A lot of scientists are keen to point out that ‘safe’ and ‘natural’ don’t always go together. It is equally true that ‘synthetic’ and ‘toxic’ aren’t the same thing either. Another less obvious pairing is that something can be both natural and synthetic at the same time.
I got a question from iMarie. “What are your thoughts about sulfates being contaminated with 1,4-dioxane? Thanks!” Well that brought back some memories.
Sodium laureth sulfate is in just about every shampoo and foam bath, as avid readers of ingredient lists can confirm. The name tells you pretty much what it is, if you know about these things. It is the sodium salt of sulfated lauryl alcohol, which has been ethoxylated. If you had hadn’t ethoxylated it, it …