3 unhealthy products that I threw out of my bathroom

eco cosmetics mama toothpaste without fluoride antiperspirant without aluminum

Caring for our health is our duty, I understand it particularly well since I have a child and I know that I should be healthy and strong as long as possible to support them. It was during pregnancy that I began to be interested in and analyze what I eat, as well as what I tap into my skin. And finally I decided to throw out of the 3 bathroom products that do not positively affect our health, replacing them with much healthier substitutes. What did I throw away?

1. Fluoride toothpaste

I have read for a long time about the fact that fluoride is harmful, but only caring for a child made me explore the subject even more (example publication source) and I decided not to risk the negative impact of fluoride on the health of our family, especially a child who cannot rinse his mouth well and eats toothpaste when brushing his teeth, so I replaced the toothpastes of our entire family with those in the organic version, without fluoride, of course, which they take great care of our teeth and healthy, fresh breath.

fluoride-free toothpaste

toothpaste without fluoride - for children and adults

2. Aluminum antiperspirant

Aluminum salts are effective in inhibiting perspiration, but “there is growing evidence that there is a link between anti-perspirant and underarm care products and an increased likelihood of developing malignant breast cancer. The action of cosmetics containing aluminum salts (...) may be dangerous to our health "- source. For now, I am testing the first substitute product, a natural "antiperspirant" without aluminum, i.e. an eco ball-based aloe deodorant - URTEKRAM, if I am satisfied, I will gladly recommend it to you.


3. Washing products with SLS

Sodium Laureth Sulfate, or "SLS", damages the natural hydrolipid barrier of the epidermis, causing increased water loss, a feeling of tightness and drying. Disrupts the secretion of sweat and sebum. Even in low concentrations, less than 0,5%, it can irritate the skin, especially allergic and sensitive skin, leading to itching, contact eczema or eczema. " source.

I replaced SLS with products containing the least irritating detergents (especially in children's cosmetics, there should be no such products !!!), i.e. Coco Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate or Lauryl Glucoside. What exactly did I choose? In our shower there is a product from Rossmann - Babydream: Universal Cleansing Gel, and Mikuś uses a gentle 2in1 cleansing gel from Momme.

Washing liquids for children (and adults, and why not) without SLS

washing liquid for children (and adults) without SLS

I wonder if you read cosmetics labels? What else would you recommend to throw away and replace?

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Leave a comment:

  • 23.08.2016

    I would also check the body lotion - if there is no paraffin in one of the first positions, similar to the face cream. And all other cosmetics - whether they do not contain a mountain of parabens. Have a good day 🙂

    • 23.08.2016

      Oh yes - and the balm is best replaced with unrefined organic coconut oil and the problem with reading the ingredients from the head 😉

    • 23.08.2016

      This is it

  • Ivai Q

    River theme 🙂 but increased awareness gives great satisfaction. I knew about the things you mentioned, but never too many reminders 😀
    And the worst thing about fluoride is its "ubiquity" ... it can be nibbled even in water: /

    • 23.08.2016

      Oh yes, it is a pity that many people defend against this knowledge with their hands and feet, assuming that if something is allowed to be sold, it must be healthy 🙁
      And fluoride in water is another reason to discontinue it in toothpaste ...

    • Ivai Q

      Exactly. It is not for nothing that they say "a man to a man a wolf", so there is no reason to expect that a person who wants to earn for us will take care of our health and safety.

  • aniabar87

    And what do you think about Ziajka paste without fluoride? can it be

    • 07.06.2016

      ZAKA TOOTHPASTE FOR CHILDREN WITH NO FLUORIDE WITH XYLITOL - I'm on yes, but I advise against gels, they contain PEG-8 and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

  • Far Minka

    We also use Babydream. Also some time ago I looked at cosmetics. Here is a list of those that caused my concern: http://aptekamalegoczlowieka.blogspot.com/2016/03/czy-wiesz-czym-smarujesz-siebie-i.html?m=1

  • Danka

    When it comes to food, I'm hoping to read the ingredients and choose only good products, but when choosing cosmetics I don't do it anymore, but after this post I will probably start.

    • 23.04.2016

      For me it started with reading the ingredients of cosmetics, then it was time to read the ingredients of food and now every shopping takes but I just don't trust the words "Healthy" "Eco" "Sreko" 😉 and I have to check everything myself.

  • 22 agusek

    I use Dr. Nona's underarms and it says that it prevents breast cancer. And when I read the composition I can see aluminum, how is it? 🙁

    • 23.04.2016

      oh dear, that's really weird, take a picture of the composition and paste it in We do not use aluminum even in food storage or preparation ...

  • 20.04.2016

    I fell in love with sage paste with Ziaji without fluoride, although I bought it because of the Polish brand, not the composition. I don't use another one now. And I'm about to change the antiperspirant, I just got used to the spray version and I don't know if I can find one without aluminum.

    • 23.04.2016

      Oh please! I was disappointed in many Ziai cosmetics, even those for children, compositions not very much, so I skip them on the shelves, but maybe wrongly, because they also have interesting compositions.

  • Joanna Samek

    That sls was evil - I knew fluoride was evil - I knew, but aluminum…. that's why you got me interested, I have to research the topic 🙂

    • 19.04.2016

      absolutely 🙂 we don't even use aluminum foil for food anymore, we eliminate it wherever possible ...

  • 19.04.2016

    I became interested in the composition of cosmetics after a not very pleasant adventure with a lump under my arm which I felt during menstruation. I ran to the doctor who recommended cutting out the tumor and examining a fragment of it. It turned out that it was aluminum that clogged my pores and caused a blockage. I thought I had cancer. After this adventure, I switched to natural cosmetics, which also need to be checked. Because sometimes they are only in name. For us, I most often reach for Polish Organique which I love

    • 19.04.2016

      What a story! It's wonderful that everything ended well. My friend had a similar story, that's why she has long persuaded me to change deodorant, but only recently did I decide on it. And what deodorant can you recommend to me?
      I agree that you have to check the composition of everything we buy, sometimes when I look at the compositions of cosmetics or such lauded emollients, I do not do well ... and ordinary BabyDream from Rossman is more eco than many pseudo-eco products. I am happy to read about your favorite cosmetics. What do you wash in?

    • 20.04.2016

      For now in plain powder, but I'm still looking for an alternative 🙂 I use a forever aloe deodorant. it lasts for a very long time, it doesn't leave any marks on clothes etc.

  • Natalia

    I replaced body peels with homemade peels - sugar, coconut oil and grated orange peel. It smells fantastic and does not clog the pipes in the bathroom like a coffee scrub.

    • 19.04.2016

      Sounds wonderful - for now I make coffee myself, but I will try yours for sure 🙂

    • pozytywy.eu

      Indeed, the ones they make are perfect. I do the same with masks and very often I exchange these drugstores for plain castor oil with yolks. Agnieszka, I'm interested in where you buy these pastes, do you think I will get one in Rossmann?

    • 09.05.2016

      castor oil with yolks you say? mmm and what effect does it give? I have a dehydrated complexion lately and I am crazy about various masks