TRICLOSAN is responsible for breaking downyour skins natural protective barriers and is a known carcinogen. When you work in the pharmaceutical industry and hubs casually mentions that the FDA has banned triclosan, a common ingredient in all the hand soaps in our home, it’s less than passing banter. To be honest the number of things that are found to cause cancer can be overwhelming and easy to ignore but when it’s so easy to remedy, why sit idle?
I first discovered my love for ecostore when the eldest was born and I wanted something gentle and free from nasties. Since then, it’s been discovered that olive oil and coconut oil can actually add to the dryness of skin and this baby moisturiser played more of a part in our daily routine. While it was easy to find at my local woolies and I adored pretty packaging made from sugarcane plastics and were 100% recyclable, I must admit, there was no catalyst to explore their range further, until now.
Eco store was the first place I looked for a replacement hand soap and it has so much going for it. They contain none of the big bad hand soap faves such as triclosan, synthetic dyes, cocamide, DEA/MEA, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Synthetic Perfumes or Cocamidopropyl Betaine. They do however still have some gorgeous natural fragrances such as coconut and vanilla or orange and patchouli but my favorite is rose and Cardamom . At $5.99/250ml it’s a lot more cost effective than most of the botanical products out there too and trust me I looked around for something that ticked all the boxes.
If you have sensitive skin, I can also highly recommend the fragrance free soap which I used during pregnancy when I had smell aversions but my eldest is obsessed with the foaming handwash. I must admit, it did take 2 days before we could stop him from washing up to his elbows in the stuff….. How funny, he just stormed into the study with his hands covered in soap after a trip to the bathroom. Looks liked it’s passed the test in our family. We’ll be making the switch, will you?
Disclosure: Some samples were provided.