Why avoid Shampoos with SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) & SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulphate)

Both children and pets have very thin, sensitive and permeable skin. Many ingredients applied directly onto the skin are absorbed directly into the blood stream. SLS & SLES are detergents and ingredients you would want to avoid. Here is why:

1. SLS usually derived from petroleum or palm oil,

2. SLES can become contaminated with 1,4 dioxane which is a carcinogen,

3. It is a known irritant,

4. Can cause loss of water in the skin,

5. Strip the hair and skin of natural oils & damage the follicle,

6. Harm the environment by increasing the acidity of the soil & water. 

7. Cats can develop respiratory compromise after inhalation during grooming.

Shampoos do, however, need surfactants to make them lather. FurBabies Botanicals have carried out extensive research to find a much more gentle, safer and planet friendly shampoo formulation. 


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