Make One Change August 2019: Don’t Put SLS in your Mouth!

August change was all about SLS… or Sodium Laureth Sulphate. It is in our toothpaste, cleaning, and cosmetic products and has been shown to be toxic to the environment and ourselves. If you do use it, wash it off immediately, and avoid it completely in your mouth (toothpaste!!). However, consider avoiding it all together because of the fact you’re probably washing it down the drain and in to our oceans, and it really isn’t good for marine life!

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A great review on all studies on SLS, dispelling some myths and reinforcing our change this month, where we recommend washing off products containing it quickly (or avoiding it all together) and NOT putting it in your mouth! Unless it's openly derived from coconut or palm (which has it's own issues), it's yet another synthetic petroleum product that has no business in our bodies. Even while it's deemed mostly "safe" (otherwise known as "possibly" toxic), it's yet another little bit of poison that we are assailed with daily. Part of increasing the health of ourselves and our planet is reducing our daily exposure, and to do this we need to know what is in the products we use daily. Oh, and if you aren't going to read the whole article, then just read this quote: Ingredients and formulations with an LD50 of ≥5,000 mg/kg are classified as nontoxic. The acute oral toxicity of SLS as a raw material is reported to range from 600 to 1,288 mg/kg (in rats), which indicates that SLS is toxic to rats as a standalone ingredient. The acute oral toxicity of SLS is not disputed… Full article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4651417/ #makeonechangeaug19

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Coconut toothpaste and Australian! #Repost @coconuttoothpaste • • • • • CocoClean is 100% an Australian made, by a dental surgeon and it’s a great vegan / plant based toothpaste that tastes great, leaves you feeling clean and fresh with a hint of spearmint, just like any conventional toothpaste. You can purchase yours at www.coconuttoothpaste.com.au free shipping on orders over $24.00 😁🌿 – – – #toothpaste #vegan #australianownedandmade #white #fresh #smiles #coconut #spearmint #bpafree #tubing #family #friendly #chemicalfree #allergies #mum #dad #childfriendly #baby #healthyinthehills #natural #crueltyfree #crueltyfreebeauty #crueltyfreebrand #animalrights #australian #product #dentist #dentalsurgeon #dentalsurgery

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Here's a great summary with references! Check your bottles! #Repost @wellbeing_revolution_ • • • • • All Arbonne products are SLS free. Is It Dangerous? High concentrations are responsible for severe irritation and even corrosion of the skin. Studies recommend concentration levels of no more than 1% in products with prolonged use. This is disturbing when you consider a number of cleaning products have levels of SLS as high as between 10-20% and in extreme cases over 30%. In short, SLS can cause irritation of the scalp, gums and skin at just 1% and in some people the reaction will be quite strong. We recommend in this case to use a SLS free alternative. #sls #sodiumlaurylsulphate #chemicals #toxins #unsafe #carcinogenic #wellbeing #health #slsfree #toxinfree #slsfreeskincare #slsfreeparabenfreesiliconefree

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Bath bombs (check the ingredients) are a great alternative to bubble bath and usually don't contain SLS. Check the ones you're buying contain things like salt and bi-carb, and are fragranced with essential oils! #Repost @eco.party.place • • • • • Double tap if your kid loves fizzy bath bombs? We are creating a plastic free party bag that has everything you need to make your own bath bombs! They will also include a recipe card so all your little friends can keep making them with their steel mould! It’s not only a fun activity, but it teaches our children that we can make most things ourselves at home which is healthier for us and the planet 🌍. I am still waiting for products to arrive but once I have everything I will put a party bag together to show you! #mumswithhustle #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyliving #ecofriendlygifts #betheleafoftheparty #theecopartyplace #socialmethodsociety #kidspartyideas #plasticfreepartybags #plasticfreeparty #kidspartyactivities #childrenpartyideas #plasticdetox #kidspartyideas #ecopartyfavours #childrenparty #partybags #seeyaplastic #zerowasteaustralia #zerowastehome #partyplanner #sustainable #zerowaste #plasticfree #bathtime #bathbombs #breakfreeofplastic #plasticfreejuly #toxicfreebeauty #childrenof_instagram

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This stuff is the bomb when you're going SLS (And all the other nasty stuff) free! It can be used for everything from cleaning to body care and is 100% natural! #Repost @floraandfaunaau • • • • • 🌿 New to F&F – The Dr Bronner's Twin Pack for a Limited Time Only 🌿 . In their best selling peppermint flavour, this twin pack is super great value – why not share with a friend? $40 for close to 1.5L! Scented with organic peppermint oil to cool skin, clear sinuses and sharpen the mind, this Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is concentrated, biodegradable, and versatile, with 18-in-1 uses, it can be used for just about any cleaning task 🙌Dr Bronner's bottles are also made from recycled plastic bottles and can be refilled in our store 🙂 . Available online now at Flora & Fauna 🍃 #drbronners #nontoxic #naturalcleaning #makeonechangeaug19

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So for all the reason’s outlined above, August was the month for avoiding SLS – and if you can’t avoid it, not putting it in to your mouth!

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