What about the preservatives?
Commercial bath and body product and some handmade products are sometimes loaded with preservatives so they remain fresh for a long time. The preservatives do extend the shelf life of the product and help keep them free from bacteria but sometimes the preservatives used are unhealthy and may cause skin problems. There are chemical ingredients in commercial shampoos that actually cause hair loss!
Some commonly used preservatives are either paraben or formaldehyde based. Germaben (INCI: Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben), Liquid Germall Plus (INCI: Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynl Butylcarbamate), LiquaPar Optima (INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben), and Phenonip (INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben) are preservatives that contain parabens. Parabens and formaldehyde based products have been known to be harsh to our bodies and also carcinogenic.
**Read about our natural preservatives under the "Preservatives" section at /our-ingredients/