Posts tagged Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Most people don't think twice when buying their toothpaste, but it might be worth looking into the ingredients that most contain, since there could be some that are not so beneficial to your health. Even though you don't use much toothpaste and you don't normally swallow it, small amounts do end up in your body and bloodstream via absorption in your mouth.

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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is an emulsifier and foaming agent used in many cosmetic products and industrial cleaners. It can be found in soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, body washes and laundry detergent. SLS, or sodium dodecyl sulfate, sulfuric acid, monododecyl ester, sodium salt, sodium salt sulfuric acid, sodium dodecyl sulfate, aquarex me or aquarex methyl (to keep things easy!), is produced a fatty acid called lauric acid, that usually comes from petroleum oil.

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