In our current green focused marketplace, many consumers are looking for the most natural and organic personal care products they can find. Since opening The Grapeseed Co. flagship store last fall, I’ve become even more aware of the many misconceptions and misunderstanding consumers have around natural and organic products and the use of preservatives.
Sugar as an alternative preservative system.
Why use preservatives?
As a side issue, I will also address the accusation that the SCCS are easily swayed by the cosmetics industry.
Recent stories have circulated the web about the average woman using more than 515 chemicals on her face daily implying that this was quite dangerous. This number sounded quite low to me so I thought I’d count what I use.
First thing in the morning I take a shower and wash my face with soap and water. Water is dihydrogen monoxide, the first chemical. My handcrafted vegetable oil soap will include the following oils
Tetrasodium Edta is derived from sodium salts. It is a synthetic amino acid and is used as a chelating agent. The Greek root of the word chelate is chele which means “to claw”. The root of the word creates a great visual image of what Edta does as a chelating agent. Edta “claws” or “binds” [...]
Answers To Some Of Your Questions About Parabens Parabens. What are they? Do they work? Are they dangerous? These are just a few of the questions I get at least a few times a day, every day. Hopefully, this post clears up some of the paraben puzzlement. Parabens are esters of para-hydroxibenzoic acid that have [...]