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I know we assume that is something says it is an eco-friendly or green product it is.  Not so, it is very important to read labels and know your ingredients as many of these products deemed green contain sodium laurel or laureth sulphates and parabens.  I also have an issue with big names like Tide saying they are doing their part for the environment by making the product concentrated and putting it in a smaller bottle...the product is still the same chemicals and pollutants only in a smaller bottle.  The big companies are so quick to jump on and market for the green bandwagon and people so naive as to fall for the scam simply because an advert says it is better for the environment.  Knowledge is power and arming yourself with the knowledge and know how is really key in this situation.  Get the facts about the products you use, know your ingredients and be a green savvy shopper!

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I just started a wiki on ingredients in personal care and cleaning products to avoid.  It's certainly not complete and has some holes I haven't filled in yet...so it'd be great to get the combined wisdom of the Huddle in there!

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clappingtotally agree, i only buy full disclosure products and only if i either am already familiar with the ingredients and don't see any of my long list of no nos, or after i have researched the ingredients i don't know and haven't added them to my list of no nos.

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i'm sure between all of us we can fill it out pretty well ;-)

 

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Originally Posted by stins:

I just started a wiki on ingredients in personal care and cleaning products to avoid.  It's certainly not complete and has some holes I haven't filled in yet...so it'd be great to get the combined wisdom of the Huddle in there!


 

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