How can this be called a 'natural' product?

Ireland
April 14, 2007 6:45am CST
In my bath, I have a tube of Vanilla Body Wash, or so it is described on the tube. When you flip it over, it is further describes as, "Spoil yourself with this creamy, dreamy vanilla bodywash- for a natural, extravagant cleansing experience." If you scroll down to the ingredients, here is what is listed: Aqua, SOdium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, PArfum, Styrene/Acrylate Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydrantion, Butylphenyl, Methylpropional, Sodium Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol. Could they have not left out a lot of that stuff? What is most of it anyway? I recognoze aqua, parfum, glycerine and sdium, but the rest? They could be ingredients for a bomb for all I know! HAve you looked at the ingredient list of your bath or beauty products? WHat is in yours, and are they trying to pretend it is mostly natural?
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• United States
15 Apr 07
i have a hair product that contains things like wax.. while natural,seems odd. some of the products i'd bought in the last year contained alum!now that one really took me aback.
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• United States
10 May 07
I am with you wholey. I havel thought abuot that before. It's not just with body wash,it 's with food products too.It will say it's all natural then have this big long list of stuff in it. How is that natural,lol!
• Ireland
20 May 07
No kidding. My little one had a really hard timelearning to read and I remember him looking at the back of a food package and not being able to make heads nor tails of it. I had to admit NO ONE can, lolol!
@Savvynlady (3685)
• United States
10 May 07
I will have to ask were they talking about the bath being a natural cleansing experience, or the product itself? If it's about the bath, I may be inclined to agree, but about the product, uhh uhh.
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• Ireland
24 May 07
I think they meant the product. It wasn't soothing and relaxing, either let alone natural, after I read the list.
@drakan291 (817)
• Ireland
15 Apr 07
I know but techniquly is a natural product because it all came from the earth! No matter how many chemicals are in it they all came from eath!
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
3 Jun 07
Hello woodpigeon. I was born with a lot of allergies and using products are always a cause of concern for me. I can't use any products with the ingredients you stated above. I might end up with rashes all over my body. I always use the organic products. I can't know if they have a few chemicals added but so far it is working great on my skin. The cost is a little expensive though. I would still buy and use it rather than deal with allergies. Most of the products nowadays have a lot of chemicals added. I have read somewhere that some of the chemicals can do more harm than good to your skin. You may not yet notice it the first few years but it will eventually show up in a few years.
• Ireland
10 Jun 07
I am really starting to see the truth of this. I never had any allergies, and now that I am getting older, all of a sudden, I had a terrible spring. I was put on asthma inhalers and prescrip antihistimines and still couldn't get my lungs to properly calm down. We didn't do the stick test to find out what it was as there were so many possibilities in my environment that were very likely, but unremovable (my dogs, pollen, dust, ash etc). Pollen was probably the main culprit as I am now starting to feel better, but I guess after a lifetime bombarden of all this stuff, eventually the body says no.
@Gumball (793)
• United States
2 Jun 07
If you see an ingredient listed on something that says "urea", that's actually urine. Not sure what animal it's from but just the same - YUCK!!
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• Ireland
2 Jun 07
Holy moly! That is just too gross! I guess I shouldn't be surprised though. It is, technically, 'natural'.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
20 May 07
I read the responses from those who posted before me. While all of the ingredients came from the earth, and that supposedly qualifies the product as 'all natural' that really bothers me! EAch ingredient, by itself, may not be problematic, but the combination of ingredients is the subject of much debate! (as with the sodium laureth sulfate). Also, the earth is so toxic now thanks to the infusion of toxic chemicals by man, that going all natural is still unsafe!! I think it is time to go back to lye soap like my granny used!
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