but do you have any Amish near you? They are a terrific source for the natural stuff! There is a big community near where I live so they always have their little stands by the road and when we have small town craft shows they have booths where they sell their things. I never buy honey from anywhere or anyone but the Amish! The ones in our area also have soaps and chapsticks and other things. And the most yummy baked goods! Also, honey made locally in your area for some reason is really good for outdoor allergies. I give my kids tablespoons of it when they have a cough from the sniffles due to allergies and it helps so much. It's also a preventative thing if you eat if regularly. Something about the bees and making it with the local pollen.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Sun, 03-15-2009 - 4:11pm

I live in GA so we don't have many Amish, but we do have someone who sells natural honey. My son's homeschool group made soap one day and I've been saying I wanted to learn how, just haven't taken the time to do it. They also made laundry soap and until recently I just assumed that I wouldn't be satisfied but I'm opening my mind a little more each day :). The dang cost of groceries keeps going up and I'll eventually get with it!

Thanks for reminding me about the honey and allergies. I remember seeing a lot of recipes for teas and herbal remedies that included honey. This year I plan on finding something to treat my kid's miserable sneezing episodes. I used to give him Zertec but I won't be drugging him ever again since I now know better. He was also prescribed Singular which states on the package insert that it can cause suicidal tendencies in children. And he's expected to take the stuff at age 9 and continue the rest of his life I suppose...

UGH!