I will be updating this article as times goes by and as I find more options. The main focus of this article is to share non-toxic options for your skin, whether this be shampoo, conditioner, body wash or even lotion.
I used to be a fan of Dr. Bronner liquid castile soap however in my study of whole system healing and possible sources of toxic metals I have found that peppermint is naturally high in aluminum which is a toxic metal for the body. So while I am a fan of the company, their work ethics and many of their products, I continued my search for a body wash that would best suit my needs.
Introducing Dr. Woods Shea Vision Pure Castile Soap Baby Mild Unscented. This is my new favorite body wash, it is hypoallergenic, free of Animal ingredients, artificial ingredients, animal testing, parabens, phthalates, lauryl/laureth sulfate, petroleum derivatives. Wow! This castile soap get’s the job done with no skin irritation, it can be used as a shampoo and will not sting the eyes so it is perfect for adults and children. I even use this to wash my dog!
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