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toxic list

Natural brands that I don't recommend:

I don't  recommend 

BRAND   since it has the preservative I avoid.

Triethanolamine: Triethanolamine is a human skin, immune system, and respiratory toxicant. It has been shown to cause bladder and liver cancer, as well as changes in testicles..

Benzyl Alcohol, a synthetic ingredient used as solvent and preservative; has been associated with contact allergy, Known human any toxicant or allergen, Human [[system]] toxicant or allergen - strong evidence, Associated with immunotoxicity or allergies, Classified as toxic or harmful, Dangerous for the environment.

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Natural brands that I don't recommend:

I don't  recommend 

BRAND   with Decyl Glucoside: (Coconut & Palm Kernel Derived)

Carrageenan: The International Agency for Research on Cancer and the National Research Council of the US both have determined that carrageenan is a carcinogen.

Titanium Dioxide: Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful

Hydroxyacetophenone: Causes skin irritation Causes serious eye irritation May cause respiratory irritation


Methylisothiazolinone: synthetic preservative, The US EPA reports the LC50 value is very toxic to aquatic life.

ParfumKnown human immune system toxicant or allergen. Causes skin allergies in children. Causes respiratory irritation in people, exacerbates asthma. Has high acute toxicity to aquatic life.

Fragrance: Known human immune system toxicant or allergen, causes allergic contact dermatitis, causes skin allergies in children, exacerbates asthma, has high acute toxicity to aquatic life.

Natural brands that I don't recommend:

I don't  recommend 

BRAND   with phytic acid

Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low). This substance causes severe skin burns and eye damage, is harmful if swallowed, and causes serious eye damage.

Sodium Phytate: Phosphates in detergent cause lake pollution and eutrophication.

Sodium Phytate: CLP notification causes serious eye irritation. Carcinogen. Harmful if swallowed [Warning Acute toxicity, oral. May cause respiratory irritation [Warning Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Respiratory tract irritation. Harmful to aquatic life with long-lasting effects [Hazardous to the aquatic environment, long-term hazar

Benzisothiazolinone: synthetic preservative, toxic,  is not anaerobically degradable. and skin sensitizer.

❌ Sodium benzoate: preservative (Bio-accumulative and cancer-causing food preservative)

​Sodium benzoate: benzoic acid, vitamin C mix can cause cancer. Capable of causing contact urticaria

❌ Potassium Sorbate.: preservative,  Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidence.

Causes serious eye irritation

Phenoxyethanolpreservative classified as an irritant, toxic, and harmful. Can have adverse effects on the central and peripheral nervous systems, linked to allergic contact uritica and dermatitis. Made by the reaction of corrosive phenol with carcinogen ethylene oxide.

Exposure to phenoxyethanol has been linked to reactions ranging from eczema[2] to severe, life-threatening allergic reactions.[3] Infant oral exposure to phenoxyethanol can acutely affect nervous system function.[4]

❌ Ethylhexylglycerin: Classified as an irritant, this substance causes serious eye damage. Severe eye damage was observed in animal testing. Liver effects observed at low doses in repeat-dose studies in rats. This substance is harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Ethylhexylglycerin: highly relevant, sensitizer in 'hypo-allergenic' cosmetics. To report on 13 patients who presented with allergic contact dermatitis caused by ethylhexylglycerin.

Citric Acid: unless it is derived by is from frozen lemon and orange peels, conventional cheaper lab-made citric acid Manufactured citric acid (MCA) is derived from a mold. "Approximately 99% of the world’s production of MCA is carried out using the fungus Aspergillus niger, a known allergen, identified merely as "citric acid" in ingredients lists. The FDA has generally considered it safe, but no scientific studies were performed to evaluate the safety of MCA when ingested in substantial amounts and with chronic exposure."  Depends on which citric acid method a company wants to use.  A synthetic option or natural.  Synthetic is cheaper. You can ask a company which processes they use. Certificate of Authenticity COA

Better preservatives

SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE   Sodium dehydroacetate is an antimicrobial ingredient used as preservative.

PHENETHYL ALCOHOL Phenethyl Alcohol is an aromatic alcohol. fragrance ingredient, preservative, and masking


Also sometimes referred to as Octanohydroxamic Acid. This is a plant-based amino acid that’s broken down from raw virgin coconut oil. Acts as a preservative to prolong the shelf-life of products, so that it’s antimicrobial. This ingredient helps to prevent bacteria growth in babycare products. Used instead of parabens in some formulations.


According to PETA's  Squalane is Shark Liver Oil. Used in lubricating creams and lotions. Derivatives: Squalane, Squalene

Sharks are considered high in mercury and other heavy metals because they are large fish. Studies: Sharks are long-lived apex predators which can accumulate toxic metals such as mercury and arsenic

Sharks are at risk of extinction


PHENETHYL ALCOHOL Phenethyl Alcohol is an aromatic alcohol. fragrance ingredient, preservative, and masking

LILIAL: Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child. Lilial’s use isn’t limited to personal care products. It’s also used as a fragrance ingredient in household cleaners and detergents. 

EU’s European Commission classified lilial as a “reprotoxic and it banned it.

"Lilial is a fragrance used in many cosmetics and household products but has been labeled a reproductive toxin by an amendment to the European CLP Regulation and it will be prohibited in cosmetic products from 1st March 2022."

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