Simply Natural Soaps & Sundries makes safer, natural alternatives to products that families use on a daily basis. With natural products including soaps, lotions, body scrubs, herbal salves, and other household sundries, we want to help people eliminate as many toxins and chemicals from their lives as possible.
Most of our products are 90%-100% Natural. Fortunately and unfortunately this means many things. They are so much safer for you and your loved ones to use. Much gentler on you and your clothes and home. They are much better for the environment as well. However, one downside is that with them being so natural is that there are not all kinds of chemical preservatives that make them last forever. Some of the products do have a Paraben & Formaldehyde free preservative to help them last a little longer (mainly cosmetics that contain water)...some may have an all natural oil or extract that can serve as an antimicrobial/preservative for a short time...and some may not have anything. If you ever have a question or concern about a product, please let me know. Generally, preservative free things should last at least a month while products with a preservative will last longer. You can also help preserve things longer by keeping them cool and making sure to use clean dry hands or applicators when using products in jars. And be sure to always keep the containers tightly closed when not in use!
DISCLAIMER: The statements made here are purely education and have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. They are by no means intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Our products are natural cleansers, or moisturizers and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease. They are purely to allow you to use more natural chemical free products. We have taken what we like to use on ourselves and our family, and are sharing them with you and yours! Remember, what works for some may not work for all.
The use of our soap & other products is not intended to replace the recommendations of your healthcare practitioner.
Our products are formulated to be extremely mild but some individuals may have adverse reactions to certain plant materials or other natural ingredients. Just because something is NATURAL does not mean it is safe for everyone. If irritation should occur, discontinue use. Our products are for external use only and to be used with total discretion and sole responsibility.
The coloration of our products may vary from batch to batch due to the use of natural herbs and spices which enhance their uniqueness.
We decided that the reasons to NOT use conventional store-bought laundry
detergent far outweighed the reasons to...and we thought you might agree!
1. PRICE: It is INSANELY expensive to purchase conventional laundry detergent these days. I cannot even believe the racket that these manufacturers are creating. It's just plain nuts. Why should someone spend on average $16 per bottle of laundry detergent that does anywhere from 36-48 loads of laundry? I can't even remember a bottle of detergent lasting that long, so I don't know what the count is based on. I probably had to buy a new 100oz bottle every month to month and a half.
2. CHEMICALS: This is the real monster in the closet and is the reason I want to spend the most time on. Have you ever considered what exactly is in your conventional laundry detergent? Did you know that laundry detergent manufacturers are not required to list out the ingredients used to make the detergent on the label? Many of the chemicals used in your brand of choice are cancer-causing toxins.....and the people responsible for this do not even have to WARN you about it. How ridiculous is that? That we are not even allowed to be told what it is we are using on our family's laundry.
In 2008, the University of Washington did a study on detergents and found that 99% of laundry detergents tested contained cancer-causing toxins, many of which were not on the label in the list of ingredients. The most dangerous being nonylphenol ethoxylate. Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPE) are bad for the environment, bad for wildlife and bad for YOU. Some of the problems that NPEs are noted for causing are: Endocrine (growth and development of tissues and organs) disruption, reproductive disorders such as decreased sperm counts in men, learning disabilities, birth defects, is known to mimic the hormone estrogen and is suspected in causing cancer as well. There have also been studies done that show this chemical to cause damage to heart and muscle function. NPEs are a major chemical used in PESTICIDES! It is so toxic that its use has been banned in Canada and all of Europe, but the United States continues to use it. How nice of them.
Using conventional laundry detergent causes a layer of detergent to remain on your clothing once it has been washed. This causes you to inhale the detergent as well as get the chemicals absorbed into your skin. The chemical will not instantly kill you. It causes damage over time and even just from small amounts of it.
The next toxin that can be found in all laundry detergents (that I am sure you will NOT find on the label) is formaldehyde. This is used as a preservative in many things (such as some of the vaccines we give our children! Another discussion for another time)...things you may never have even considered it to be in. I myself did not realize how many things it was in until I began doing research on vaccines for my daughter and on laundry detergent. The first thing I think of when I hear the word 'Formaldehyde' is the dead, horribly smelly frog that we had to dissect freshman year of high school. 12 years later, I can STILL remember the awful aroma it emitted. Why in God's name would I want something like that going into MY body---which, by the way, just happens to still be alive! Or worse--why would I want to knowingly use anything containing it on my daughter!? The short answer is- I don't. Formaldehyde has been known to have side effects such as skin, eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches and nausea and has even been linked as a possible contributor to some cancers, including leukemia. Once of the main reasons that the detergent you purchase smells so strongly of 'fragrance' is because of more chemicals that are being used to cover up that hideous formaldehyde smell. So when you inhale that pleasant smelling detergent, you may actually be inhaling trace amounts of formaldehyde or other dangerous toxins as well.
Being a new mother as well as newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, I really wanted to inspect the products that my family was using on their bodies or ingesting in one form or another. I strongly believe that my disease is environment caused. I'm not saying by any means that "I have MS because I used to use Tide to wash my clothes". Absolutely not. But using Tide (or any other conventional detergent) may very well be a factor in the long list of crap we pollute our bodies with that has since attributed to my development of Multiple Sclerosis. I decided that I wanted to avoid as many toxins as I possibly could help. I know it's not easy, and I know it is near impossible to avoid them completely.
We thought it was time to take control of what we are putting in and on our bodies, and we hope that you will think about it as well!
ABOUT THE CREATOR:
In 2011, Melissa Eaton gave birth to her first daughter and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis eight months later. Thus began her research on the stress that environmental pollutants puts on our bodies and how that contributes to many illnesses, and her search for safe, natural products. She began creating handcrafted products for the house and body that exclude conventional, harmful ingredients, and Simply Natural Soaps & Sundries, Inc. was born.