Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious... July 02 2014, 0 Comments


...a word used to represent the longest word in English- a nonsense word used by children. Don't you ever wonder who comes up with the names of various chemicals? We can scrutinise product labels, but remain mystified as to what the ingredients might actually be...but conclude that they've got to be okay, or they wouldn't be allowed to be included in a consumable product. Some of the most circumspect chemicals are used as preservatives in personal care products.

The following is a list of preservatives used in products, that we'd personally avoid all contact with until clinical studies are conclusive: 2-bromo-2 nitrophane/Bronopol; Diazolidinyl urea; DMDM hydantoin; Formaldehyde; Imidazolidinyl urea; Parabens- Benzlparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben; Methylchloroisthiazolinone; Methylisothiazolinone; Methylisothiazoline; Phenocyethanol. Can you even pronounce them? There's a clue!

The following preservatives aren't currently 'in question' over health risks...but use your judgement: Benzalkonium chloride; BHA/Butylated hydroxyanisole; BHT/Butylated hydroxytoluene; Ethylenediamine; Ethylenediamine: Methyeneamine; Methylchloroisothiazolinane; Methyldibromoglutaronitrite; Quaternium-15; Resorcinol; Thimerosal; Triclocaban; Triclosan. Do you bother to jot the ingredients down and research what they are before buying that product?

Apologies for any spelling mistakes made, but therein lies a simple rule to adopt when reading labels- if you can't spell it...if you can't pronounce it...if the ingredient appears as a nonsense word to you really want to risk putting it on your skin?

A popular commercial "beauty cream bar" soap is marketed "Soap is Harsh...**** is Different"- with its 26 mainly synthetic, petrochemical based ingredients- a truly alarming prospect! Our bodies are not meant to process petrochemicals.

ilo ORGANICS soaps contain generally 4 ingredients: a blend of selected saponified organic plant oils and natural glycerine- produced as a by-product of the soap-making process. There are no chemicals, no preservatives, no colouring agents and no fragrance compounds in our soaps...nothing hard to pronounce at all. Use our soaps with confidence!