Toxic Chemicals in your Bathroom


By the looks of it, we’re unknowingly making ourselves sick. I mean, who wants to wash their face with engine degreaser?! Our soaps, shampoos, body lotions, makeup and so forth contain more than 125 ingredients known to cause cancer.

Just look at the back of your beauty products and you’ll see that the majority of them contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). 

Most of these chemicals cause a host of problems, such as hormonal disruptions, allergies, headaches, depression, chronic fatigue, birth defects, weakens your immune system, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, irritability, memory loss and even CANCER.  

Please try and avoid using products with any of these toxic chemicals.  Remember the companies putting these deadly ingredients in your favorite products are out to make lots of profit.

Oh, and one more thing… You’re going to have to check the labels of products claiming to be “NATURAL.” Why? Even those contain toxic ingredients. Maybe not so many, but they’ve got some of them in there. So, read labels very carefully. Below are some of the most common ingredients you should look out for:

  • Fragrances
  • FD&C Color Pigments, ex: Blue No. 1 or D&C followed by a number and color
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) – use this if you want to age your hair and skin.
  • DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), & TEA (Triethanolamine)
  • Triclosan
  • Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol – will age your skin faster than you can say, “Wrinkles.”
  • Mineral Oil – Use this baby if you want poor saggy skin. Don’t ever use BABY OIL!
  • Parabens (Propyl, Methyl, Butyl, or Ethyl)
  • Imidazolidinyl & Diazolidinyl Urea

Want to check what ingredients are in your favorite products? Check this website out:  Skin Deep Website

9 comments on “Toxic Chemicals in your Bathroom

  1. […] are thousands of chemicals utilized in personal care products, in fact, over 900 toxic chemicals  in cosmetics alone!  There are other articles that go through much more extensively what these […]

  2. I Love this Vivien…..i have been incredibly passionate about being a make up artist that is proud of what she puts on peoples faces-if its not good enough for me its not good enough for anybody…….Inika is a beautiful make up brand and Y natural skin care is gorgeous as well (both aussie brands but sell globally). Both companies are owned by women who got sick and had enough and decided to do it their way, Chemical and cruelty free. All your posts are wonderful and i love your passion.

  3. What types of recipes do you have? I am always interested in learning and trying new things! 🙂

  4. Yikes… this is some scary stuff. Have any suggestions on product substitutions that aren’t as harmful to our bodies or the environment?

    • Vivien Veil says:

      There are a variety of products that don’t have harmful chemicals. Just depends where you live. Whole Foods and Sun Harvest tend to have a range of natural products. There’s a company called “Avalon” that stocks natural products too. I sometimes make my own creams. Dr Hauschka has really great stuff, but tend to be pricey for some. If you’re interested in making your own beauty products, let me know and I can give you recipes. 🙂

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