The scary truth is that the FDA does not regulate what is in personal care products and over time, many companies have incorporated ingredients in their formulas that are carcinogens, hormone distributors, neurotoxins, and even ingredients that cause birth defects or compromise our immune systems. Similar to a carton of cigarettes, these products should have a warning label on them informing people of their risks. Unfortunately, they do not. It is up to the consumer to determine what is considered safe, clean, and green.
Have you ever looked at a product label and felt overwhelmed and confused by the complicated list of ingredients? It can be daunting to figure out what is harmful and what is safe to use. Marketing claims don’t help either. It’s so common now for a product to list many “free-of” claims on the bottle: “free of parabens, phthalates, gluten, unicorns” okay well maybe not unicorns, but so what? Who cares what’s NOT in the bottle? At The Bath Well, we focus on the ingredients inside the product and their many benefits. So you could say, our philosophy is to always look at the bath half-full.
In lieu of a long list of ingredients that we will not allow in the products we carry, we’ll make it simple. If an ingredient is questionable, we don’t think it’s worth the risk of carrying the product. Before carrying a product, we look carefully at each ingredient and cross reference it with the many credible and informative resources available. You will not find synthetic fragrance or phenoxyethanol in any of our products. Additionally, if an ingredient has strong evidence connecting it to being a carcinogen, hormone disruptor, neurotoxin or compromise immune systems and cause birth defects, we will not carry it.
We want to make it clear that we are not scientists, chemists or healthcare professionals. We are conscious consumers who are constantly educating ourselves on ingredients and are trying to do our part to make better body care options available. The information we provide is intended to motivate our customers to make their own decisions regarding the products they use. Non-toxic/Green/Clean products have no legal definition, so it is up to you to determine which ingredients you are comfortable with. We encourage everyone to educate themselves to determine what your personal standards are when it comes to products. If you are looking to increase your ingredient intel, check out some of our trusted sources:
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*Disclaimer: Any statements or claims about benefits of ingredients have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition. As health and ingredient research continuously evolves, we do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any information presented on this website.