The Danger

Over the last 50 years our environment has been soaked with an unbelievable load of hazardous chemicals, metals, & pollutants like never before in history.

Researchers estimate through various studies that the average person living today is carrying a minimum of 700 known toxins in their blood, skin, fat tissue, brain tissue, liver, digestive and other organ systems. The most toxic agents are found in household cleaning agents, personal hygiene products, lawn care products, food, and water.

The chemicals found in most personal hygiene products have been linked to serious disease and imbalances in the body including cancer, infertility, and sever depression.

It is so important to know the ingredients that are in the products you apply to your skin because they get directly absorbed into your bloodstream and create toxicity within the body.

Numerous countries have taken notice of the side effects of these ingredients and have outright banned them. The scary part is that America is NOT one of those countries taking care, and millions are using these toxic products every single day.

The following ingredients have been shown to have a toxic effect on the body that may manifest in unusual ways. Some have even become illegal or not proven safe in other countries, and you may be filling your bloodstream with them every single day. Check out this list from Organic Beauty Talk to see if your personal care products have these toxins in them. . . .

Toxic Ingredients Found in Perfumes, Soap, and Lotions

Alcohol, Isopropyl (SD-40):

  • A very drying and irritating solvent and dehydrator that strips your skin’s moisture and natural immune barrier, making you more vulnerable to bacteria, molds and viruses.
  • It is made from propylene, a petroleum derivative and is found in many skin and hair products, fragrance, antibacterial hand washes as well as shellac and antifreeze.
  • It can act as a “carrier” accelerating the penetration of other harmful chemicals into your skin.
  • It may promote brown spots and premature aging of skin. A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients says it may cause headaches, flushing, dizziness, mental depression, nausea, vomiting, narcosis, anesthesia, and coma. Fatal ingested dose is one ounce or less.

DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine) & TEA (triethanolamine):

  • Hormone-disrupting chemicals that can form cancer-causing nitrates and nitrosamines. These chemicals are already restricted in Europe due to known carcinogenic effects. In the United States however, they are still used despite the fact that Americans may be exposed to them 10-20 times per day with products such as shampoos, shaving creams and bubble baths.
  • Dr. Samuel Epstein (Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Illinois) says that repeated skin applications of DEA-based detergents resulted in major increase in incidence of liver and kidney cancer. The FDA’s John Bailey says this is especially important since “the risk equation changes significantly for children”.

DMDM Hydantoin & Urea (Imidazolidinyl):

  • Just two of many preservatives that often release formaldehyde which may cause joint pain, skin reactions, allergies, depression, headaches, chest pains, ear infections, chronic fatigue, dizziness, and loss of sleep.
  • Exposure may also irritate the respiratory system, trigger heart palpitations or asthma, and aggravate coughs and colds. Other possible side effects include weakening the immune system and cancer.


  • Mostly synthetic ingredients can indicate the presence of up to four thousand separate ingredients, many toxic or carcinogenic.
  • Symptoms reported to the FDA include headaches, dizziness, allergic rashes, skin discoloration, violent coughing and vomiting, and skin irritation. Clinical observation proves fragrances can affect the central nervous system, causing depression, hyperactivity, irritability, inability to cope, and other behavioral changes.
  • Alternative – Organic Essential Oils.

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG):

  • Potentially carcinogenic petroleum ingredient that can alter and reduce the skin’s natural moisture factor. This could increase the appearance of aging and leave you more vulnerable to bacteria.
  • Used in cleansers to dissolve oil and grease. It adjusts the melting point and thickens products. Also used in caustic spray-on oven cleaners.

Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol:

  • Gaseous hydrocarbons which in a liquid state act as “surfactant” (wetting agents and solvents). They easily penetrate the skin and can weaken protein and cellular structure.
  • PG is strong enough to remove barnacles from boats!
  • The EPA considers PG so toxic that it requires workers to wear protective gloves, clothing and goggles and to dispose of any PG solutions by burying them in the ground.
  • Because PG penetrates the skin so quickly, the EPA warns against skin contact to prevent consequences such as brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities. But there isn’t even a warning label on products such as stick deodorants, where the concentration is greater than in most industrial applications.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES):

  • Detergents and surfactants that pose serious health threats. Used in car washes, garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers – and in 90% of personal-care products that foam.
  • Animals exposed to SLS experience eye damage, depression, labored breathing, diarrhea, severe skin irritation, and even death. Young eyes may not develop properly if exposed to SLS because proteins are


  • SLS may also damage the skin’s immune system by causing layers to separate and inflame. When combined with other chemicals, SLS can be transformed into nitrosamines, a potent class of carcinogens. Your body may retain the SLS for up to five days, during which time it may enter and maintain residual levels in the heart, liver, the lungs, and the brain.


  • A synthetic “antibacterial” ingredient – with a chemical structure similar to Agent Orange! The EPA registers it as a pesticide, giving it high scores as a risk to both human health and the environment.
  • It is classified as a chlorophenol, a class of chemicals suspected of causing cancer in humans.
  • Its manufacturing process may produce dioxin, a powerful hormone-disrupting chemical with toxic effects measured in the parts per trillion; that is only one drop in 300 Olympic-size swimming pools!
  • Hormone disruptors pose enormous long-term chronic health risks by interfering with the way hormones perform, such as changing genetic material, decreasing fertility and sexual function, and fostering birth defects.
  • It can temporarily deactivate sensory nerve endings, so contact with it often causes little or no pain. Internally, it can lead to cold sweats, circulatory collapse, and convulsions. Stored in body fat, it can accumulate to toxic levels, damaging the liver, kidneys and lungs and can cause paralysis, suppression of immune function,brain hemorrhages, and heart problems.
  • Tufts University School of Medicine says that triclosan is capable of forcing the emergence of “superbugs” that it cannot kill. Its widespread use in popular antibacterial cleaners, toothpastes and household products may have nightmare implications for our future.


  • Parabens are preservatives in lotions, shampoos and all kinds of other cosmetics
  • After intricate testing, Denmark first made the decision to ban all parabens in products made for young children in 2010.
  • In 2012, the rest of the EU announced it was following that decision.
  • Parabens are absorbed into the bloodstream and have been shown to lead to hormonal disruption.
  • Parabens have also been linked to breast cancer.

Osana All Natural Soap does not include any of these ingredients.